Weston Family Boreal Research Fellowship


2023 Fellowship Application Deadline: 13 January 2023

2023 Application Guidelines 

With generous support from the Weston Family Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada is pleased to offer one-year Boreal Research Fellowships to graduate students pursuing their Master's or Doctoral degree. Successful applicants will receive financial support for their projects along with mentorship from WCS Canada scientists and an opportunity to network with other Fellows and Fellowship alumni.  Here is a short report on what our Fellowship program has accomplished (2009-2019).

Weston Family Boreal Research Fellowships support field-based research that contributes to WCS Canada’s conservation objectives or priority research projects in the Ontario Northern Boreal and the Northern Boreal Mountains of BC and Yukon. We encourage research that partners with Indigenous communities in these regions. Research that takes place outside of these areas and supports WCS Canada’s vision and mission, particularly around Key Biodiversity Areas, peatlands, and species at risk in the boreal, may also be eligible.

Key Staff

Daniel Kraus
Director of National Conservation
Chelsea Bernasconi
Executive Assistant