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. 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.
Applicants must: Hold a student visa at the beginning of the fellowship funding period Be a citizen of a developing country (see list of eligible countries) Have shown outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country Be starting a PhD or DMA program at UBC in May 2011, Sep 2011, or Jan 2012 Be starting their first doctoral degree