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Student Fellowship

The UBC Global Reporting Centre is pleased to offer the Global Supply Chain Reporting Fellowship, which will support an incoming master’s journalism student at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, Writing, and Media.

UBC is a tier-one research university with expertise in global journalism, sustainability, forestry, fisheries, global economics, public policy and other related fields.

The one-year fellowship provides a $7,500 stipend for a master’s student with a demonstrated interest in investigating the externalities of global supply chains (eg, pollution, labour, corruption, climate impact). Applicants are expected to have either conducted research or reported stories related to global commerce. 

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with journalists in our Hidden Costs team, which includes Emmy- and Pulitzer-winning investigative reporters from The New York Times, Toronto Star, Associated Press, NBC News, CBC News, PBS Frontline and the Center for Investigative Reporting. The Global Supply Chain Reporting Fellow would be expected to spend 10 hours per week during the 2021-22 academic year in a work/learn position, under the direct supervision of Professor Peter Klein.

Applicants must provide the following:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in the fellowship, and past experience on the subject of global commerce. (1 page max - single spaced)
  • Proof of application to the School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia 
  • CV
  • Up to three examples of writing/research - if you have previously reported on stories or conducted research/written papers related to supply chains, please provide those. 
  • A brief proposal, no more than 250 words, for an investigative project on supply chains that you would like to pursue

To apply: please submit a single PDF titled: SUPPLYCHAIN-FELLOWSHIP-YOURLASTNAME and email your application to sharon.nadeem[at] by February 7th, 2021.

Applicants will be reviewed by a diverse team of scholars and journalists in the Hidden Costs team.

Funding is provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and contingent of being accepted to the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, and remaining in good standing throughout the fellowship.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.