VANCOUVER, Canada – The University of British Columbia (UBC), here, is offering a Travel Grant for a faculty member from a University Consortium (UC) member-university to visit the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) for at least four (4) weeks between 1 September and 30 November 2019. The objective of the visit is to strengthen ties between the UC visitor and UBC professors in research areas of common interest and expertise. The UC visitor will be expected to present a research seminar, deliver two guest lectures to an undergraduate class, and present a fireside chat with interested graduate students.
All expenses related to this participation such as travel, hotel accommodation, meals, and relevant research expenses shall be reimbursed by the Travel Grant to a maximum of CAD 10 thousand. Preference will be given to applicants who have made contact with an LFS faculty member, and where there is an indication that collaboration in research will be mutually beneficial. Applications are welcome from faculty whose research interest and expertise relate to the following research priorities: (1) sustainable agriculture; (2) food, nutrition, and health; (3) food quality and safety; and (4) food and resource economics.
Application letters duly endorsed by the respective UC Executive Officer or Coordinator should be sent to SEARCA before 15 March 2019. Interested applicants must also include their curriculum vitae (CV) and a statement of their objectives and proposed research topic.