Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD)
The decolonization and Indigenization of mixed martial arts
The University of British Columbia offers opportunities for eligible Indigenous research Master’s and PhD students to apply for research and travel funding, in line with the University’s core commitments to Indigenous engagement and student support.
In recognition of the significant community engagement often required for research projects undertaken by Indigenous graduate students, this award is intended to provide additional resources to support and strengthen such engagement: building relationships, supporting community-capacity development, conducting fieldwork, establishing reciprocal and community-led research protocols, reporting back to community and more. This commitment is aligned with the CAGS (Re)conciliation Task Force Report (2022) Call to Action 2.
Successful candidates will receive a minimum of $3,000 for Master’s students and a minimum of $5,000 for doctoral Students. Additional funding may be offered depending on budget availability.
The intention of the IGF Research & Engagement Award is to recognize and support the significant community engagement and resource-intensive work undertaken in Indigenous graduate research, such as building relationships, supporting community-capacity development, conducting fieldwork, establishing reciprocal and community-led research protocols, reporting back to community and more.
Applications will be evaluated with a focus on the intention of the award, with particular emphasis on activities and research approaches aimed at building relationships and fostering deeper connections and engagement with Indigenous communities.
A complete application must be submitted online to the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies by uploading a complete application form via the Qualtrics link provided below. Complete applications must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, February 16, 2024. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered; it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application is complete by the deadline.
Applicants to the IGF Research & Engagement Award may also be eligible for funding through the IGF 5th Year Award. Applicants are welcome to apply for both awards, through a single application, or by submitting two separate applications if they wish to tailor the content differently for each funding stream.
A complete application consists of the following:
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will convene an adjudication committee to review applications submitted. The committee will review the applications and select the successful applicants.
A minimum funding amount has been committed of $3,000 for successful candidates at the Master’s level, and $5,000 for successful applicants at the Doctoral level. Based on volume of applications and available budget, should additional funding amounts be made available, successful applicants will be notified by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.