Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)
Engineering T cell immunotherapies to promote health in transplantation
A number of University awards for the upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students. The maximum value of funding that can be offered to a student is $16,000, or $22,000 for the #6495 Andrew Nord Fellowships in Rheumatology.
Students must be registered, full-time graduate students during the period of the award (September 2023 to August 2024). Incoming students (ie. will start in September 2023 or January 2024) are also eligible to apply (ex. a successful Spring Awards applicant starting in January 2024 could receive funding covering January to August 2024).
Eligible graduate programs must have a significant research component. A significant research component is considered to be original, autonomous research that leads to the completion of a thesis, major research project, dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital, and/or exhibit that is merit/expert-reviewed at the institutional level as a requirement for completion of the program.
With the exception of those programs listed below, students in all fields of graduate study are eligible to apply. Exceptions:
While award recipients will be selected based on the evaluation criteria, priority will be given to eligible candidates who do not hold significant scholarship funding (i.e., $16,000 or higher) for the 2023/24 academic year (September 2023 to August 2024). If a student is offered Spring Awards funding, and later receives other scholarship funding of $16,000 or higher for the same period, the Spring Awards funding offer would normally be rescinded.
Individual Award Eligibility Criteria
Additional eligibility criteria differ between awards, and students might be eligible for multiple awards. The list of awards is available in the Application Form - PART 2. To be eligible to receive funding, applicants must meet all the criteria for each award they apply for. Applicants will not be considered for an award if they do not clearly meet the criteria for the award.
Months of study
In addition to eligibility requirements specified by each available award, the following criteria apply:
Applicants must have completed, as of December 31, 2022 between 0 and 12 months of full-time graduate-level studies (or full-time equivalent). Successful applicants for Master's-level funding will not receive funding past the end of their 24th month in Master's program.
Note: Applicants for the Rick Hansen "Man in Motion" Fellowship can be in any month of Master's study.
Applicants must have completed, as of December 31, 2022:
Please note that all previous studies at the graduate level, regardless of institution and discipline, will be included in determining eligibility. For example, a previous Master's degree at UBC or another institution would count towards the total Master's months of study.
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|Research ability or potential
|Communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities
Applicants must check with their graduate program regarding their program’s internal application deadline. Internal application deadlines are normally several weeks before the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies graduate program nomination deadline, as graduate programs must review students' applications well in advance of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies deadline.
Applicants must submit the following materials to their graduate program at UBC:
Important: Please refer to the application instructions for essential details on each application item noted above.
Graduate programs should set their internal application deadline well in advance of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies deadline. The deadline to submit nominations to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is May 23, 2023 at 4:00 pm PT..
Award descriptions are listed in the Application Form - PART 2.
To nominate students, Graduate Programs are to:
A complete nomination package in Sharepoint from a graduate program would look like this:
TIP: If you come across any "secured" PDF file submissions from your applicants (secured PDF files are locked and can't be combined with other PDF files), we have provided procedures on how to unlock that file type on this webpage.
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will convene an adjudication committee comprising faculty members representing various disciplines.
Results will be announced in mid-August.