Call for Applications to the Liu Scholars Program


Applications are now open to the Liu Scholars program. Current UBC doctoral students in any year from any discipline are invited to apply.

The Liu Scholars program was first established in 2009 and seeks to bring together exceptional UBC PhD students who are interested in using their research and disciplinary expertise to work on public policy and global issues. Positioned within the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), students admitted to the Liu Scholars program will be integrated into the network of faculty, research, and community engagement activities that exists within the school.

The model of the Liu Scholar program has changed this year and now, to apply to the Liu Scholar program, propose a project with a definite output (ie. a paper, op-ed, gallery exhibition) to be carried out in collaboration with, or under the mentorship of, a faculty member who is not currently your supervisor. Proposed projects should explicitly demonstrate relevance to public policy and global issues. Once accepted, you will be designated a Liu Scholar for one year. Upon production of the output at the end of the year, the scholar will receive $2000.

Applications are now open and close on October 31st. To learn more and to access the application form, please visit

For any additional questions regarding the Liu Scholars program or application process, please email  


Tina Liu
Marketing & Events Specialist
School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
165 – 1855 West Mall, C.K. Choi Building | Vancouver BC | V6T1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 2392 | @ubcSPPGA | @ubcMPPGA | |

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