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Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships 2018 at University of British Columbia

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Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships 2018 at University of British Columbia
The Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships enable promising leaders from developing countries to pursue doctoral studies at UBC. The fellowships are to support international students showing outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country. 
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Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships thus open the way to a world-class graduate education for emerging scholars from countries with developing educational systems.

Fellows would be supported to pursue research and study that would enhance and support contributions already made and which would be of particular use when they return home to apply their new gained skills and/or knowledge. Recipients would be individuals with an appropriate academic background and who have an established records of contribution to the development of a civil and sustainable society in their home country through professional, academic, or volunteer work.

Two new fellowships will be offered each year.

Application Deadline: Friday, 6th April 2018
Eligible Countries: Developing countries
To be taken at (country):  Canada
About the Award: The
fellowships are to support international students showing outstanding
leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country.
Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships thus open the way to a
world-class graduate education for emerging scholars from countries with
developing educational systems.
Fellows would be supported to
pursue research and study that would enhance and support contributions
already made and which would be of particular use when they return home
to apply their new gained skills and/or knowledge. Recipients would be
individuals with an appropriate academic background and who have an
established records of contribution to the development of a civil and
sustainable society in their home country through professional,
academic, or volunteer work.
Type: Fellowships, Doctoral
Eligibility: Applicants must:
  1. Hold a study permit at the beginning of the fellowship funding period
  2. Be a citizen of a developing country at the time of application for admission
  3. Have shown outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
  4. Be starting a PhD or DMA program at the UBC Vancouver campus in January 2018, May 2018, or September 2018
  5. Be starting their first doctoral degree
  6. Students
    with external funding (external scholarships, third-party sponsorship,
    etc.) are eligible to apply, but if successful, recipients will have
    their Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship funding reduced by the
    amount of their external funding
Selection Criteria: 
  1. Academic Excellence (30%) – As demonstrated by academic transcripts, awards and distinctions
  2. Research Ability / Potential (30%)
    Quality of analytical skills, ability to think critically, ability to
    apply skills and knowledge, judgment, originality, initiative and
    autonomy, determination, and ability to complete projects within an
    appropriate period of time—as demonstrated in the description of the
    degree program and by work experience, research contributions, letters
    of appraisal
  3. Leadership in development of civil and sustainable society in home country (40%)
    – Established record of leadership in professional, academic or
    volunteer work – as demonstrated in personal statement; work experience,
    community involvement and other extracurricular activities;
    communication skills; and letters of appraisal
Number of Awardees: 2
Value and Duration of Fellowship: $18,200 per year plus tuition for four years.
How to Apply: Students complete application form and request supporting documents (transcripts, letters of reference – see Fellowship application details below).
Award Provider: University of British Columbia

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