Queen Elizabeth Scholars


Deadline for full application to G+PS: 4:00pm on Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


Canadian universities are invited to submit multi-year project proposals seeking funding of up to $300,000 CAD for projects of up to four years. Each Canadian university may submit one proposal to the 2017 competition.



Summary of Project Criteria

  • Canadian universities which have recognized provincial degree granting powers, or their affiliates, may submit a proposal to the QES program. Universities may partner with one or more other Canadian university(ies) for a joint proposal; however, each university may only be the lead applicant in one submission to the program.
  • Projects will support international internships for Canadian students and/or scholarships for incoming international graduate students. All QES funded activities must be for academic credit.
  • Eligible projects requesting funding for outgoing Canadian internships must demonstrate a partnership between a Canadian university and a partner institution/organization in at least one of the eligible countries.
  • The program will require all scholars to participate in leadership development and community engagement activities and in the network of Queen Elizabeth Scholars.

Evaluation Criteria

The selection committee will use the criteria outlined below to assess proposals. Each criterion is weighted.

  • Project feasibility and alignment with QES objectives (25%)
    • The extent to which the objectives, results and activities for the project are clear, realistic and achievable and contribute to the objectives of the QES program.
    • The extent to which the proposed activities contribute to developing an active community of Queen Elizabeth Scholars.
    • The extent to which the proposed activities contribute towards active alumni engagement.
  • Likelihood of Success and Sustainability (35%)
    • The extent to which the Canadian university is able to support Queen Elizabeth Scholars through program activities such as pre-departure preparation, reintegration and on-going mentoring. This would include QES specific activities which will foster a sense of belonging to the QES.
    • The level of experience of the Canadian university in working in projects of similar complexity and scope.
    • The soundness of the proposed management strategy for the project.
    • The extent to which potential risks and mitigation strategies have been well identified.
    • The extent to which innovative elements are incorporated into the project and the degree to which the project will select, create and nurture innovative leaders.
  • Leadership development, networking, community and alumni engagement (20%)
    • The extent to which the proposals demonstrate an effective plan for leadership development, community engagement and alumni engagement.
    • The extent to which the proposal offers a specific plan to allow QEScholar networking to take place before, during and after the award.
  • Cost-Effectiveness (25%)
    • The cost-effectiveness of the budget is justified given the proposed scope of activities and expected results proposed.
    • The level and feasibility of the proposed financial contribution from the university and others. A higher proportional contribution will be viewed more favorably by the selection committee.

Application Procedures

Teams wishing to be considered are to submit an application to G+PS by 4:00pm on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Application materials are to be submitted to brendan.morey@ubc.ca.

Adjudication Procedures

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) will oversee the process of selecting UBC’s submission to the Queen Elizabeth Scholars competition.One application will be submitted to the national competition for the Wednesday 18 October deadline.