In addition to funding provided by the program supervisor, students may receive up to 4 travel awards during their MA and PhD programs which may be used to reduce the cost of delivering a talk or presenting a poster at an academic conference. Students apply to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for one trip in each of the MA and PhD program and then to the Department for one additional trip in each program.
The Department recently received funding from the estate of a distinguished alumnus, Dr. Michael J. Quinn. In addition to other activities, we’ve established Quinn Exchange Fellowships for students pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology at UBC through short-term exchanges with graduate students in universities outside of British Columbia. In addition to enhancing research opportunities, we anticipate that this program will foster new ties with foreign academics, create opportunities for innovative research collaborations, and broaden the job prospects for our graduates. Depending on the distance and duration of the trip, up to $3000 will be provided for each partner in an exchange (the host and the visiting student). More information is available on our website.