UC Foundation Doctoral Publication Scholarship

Updated 15th December 2020.  (Applications open late January 2021).

The goal of the UC Foundation Doctoral Publication Scholarship is to encourage students to publish their work in leading peer-reviewed publications, indexed in Scopus, during their doctoral studies (e.g., journal articles, book chapters, monographs, or conference proceedings). Publication during the tenure of Doctoral studies enhances student’s employment prospects and, for UC, contributes to the enhancement of international university rankings.


Applications can be made at any time, and a decision will be made within one month of receipt of the application.

Please submit one application per publication.

If your application is successful, you will be contacted via the email you have provided. You will be required to supply a bank account number including a screengrab of your NZ bank account details. The bank account must be in the name of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility criteria

1. Author

           University of Canterbury Students who:

  • are currently enrolled in Doctoral studies at UC and are yet to complete their oral examination;
  • are the principal/lead/first author of a manuscript, published after January 2021 but during their period of enrolment as a Doctoral student;
    • In most cases the Doctoral student will be the first author; however, it is acknowledged that publishing practices differ by field and publication. In instances where the Doctoral student is not the first author, applications must also be accompanied by an email from the student’s Senior Supervisor confirming: (1) the practices of the Journal or publication and (2) that the student has made contributions equivalent to principal authorship.
    • have an ORCID number;
    • have, on the article, listed their institutional address as the University of Canterbury.

2. Publications

  1. Journal articles must be published in journals that are ranked in Scimago (note that all journals listed in Scimago are indexed by Scopus).

You can find the Scimago ranking by searching for the journal at https://www.scimagojr.com/index.php. When you locate the journal, scroll to the bottom of that page to find the quartile information.

b. Other types of publication (e.g. book chapters, monographs, conference proceedings) must also be indexed by Scopus. Please confirm Scopus indexing with the publisher. If you are unsure whether your publication is eligible, please enquire at subjectlibrarians@canterbury.ac.nz

If you would like advice or help please get in touch with your subject librarian (see https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/library/contact-us/subject-librarians/). They can also help you with your ORCID record.

Scholarship information

  • $1,000 for articles in journals ranked in quartile 1 (Q1) in Scimago
  • $500 for articles in journals ranked in quartiles 2, 3 and 4 (Q2, Q3, Q4) in Scimago, and for other publication types indexed by Scopus (e.g., book chapter, monograph, or conference proceeding).

 If the publication is listed across multiple Scimago quartiles, the highest-ranking will apply to this application.