Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
People, projects, and poverty: Investigating the effectiveness of livelihood interventions implemented in Community Resource Management Areas (CREMAs) in Northern Ghana
The UBC Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies provides current Killam Doctoral Scholars and Postdoctoral Research Fellows with an allowance to promote travel for research and to attend and/or present at academic meetings.
Travelling outside of Canada: When students are planning travel outside of Canada for university purposes, they have obligations under UBC’s Student Safety Abroad Policy (SC12). Students are required to have adequate travel medical insurance, to register their travel on UBC’s Safety Abroad Registry, and to use the resources provided by UBC to support safe travel planning and risk management. In locations where the Government of Canada has official travel advisories in place, students are required to request High-Risk Authorization before travelling. For more information, see: https://safetyabroad.ubc.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: As of August 2023, The Killam Fellowships Travel and Research Allowance will be discontinued for new recipients of the Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship. Current Killam Postdoctoral Fellows and all Killam Doctoral Scholarship recipients will continue to have access to this fund.
Only current Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Killam Doctoral Scholars are eligible for the Killam Allowance. Non-Killam doctoral students may seek assistance from the Graduate Student Travel Fund.
As of August 2023, The Killam Fellowships Travel and Research Allowance will be discontinued for new recipients of the Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship. Current Killam Postdoctoral Fellows and all Killam Doctoral Scholarship recipients will continue to have access to this fund.
Eligible travel expenses are as follows:
Please review UBC Policy FM8 "Travel and Related Expenses" for a full list of allowable expenses and related requirements.
Additional expenses reimbursed for Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellows are as follows:
Applications that are complete and meet the eligibility requirements will be reimbursed.
Complete and submit a Killam Fellowship Travel Expense Form to apply for reimbursement of eligible expenses.
Killam Doctoral Scholars:
The allowance has a value of $2,000 over the 24-month tenure of the Killam Doctoral Scholarship.
Killam Doctoral Scholars may also apply for funding from the Graduate Student Travel Fund once they have exhausted their Killam Allowance. The Graduate Student Travel Fund provides one-time travel support to a maximum of $500 per graduate student who presents a paper or poster at an official conference or symposium (student workshops are not eligible).
Killam Doctoral Scholars should apply for the Killam Allowance before applying separately for the Graduate Student Travel Fund.
Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellows:
The allowance has a value of $4,000 over the 24-month tenure of the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
Supervisor’s signature must be obtained and the completed form with original receipts/boarding passes delivered to the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.
A six week time period is necessary for processing reimbursements once submissions are received by the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.
Reimbursements will be issued via direct deposit by UBC Financial Services. Cheques will only be issued if the recipient is not on direct deposit or if the expense is in a foreign currency. Cheques will be mailed to the department address provided on the claim form.