The Application Submission for the 2017 Summer Institute is now closed.

Important Dates

Application opens: Friday, February 24, 2017
Application closes: Friday, March 17, 2017
Acceptance notification to participants: Friday, March 24, 2017

NOTE: Upon acceptance of your application to attend the Summer Institute, information will be communicated to you regarding payment of the program fees. Program fees are due by Friday, April 21, 2017.


Eligibility Criteria

The 2017 Summer Institute is open to any graduate student who:

  • Is registered for study in September 2017, in a masters (or integrated masters), doctoral or post-doctoral program at a recognized university in Canada or India (including the Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Science);
  • Has undertaken coursework and/or research in the one of the following themes: safe and sustainable infrastructure, integrated water management or public health; AND
  • Has an interest in applied community research.

There are a limited number of spaces available. All of the applicants will be reviewed by the Summer Institute Steering Committee to ensure that the applicant’s current and/or planned research fits with the theme of the 2017 Summer Institute. All decisions made by the Steering Committee will be final.


Selection Criteria

In assessing applications, the following criteria will be considered:

  • Clarity, coherence and presentation ofthe application
  • Relevant academic training and experience
  • Alignment of coursework and/or research to one of the IC-IMPACTS researchthemes (safe and sustainable infrastructure, integrated water management or public health) AND to the specific theme of the 2017Summer Institute e., sustainable communities in low-resource settings
  • Expected contribution to the applicant’s knowledge, research program, and career goals
  • An indication of how the applicant’s participation will contribute tothe goals of IC-IMPACTS

The Summer Institute Steering Committee will assess the applications and will make a final decision on the selection of applicants. Results will be communicated to all applicants by March 24, 2017.



  • Successful applicants will be required to sign a funding agreement, which outlines the terms and conditions of the funding.
  • Signing the agreement commits the applicant to attending the entire Summer Institute, the Annual Research Conference, and the Graduate Student Seminar. The applicant must participate in all sessions (including evening events) and team activities, and complete all assignments and required readings.


Selected applicants will be required to submit the registration fee upon notification of their participation in the Summer Institute. Payment will be made through an online payment system managed by UBC Finance. Details will be sent to participants directly.

Note: Successful applicants will be:

Required to sign a funding agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the  Signing the agreement commits the applicant to attending and participating in all aspects of the Summer Institute, including the completion of all assignments and readings.

Expected to participate in the Summer Institute, the IC-IMPACTS Annual Research Conference (June 9 & 10) and the Graduate Student Seminar (June 11). Further details on the Research Conference and the Graduate Student Seminar will follow.



Those who attend and successfully complete the 2017 Summer Institute will receive:

  • Electronic copies of the Summer Institute presentations by Resource Guests
  • Certificate of Attendance