The CSIC wants to know how graduate students can activate their careers, and we have funds available to help you try stuff out. Dream big, or dive deep: whether it’s the cost of printing business cards to support your networking, enhancing your French language skills to prepare for a career in the federal government, or paying membership fees to join a professional association, submit a proposal for a career development experience that you believe will get you one step closer to your goals. Each student may apply for funding of any amount up to $1000.
Once you’ve activated, we’ll work with you to develop an appropriate artefact (video interview, blog, etc.) so that your experience can be shared with other UBC graduate students and the university community.
All full-time students enrolled in a graduate program administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies are eligible and encouraged to apply. In order to apply, please submit the following to email@example.com by March 1, 2019:
- a budget describing the amount of funding requested (up to a maximum of $1000/application) and how it will be spent
- a completed application form:
- a brief statement (500 words or less) describing the activation opportunity of your choice, and responding to the following: What do you hope to learn from this activation, and how would you best share this learning with other UBC graduate students?
GSCAP funds may not be used towards research-related travel (ie to academic conferences, for fieldwork etc), research-related expenditures (ie purchases of equipment, copyediting, etc.) or expenditures related to program costs or incidentals (ie textbooks, tuition payments).
Students must demonstrate a convincing case for the value of the professional development activity and a possible connection to future career opportunities; funding will be awarded competitively, and ability to demonstrate the value of the opportunity will be a key criteria in the awards decision.
Students are not required to obtain the signature of their supervisor at the time of application; however, the expectation is that students will show judgement, good faith, and transparency as they plan career development opportunities, and will honor all existing academic and research commitments.
Students receiving funding will be asked to submit receipts, registration information, and any other appropriate documentation prior to being reimbursed for the expense.