QueenElizabeth Four Month VisitingScholarshipforstudentsfromIndiaand CommonwealthcountriesinAfrica

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (www.queenelizabethscholars.ca)19
aim to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders acrossthe Commonwealth to create
lasting impacts at both home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing
internationaleducation,discoveryand inquiry,andprofessionalexperiences.
Through this program, UBC Faculty of Forestry is pleased to invite applications from outstanding
students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa currently enrolled in a postgraduate
program to apply for funding to be a visiting scholar at UBC for a period of four months. During this
time, visiting scholars may take 1 graduate courses at UBC, engage in seminars, and develop skills
relevantto their currentresearch work.
Applicantsmust currently be conducting forestry research at a university in India or Commonwealth
countriesin Africa(preferably,atoneofourpartnerinstitutions–seehttp://qescholars.forestry.ubc.ca/india-andcommonwealth-countries-in-africa/formoreinformation)and identify aUBCfacultymemberwhoiswilling to
mentor them during their visit to UBC. The UBC faculty mentor should have an active research
programthatis well-alignedwith the applicant’sresearch.The scholarship providestheairfare(max
C$2,100),andlivingexpenses(C$1,500monthx4months).
Successful candidates will join a network of Queen Elizabeth Scholars at UBC and across Canada and
the Commonwealth. They will be expected to share their experiences broadly both at their home and
partnerinstitutions, participate in network events, and mentor future participants. Opportunities for
professional development will also be available.
Tobeeligible,applicantsmustbe:
• 35 years of age or under atthe time of application
• ProficientinEnglish
• Currently enrolled as a master’s or Ph.D.studentin India or Commonwealth countriesin Africa
• Citizens of a Commonwealth country (but not Canadian). Anyone who has applied for Canadian
citizenship or permanent residency is not eligible.
• Scholarsmust agree to return to their home country afterthe study visit and sign a formto this
effect as part oftheir acceptance ofthe award.
• ScholarsmustparticipateincommunityengagementactivitiesinCanada.

Toapply,pleasesend:
• Cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for the visiting scholarship, proposed activities
while at UBC, and how you will contribute to community engagement activities in Canada
• One-page summary of your current or planned research work
• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of support from current supervisor at home institution, outlining your current research,
intellectual preparedness, and how a visiting scholarship will contribute to your work
• Letter of support from a UBC faculty member outlining a fit between their current research and
applicant’s proposed plan, and commitment to mentor the applicant during theirstay at UBC
Eligibleapplicationswillbeevaluatedbasedon:
• the significance of proposed visitto applicant’sresearch- eitherin the formof course work, or
research experience, or both
• the alignment of proposed research with the QES program goals degree ofsupport from current
supervisor
• the fit between research program of proposed UBC faculty member and the applicant’s proposed
research
• the commitment from proposed UBC faculty member for mentoring the applicant’sresearch
activities.

Website: www.qest.org.uk/