As a part of its ongoing dedication to innovation and analysis, Rio Tinto provides an $18,000 graduate scholarship for a UBC graduate scholar in a area of pure or utilized science associated to Rio Tinto’s actions in mining.


To be eligible, candidates have to be enrolled or accepted in a primary yr Grasp’s or first or second yr Doctoral research in 2022-2023 tutorial yr. The scholarship is non-renewable and college students who obtained the scholarship up to now will not be eligible to use once more.

Eligible Analysis Areas

  • Aluminum metallurgy
  • Electrolysis of molten salts
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Science of the setting
  • Analytical applied sciences
  • Modeling and management methods
  • Information Science

The programme’s choice committee will contemplate any analysis tasks in these areas.

Candidates have to be enrolled or accepted in a full-time research program for a graduate diploma.


The next standards are utilized by the committee to pick the nominees:

  • Tutorial file
  • Relevance of analysis proposal to Rio Tinto’s “eligible analysis areas”
  • Publications and awards, relative to the applicant’s stage of research
  • Work and Management expertise
  • High quality of the reference letters


Examine along with your graduate program relating to your program’s inner utility deadline. Incomplete functions is not going to be thought of.  Submit your utility package deal to your graduate program.

The next utility supplies are required:

  • Cowl letter itemizing:
    • Scholar identify
    • UBC scholar quantity
    • UBC graduate program
    • Identify of UBC supervisor
    • Names of referees offering letters of advice
    • Be aware: Please don’t present any extra data apart from the objects requested above.  Extraneous extra data will probably be blocked off.
  • Proof of enrollment or acceptance
    • Present UBC college students: You may acquire a proof of enrollment in your SSC account in ‘Grades and Data’ > ‘Proof of Enrollment letters’.
  • Analysis challenge description
    • Should embody proposed timelines. Most 4 pages, have to be double-spaced.
  • Up-to-date, official transcripts for all university-level research (together with research undertaken however not accomplished)
    • For UBC transcripts, your “Tutorial Historical past” doc printed by your graduate program will probably be accepted (official transcript ordered via your SSC account can also be acceptable).
      • Please observe that the SSC scholar “grade abstract” web page will not be acceptable,
    • For establishments apart from UBC:
      • Solely official transcripts will probably be accepted. Rio Tinto doesn’t settle for unofficial transcripts.
      • Acceptable:
        • Authentic or licensed true copies offered by your graduate program (ie. Obtained by the graduate program from the eVision admission system or from the graduate program’s personal digital data).
        • Your private scholar copies of official transcripts.
      • Not Acceptable:
        • Screenshots of grades from the net scholar account.
        • Transcripts labelled “unofficial” on every web page by the issuing establishment.
    • For all transcripts, please make sure that the grading key/legend for the establishment can also be offered
    • Transcripts which can be in a language apart from English or French have to be accompanied by an official English translation.
    • “Transcripts for all university-level research”: consists of transcripts from switch credit score programs and trade or research overseas phrases.
    • “Updated” transcripts: Transcripts ought to be printed in Summer season 2022 time period (if at the moment registered) or after the ultimate time period accomplished (if graduated).
    • It stays your accountability because the applicant to make sure that you’re submitting your full, updated transcript package deal as a part of your award utility.
  • Two letters of advice from professors or researchers (considered one of whom have to be your analysis supervisor), who’ve adopted your progress throughout your college research.
  • Updated CV (no web page restrict).

Presentation requirements for free-form paperwork: Minimal 10 level font.


Questions on this award alternative ought to be directed to Joan Toledo.

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