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BioProducts Institute Rising Star Awards

The BioProducts Institute (BPI) is committed to upholding the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion mandate of the UBC. As a result we are excited to announce the inaugural BPI- Rising Star Research Awards aimed at encouraging women and Indigenous members of the UBC community to engage in bioproducts research.

Award Details and Criteria Requirements

Five awards are offered to women and Indigenous (male and female) students and postdoctoral scholars from all disciplines at UBC.

Three Award Categories

  • Undergraduate: 2 x $1000
  • Graduate: 2 x $1,500
  • Postdoctoral Fellows: 1 x $5,000


All applications must include:

  • Application Form
  • Self-nomination letter, including your thoughts on bioproducts and how you think they could transform your community or society (1 page max)
  • CV (up to 2 pages max)
  • Your most recent academic transcript

Send all applications to

Please save the attached form and send to with your other required application attachments.



Annual Value

Up to $5,000 CAD