With generous support from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, WCS Canada is able to award annual fellowships to graduate students to support field research relevant to WCS Canada’s conservation objectives at our two long-term conservation sites: the boreal region of northern Ontario and the northern boreal mountains of Yukon and British Columbia.
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WCS Canada will award one-year fellowships of between $5,000 and $20,000 each. The amount of funding awarded will be determined in part by the applicants’ financial needs and the number of applications received.
The Fellowship awards are intended to:
Fellowship applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in conservation science, or in a related field such as landscape ecology, natural resources management/conservation, conservation planning, conservation biology, environmental studies, wildlife/plant/fisheries ecology or socio-ecological studies.
Expenses related to thesis related research costs are eligible including, but not necessarily limited to:
Stipends for graduate student are not eligible for Fellowship support
Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred (including the project budget). Electronic submissions greatly facilitate peer review and management proposals. Submit all application materials to:
Recipients of Fellowship Awards will be required to report on the progress of their projects and provide a final report. Reporting requirements include providing photos and video footage of field work activities. Please see (link) for example videos submitted by previous grantees.
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