Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize in Environmental Sustainability

Deadline

Applicants: check with graduate program (likely spring 2020); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely May 2020

Annual Value

$3,850

Citizenship

Canadian
Permanent Resident
International

Degree Level

Masters
Doctoral
 

A $3,850 prize has been made available through an endowment established by Dr. Rashid Sumaila upon being named the 2017 Volvo Environment Prize laureate for a Master’s or Ph.D. student whose peer-reviewed publications to date are expected to have the most significant impact on the field of environmental sustainability.

 

Eligibility

Evaluation Criteria

  • The recipient will be the student whose peer-reviewed publications to date are expected to have the most significant impact on the field of environmental sustainability.

Application Procedures

  • Students who wish to be considered for the prize are to submit the following to their graduate program:
    • Annotated list of peer-reviewed publications - maximum two pages
      • The list must include the student’s name and UBC student number
      • The list must use the following format:
        • Full authorship as it appears/will appear in the original publication (with the applicant's name in bold)
        • Year
        • Title
        • Publication name and volume
        • First and last page numbers
      • For co-authored publications, a description of the nominee’s role / contribution to the publication
      • Brief summary of the publication’s content and significance for the field of environmental sustainability
      • Each entry must clearly indicate whether the publication has been submitted, accepted or is in press
      • Feel free to include hyperlinks in your text, to refer adjudicators to online publications for supplemental information. Such additional information may be reviewed by adjudicators.
    • Nomination letter from nominee’s supervisor or designate - maximum two pages
      • The nomination letter must clearly outline how and why the nominee’s peer-reviewed publications to date are expected to have a significant impact on the field of environmental sustainability

Presentation standards:

  • Pages must be 8½” x 11” (216mm x 279mm); margins must be set at a minimum of ¾” (1.87 cm)
  • Use a font that will be easily readable by adjudicators, e.g., 12-point Times New Roman, or equivalent
  • No condensed type or spacing (single- or double-spaced are acceptable)
  • Please include section titles as appropriate

Nomination Procedures

Each graduate program may submit up to three nominees to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

  1. A cover memo listing nominations in rank order (only required from graduate programs submitting more than one nominee)
  2. A complete nomination comprises the materials described above, under “Application Procedures”

Please follow our file naming conventions:

  1. Cover memo - Sumaila_PROGRAM_memo.pdf (e.g., Sumaila_RES_memo.pdf)
  2. Nomination package (annotated list + nomination letter) - Sumaila_PROGRAM_StudentLastName_StudentFirstName.pdf (e.g., Jane Bright from Resources, Environment and Sustainability - Sumaila_RES_Bright_Jane.pdf)

Please submit your nomination materials using the UBC Workspace folder set up by G+PS.

Adjudication Procedures

  • The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will convene an adjudication committee comprising faculty members from relevant disciplines to select the recipient of the prize.

Further Information

Should you have further questions, please contact Junnie Cheung.