The Schmidt Science Fellows program at University of British Columbia (UBC) is inviting applications for the doctoral fellowships.
About the fellowship:
- The program is looking for the brightest minds in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computing who are interested in broadening their horizons.
- The Schmidt Science Fellows program is committed to equality of opportunity for all candidates. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, parental status marital or civil partner status, race, color, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief.
- Candidates must have completed, or expect to complete, all the requirements for the conferral of their UBC PhD, including a successful defense, between 1 June 2021 and 30 July 2022.
- Candidates must have conducted their graduate degree in the natural sciences (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences), Engineering, Mathematics, or Computing – and all sub-disciplines therein
- Candidate must be available for the entire period of the 2022 program, from July 2022 to September 2023 including attendance of the Global Meeting Series (whether virtual or in person, as conditions allow).
Apply online and a complete application will consist of the following:
- CV, including publications (maximum three pages)
- A brief description of your PhD research (maximum one page)
- Personal Statement (maximum one page):
- Description of your leadership qualities, addressing the following two points: (a) character and leadership (genuine and demonstrable potential for science leadership; displaying perseverance, resilience, a moral compass, and a galvanizing force of personality) and (b) global ambition for social good (desire to use your personal talents and science to make a positive difference in society and the world)
- Proposal (maximum two pages), addressing the following points:
- Description of proposed postdoctoral research direction, that represents a genuine, ambitious and innovative disciplinary departure from the PhD studies, with a clear goal towards gaining new skills in a new area and establishing field-leading interdisciplinary lines of research with potential for high reward and societal impact. Three short outlines of potential labs in which you may carry out this research.
- One letter of support (maximum 2 pages). The letter should be signed and on letterhead (where possible). The letter should address the evaluation criteria.
|Organization||University of British Columbia (UBC)|
|Subject areas||Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, or Computing|
|Fellowship amount||$100,000 USD|
|Eligibility||Open to Canadian, Permanent Resident, International students|
|Deadline||7 May 2021|