O’Riordan Fellowship in Sustainable Development


Terms of reference

“A $3,500 fellowship (p.a.) has been endowed by Tim and Ann O’Riordan and the University of British Columbia for a doctoral student involved in research into or the study of sustainable development. Recipients must be Residents or Non-Resident Members of Green College. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate Studies” [following a selection process conducted by an expert committee struck for the purpose by the Principal of Green College]. -UBC Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies ref. # 6328

In accordance with the donors’ wishes, the O’Riordan Fellowship will be awarded to an incoming doctoral student, who will be eligible to hold the fellowship for a maximum of four consecutive years, subject to maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Nominations for candidates intending to work on issues of sustainability with particular reference to British Columbia and in a broad interdisciplinary perspective are especially invited.

The holder will have the status of non-resident member of Green College in virtue of the fellowship (unless he or she happens to be or to become a resident member of the College).

It is a condition of the fellowship that the holder should make a public presentation on his/her research at Green College in the final year of the award, for which additional resources may be available from the College.

Procedure and deadline

Graduate programs admitting students to begin doctoral work in 2014-15 in the area of sustainable development are invited to nominate candidates by forwarding UBC application dossiers (edited as appropriate, but including, as a minimum, research proposal, full academic transcripts and letters of reference) in a message with subject-line “O’Riordan Fellowship: [Name(s) of candidate(s)]” to gc.membership@ubc.ca by Monday 3 February 2014.

Notice of the selection committee’s decisions will be given to graduate programs by early March (subject to confirmation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies). Inquiries to the Principal of Green College, Dr. Mark Vessey, gc.principal@ubc.ca


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