Scholars and Fellows

Scholars and Fellows Program

The Scholars and Fellows program targets a cross-section of client-country stakeholders and is designed to ensure that the program directly benefits in-country long-term capacity building and contributes to CIRDI’s centre of expertise in resource-led sustainable development. The aim is to engage fellows across a wide range of Institute activities – needs analysis, applied research, education delivery, advice and communications – while at the same time targeting a cross-section of beneficiaries from government, communities and university partners. Typical fellowships are up to $10,000 with the exact amount to be calculated based primarily on the length of the fellowship. The funds are used to cover travel and living expenses while in Canada in accordance with the Canadian National Joint Council Treasury Board Travel Directive.

CIRDI Fellows

Delgermaa Boldbaatar

CIRDI research fellow, Delgermaa Boldbaatar

Delgermaa Boldbaatar (MPA Candidate, BBA) is a communications officer for the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Secretariat in Mongolia.

In June 2017, she attended a CIRDI-facilitated capacity-building workshop for young professionals in Mongolia that focused on the state’s role in resource governance. Read about her reflections on the experience: Mongolia young professionals are shining






Bolormaa Purevjav

CIRDI fellow, Bolormaa Purevjav

CIRDI fellow, Bolormaa Purevjav is a chair of the Centre for Stakeholder Engagement and Sustainable Development (SESD), a national NGO in Mongolia. She is an engineering graduate from the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, and has earned an MBA from Griffith University in Australia.

Bolormaa visited UBC for four months in early 2017 as a CIRDI fellow. In August 2017, she will return to UBC to begin a PhD program with a focus on integrated water resource management in mining.

Learn more about Bolormaa Purevjav, and her experiences at UBC.




See Bolormaa’s CIRDI Seminar Series presentation, April 13, 2017:

Mining and Environmental Rehabilitation Challenges – Mongolian Case





More information on our CIRDI Fellows coming soon.

Cecilia Gruber
Program Manager
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