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Student Funding and Opportunities

Language Sciences student members are an integral part of the Institute. Check out this page for upcoming conferences, opportunities, and more. 

Funding For Graduate Student Travel 

Do you have an opportunity to visit another research lab, institute, or centre in order to develop your research skills, provide training, or receive supervision and mentorship? We have funds to support graduate student training and development! 

Graduate student and postdoctoral fellow members can request travel funding to visit research labs at other institutions and to take part in interdisciplinary skills training opportunities outside UBC. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis by the Language Sciences Steering Committee. 

Apply for funding

Funding For Member-led Initiatives

Graduate student and postdoctoral fellow members can also request funds for member-led initiatives, so long as their request is sponsored by at least one faculty member and involve members from more than one department.

Examples of eligible activities include:

  • Hosting cross-departmental/interdisciplinary workshops and symposia, including travel and accommodation costs for workshop participants, catering, and venue space.
  • Inviting speakers who might have broad appeal on campus. 
  • Supporting grant or research facilitation (such as hiring a grant writer to support an interdisciplinary grant application, or hiring a grad student to support planning and administration of workshops or symposia that will be of broad interest to language sciences members, or building relationships with community and industry partners).

Guidelines are available via the Funding Request Form accessed via the button below.

Apply for funding

Student Support

  • Have you noticed that a student is in distress?

This guide from UBC Student Services gives advice for students, faculty, and staff on how to assist students in distress, including how to have a conversation with a student in distress. Language Sciences will always try to help you any way we can. Remember, if you have immediate safety concerns for yourself or others, call 911 and Campus Security on 604-822-2222.

  • Health, Wellbeing, and Safety

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has some handy links to make sure you know where to turn when you need help. You are always welcome to contact Language Sciences and we will do our utmost to help you.

  • Handbook of Graduate Supervision

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies also provides the Handbook of Graduate Supervision, which gives advice on responsibilities, avoiding common problems, and planning.