Climate Studies IBPOC Student Support Fund

The Climate Studies IBPOC Student Support Fund provides assistance to undergraduate students from Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities of colour who are studying climate change at UBC.

The fund operates in the spirit of repair – to recognize and help address the inequities that IBPOC students face, and the underrepresentation of IBPOC people in climate research in Canada, acknowledging the vital perspectives they bring to understanding and addressing the climate emergency.

Funds will assist in providing recipients with critical learning opportunities, helping to build future generations of climate researchers and community leaders.

Established by the Departments of Geography and Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, this fund is in line with UBC’s stated commitment to climate justice action, to antiracism and inclusive excellence, and to Indigenous reconciliation.

Application Details

During the 2023-4 cycle, we will be awarding $1000 to one recipient, or $500 to two recipients.

To be eligible, you need to identify as Indigenous, Black or as a Person of Colour, be an undergraduate student at UBC and be actively involved in climate change work or studies. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.

Preference will be given to students in the Certificate in Climate Studies and Action program, but students in other programs are still encouraged to apply.

The application process involves a short personal statement (300 words max) and one reference letter from someone familiar with your work on climate.

Applications for 2023 are closed and will reopen in April/May 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact


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