To support the research undertaken by students who have been unable to travel to Canada due to COVID-19 restrictions, a Graduate Research Stipend (GRS) distribution process is being made available to allow supervisors to provide funding to these graduate students. The basic mechanism of the GRS is to deposit the stipend to the student’s UBC tuition account. When deposited, the funds will be applied against any tuition / fees owed; any funds in excess of fees will be provided to the student as a lump-sum payment.
This new process is subject to the conditions of funding that already apply to all research stipends. Faculty supervising graduate students remain responsible for ensuring that all UBC research activity, regardless of where it is undertaken, is conducted to the highest scientific, ethical, and professional standards, and in accordance with UBC policies on Scholarly Integrity (SC6), Research (LR2), and any other University policy that is relevant to the work that the graduate student will be undertaking. If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To provide GRS funding to a student, a supervisor will submit information about the funding and the student through an online form, accessible via this link. Please note that the online submission form can only be accessed via computers with a UBC IP address or via a UBC VPN connection.
Should there be any questions about providing the GRS, the supervisor will be contacted by the College of Graduate Studies (UBCO) or the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (UBCV). Once funding eligibility has been confirmed, the College of Graduate Studies (UBCO) or the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (UBCV) will contact the student with details of the funding and instructions on how to receive the funds.
Further details regarding the submission process and related policies can be found on the submission form page linked above and in the memo attached below. Should you have any questions about the process, please contact Nathan Sletten (UBCO - email@example.com) or Marija Zimonja (UBCV – firstname.lastname@example.org).