Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize in Environmental Sustainability

Deadline

Applicants: check with graduate program (likely spring 2019); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 3 May 2019

Annual Value

$4,000

Citizenship

Canadian
Permanent Resident
International

Degree Level

Masters
Doctoral
 

A $4,000 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:
    • Cover page (template to be posted closer to the nomination deadline)
    • Annotated list of peer-reviewed publications - maximum two pages
      • 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.
    • 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

Nomination Procedures

  • Each graduate program may submit up to three nominees to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  • A complete nomination comprises the materials described above, under “Application Procedures”, with the Cover Page counter-signed by graduate program director

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@ubc.ca.