The Law Foundation will issue up to four graduate fellowship awards of up to $15,000 for the 2019–2020 academic year.
Applicants must either be:
- graduates of a British Columbia law school;
- members of the British Columbia Bar;
- currently attending, or will be attending at the time of their Fellowship, a graduate program at UBC or University of Victoria Law School (with the exception of a graduate program whose purpose is to provide National Committee on Accreditation equivalency to practice law in Canada); or,
- residents of British Columbia. For the purposes of the Fellowships, a resident of BC is anyone who is a permanent resident of Canada, and either currently resident in British Columbia or a person who has been resident in British Columbia for a significant amount of their life.
In order to be eligible, applicants must devote themselves primarily to their full-time graduate studies in law or a law-related area. Please note that a person who is a current recipient of a Legal Research Fund grant from the Foundation is ineligible to receive a Graduate Fellowship.
The Fellowships are available for the 2019-2020 academic year. If a recipient’s program of study extends beyond one year, he/she may apply for a second Fellowship in the next year’s competition. An award of a Fellowship for the first year of study does not constitute a commitment for further funding.
Applications will be assessed by the Fellowships and Research Committee composed of a minimum of three Governors of the Law Foundation and one representative from each of the law faculties of Thompson Rivers University, the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia. In assessing applications, the Committee will consider not only a candidate’s academic achievements but also the likelihood of furtherance of the objectives of the Law Foundation and the possible benefits to the public of British Columbia from making an award to a candidate.
It is a condition of the Fellowship that a recipient submit two reports to the Law Foundation: an interim report on the program of study following the first term; and a final report, within three months of the end of the academic year on the program of study undertaken, the results obtained and the future career plans of the recipient.
All applications and supporting material must be received at the Law Foundation offices by January 4, 2019. For more information about the Fellowships and the application process please refer to the Law Foundation website at lawfoundationbc.org (under Funding Available/Graduate Fellowships).