The Liu Institute for Global Issues invites applications for the UBC-Yale Fox International and Fulbright Canada Fellowship Program.

Background:

The Fox International Fellows Program is designed to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by promoting international scholarly exchanges and collaborations among the next generation of leaders.  To accomplish this goal, the program seeks to identify and nurture those students who are interested in harnessing scholarly knowledge to respond to the world’s most pressing challenges.  For these reasons, the program especially welcomes students enrolled in the social sciences and kindred disciplines in the humanities and professional schools. http://foxfellowship.yale.edu/

Award Amount:

Yale University will cover expenses directly with UBC-Yale Fox Fellows for one year starting in September of each year including:

  • one round-trip coach airfare
  • housing
  • health insurance and
  • stipend to cover living expenses equivalent to Yale graduate students registered in the social sciences and humanities at Yale University.

UBC-Yale Fox Fellows will be responsible for continuing their pre-existing fee arrangements with The University of British Columbia. In order to foster collaboration among UBC, Yale, and Fulbright Canada, who share a common mission, Fulbright Canada will find successful applicants to both Fulbright and UBC-Yale Fox Fellows, creating a dual fellowship to provide enhanced student access, recognition, impacts, and resources.

There is no funding to cover any expenses for dependents.

Eligibility:

Graduate-level students pursuing Doctoral or Master’s level degrees are eligible. If you graduate within the year of the Fox Fellowship, you may complete the year at Yale. Graduating bachelors’ level students of unusual merit and distinction may be considered but graduate-level students are preferred.

The UBC-Yale Fox Fellowships are open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.
The Fulbright Canada fellowship is only open to Canadian citizens, as per Fulbright Canada’s eligibility requirements.

Each student nominated as a UBC Yale Fox and Fulbright Fellow shall have the approval of his/her academic supervisor.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Personal characteristics.  The candidate must demonstrate commitment to serious research and also capacity for leadership and civic engagement in the larger community.
  • Field of focus.  A strong and specific research project with a focus in business and finance, economics, political science, international relations, law, environmental policy, public health, social sciences and contemporary history, with preference for topics of contemporary, applied and/or institutional relevance to enhancing the world’s peace and prosperity. The candidate’s overall program of studies or degree may come from different disciplines and departments as long as their project focuses on one or more of these fields.
  • Language skills.  The candidate’s language skills must be sufficient both to succeed in their research project and to engage in the intellectual and social community. Candidates for UBC Fox and Fulbright Fellowships at Yale University must demonstrate high skills in English conversation, reading and writing.

Application Procedures:

  1. Applicants must download, complete and sign the UBC-Yale Fox and Fulbright Fellows Program Application Form. Applicants may choose to apply solely to the UBC-Yale Fox Fellows Program.
  2. UBC Yale Fox and Fulbright Fellows may also be eligible to request additional support for pre-approved research travel expenses relevant to their Fox Fellows research projects. The process for claiming expenses and payment of monies to UBC-Yale Fox and Fulbright Fellows will be done directly between Yale and individual students.
    2. a) Applicants interested in a Fox and Fulbright Fellowship must also apply to the Fulbright Canada program’s Traditional Fulbright Student Award

    Applications will be adjudicated separately. However, successful applications under the Fulbright Canada process will signal this status to the UBC-Yale Fox Fellows deliberations. When such a student is selected by both processes, Fulbright Canada will allocate its resources to the selected UBC-Yale Fox Fellow candidate.
  1. Curriculum vitae
  1. Official transcript of current relevant degree program.
  1. Recent TOEFL or IELTS scores if applicable (applicants with a degree from university outside Canada in which English is not the language of instruction must present evidence of competency prior to an offer of admission).
  1. One essay, up to three pages in length, addressing the specific research plan and how it fits with the goals and fields of interest of the Fox and Fulbright Fellowship.
  1. One essay, up to three pages in length, addressing experience and plans to fulfill the Fox Fellowship goal of fellows serving as citizen-ambassadors, displaying leadership and interpersonal skills to promote peace and prosperity in the future.
  1. Two letters of reference from relevant faculty at the University of British Columbia who can comment on your research and studies as well as your commitment to leadership and service in the context of the Fox and Fulbright Fellowship’s overall goals.

Deadlines:

Applications are due November 15th, 2016 for Fulbright Canada; January 16th, 2017 for UBC-Yale Fox Fellows.

Notifications will come via email to successful applicants in February 2017.

Send all materials to:

All materials, with the exception of your official transcript(s), may be emailed to:
Lindsay Marsh at lindsay.marsh@ubc.ca

Mailing Address:
Attn: Lindsay Marsh
Liu Institute for Global Issues,
University of British Columbia
6476 NW Marine Drive,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

More details:

UBC-Yale Fox and Fulbright Fellows will be appointed Visiting Affiliated Research Students in the Division of Special Registration for non-degree study by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University.

The Yale University Coordinator shall be responsible for providing visa support documents, as well as suitable housing and health insurance.

Yale University will assist UBC-Yale Fox and Fulbright Fellows on how to identify and engage faculty advisors and other sources of expert advice. Yale University will provide the Fox and Fulbright Fellows with access to the resources of public and university libraries, laboratories, and archives necessary to their scientific and scholarly work.

UBC-Yale Fox and Fulbright Fellows shall be responsible for continuing their pre-existing fee arrangements with The University of British Columbia.

Each student nominated as a UBC-Yale Fox and Fulbright Fellow shall have the approval of his/her academic supervisor, and any other approvals normally required by the University of British Columbia, to participate in the Fox International and Fulbright Canada Fellows Program.

Please note that applicants may choose to apply solely to the UBC-Yale Fox Fellows Program.

For questions regarding the UBC Fox Fellows Program, please contact:
Julie Wagemakers, Liu Institute for Global Issues
Julie.wagemakers@ubc.ca