Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
Assessing the contributions of organic agriculture to food system sustainability
This award is part of the UBC Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) which intends to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process.
Up to $10,000 twice, for a total of $20,000 per student is available to support innovative/collaborative scholarship which the student would otherwise be unable to pursue. Funding can be used for:
This year funding is available for up to 30-35 new students. Students may be eligible for renewal for a second year (pending new PSI funding). This year we are also accepting applications for a unique "Climate Emergency Stream" (CES). The CES is a dedicated funding source to further increase the numbers of PSI Scholars working on issues related to the Climate Emergency, understood broadly. For more information on the program, the application details, and any other questions, please register for one of the following general information sessions.
This year PSI is also accepting applications from the Okanagan Campus. Students from the Okanagan Campus considering applying should register to the information session from the link below.
Requirements for all funded students:
All students, faculty, and collaborators will be asked to complete a questionnaire at the end of their funding/involvement. Student dissertations and student completion and career outcomes will also be reviewed as part of the assessment of this pilot initiative.
(1) Download these 2 files from the link below (under the 'Further Information' section): PSI Fellowship Application 2022-2023; and PSI Fellowship Application Instructions 2022-2023
(2) Once the form is downloaded you can edit and save the form by renaming it. Name your application: LastName_FirstName_PSI
(3) Following the guidelines, complete the Application form. Please note that each section ("Outline of Proposed Scholarly Work" and "Relationship of Proposal to PSI Goals") is individually capped at 4000 characters and 1 page.
(4) Upload the completed PSI Fellowship Application 2022-2023 form and your Canadian Common CV as one pdf file (see instructions for details) to this page. The page is a Qualtrics form that will require 5 minutes to complete once all your documents are ready to be uploaded. Please read the Overview section on that page carefully before proceeding to ensure your application is submitted correctly.
(5) For the mandatory supervisor letter of support and the optional letter(s) of support from collaborators, your letter writers should go to this page. You can open the page, and share the link with them. The page is a Qualtrics form that will require 2 minutes to complete once the letter is ready to be uploaded.
(6) This will complete your application.
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will convene a multi-disciplinary adjudication committee to review eligible applications and select funding recipients. Funding decisions will be announced in the second half of July.
For profiles of all existing and graduated scholars, please check the profiles section of the Public Scholars Initiative webpage.
For questions about the Public Scholars Initiative and application procedures, contact Public Scholarship Coordinator Serbulent Turan: email@example.com