The Solutions Scholars program sponsors UBC Master’s and PhD students to apply their scholarly research to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and/or education. Awarded students receive a $12,000 stipend for one-year and up to $1,000 in research expenses, including professional development or travel relevant to the research.
The Solutions Scholars Program application has closed for the 2023/24 academic year. Please review this page for details about the program and check back in spring 2024 for deadlines for the next cohort.
The Solution Scholars spend part of the academic year working on their solutions-oriented project and participating in Climate Solutions Research Collective activities. Projects should be complimentary to the student’s degree and career goals and can take the form of an applied thesis chapter, a research paper, a policy memo or another external-facing product, or collaboration.
Each scholar must identify a second supervisor for their project, in addition to their thesis supervisor from their home department. The staff and faculty in the Climate Solutions Research Collective are available to help identify secondary supervisors.
For the 2023/24 academic year we anticipate eight scholarships being awarded. Applications must be in the areas of wildfires and/or extreme heat and/or urban transformations. Potential applicants are encouraged to think broadly about how their research and expertise can fit with the focal areas.