UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Future Forests Fellowship (FFF), one of the largest single awards in the world given to an incoming doctoral student in forestry, is once again available in 2022.
Made possible by a private Canadian foundation, the award, amounting to $280,000 over four years, was created to underscore just how much forestry research impacts global current and emerging ecological issues. It is awarded to a student who demonstrates leadership skills and who’s intended studies fit within one of the Faculty’s areas of research excellence.
“Once again, we are so grateful to the foundation for this extraordinary opportunity to attract outstanding candidates from all over the world,” says Emma Tully, UBC Forestry Assistant Dean, Development, Alumni and External Relations. “We are looking for future leaders who are able to think critically about the many environmental challenges our planet faces and provide imaginative solutions that tackle those issues head-on.”
Past award recipients include current fellow PhD candidate Sarah Dickson-Hoyle whose research examines questions around collaborative wildfire management and community-led restoration. She aims to identify solutions for improving collaboration between First Nations and the provincial government across all stages of wildfire management and planning.
The inaugural FFF award recipient was Sara Barron whose research explored how future urban forests can be designed to be climate-ready, support local ecosystem services and improve the health and well-being of local residents. Today, Barron is the program director for both the faculty’s undergraduate and graduate urban forestry programs.
Applications are open to both domestic and international doctoral students who intend to register for programs beginning September 2023. Application submissions will open on Monday, August 1, 2022 and will be accepted until Friday, November 25, 2022 at 4 pm PST.
To learn more about how to apply and application eligibility guidelines, visit https://forestry.ubc.ca/future-forests-fellowship/.