rare Scholarship in Graduate Research

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THE AGES FOUNDATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP & BURSARIES

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS OPENS JANUARY 2019

The rare Charitable Research Reserve has partnered with Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation, Ages Foundation Fund to financially assist students in pursuit of higher education as they tackle important environmental issues. The Research Fellowship & Bursaries program will allow students to study in a relatively undisturbed, yet highly accessible site in Waterloo Region. Applications that utilize multiple knowledge systems and diverse methodologies will be prioritized. The monetary awards will help ensure successful candidates have the necessary resources to conduct and report on their research at rare.

We support diverse, inclusive and equitable practices and approaches to environmental issues as we work toward meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples (self-identified and status First Nations, Métis & Inuit) of Turtle Island. We encourage applications from Indigenous students utilizing Indigenous and/or Western knowledge systems and methodologies.

Four recipients will be selected through the application process and awards will be given out in the following amounts: one (1) $4,000 award, one (1) $2,000 award, and two (2) $1,000 awards. 

Eligibility:

  • Canadian or International graduate student who will conduct research on the rare Charitable Research Reserve property between May 2019 and April 2020.
  • Research is environment focused, and takes a landscape-scale approach to this year’s theme:

SCIENCE-BASED GOVERNANCE, POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

Research opportunities exist to examine the socio-ecological system and develop successful strategies for ecological, social and economic sustainability. We welcome applications from any discipline that may ultimately lead to better informed conservation practices that may shape governance and policy. 

Applications Details:

  1. Applications can be submitted until midnight on Monday, March 25th, 2019
  2. Students will be required to provide a final report to rare one year after receiving the scholarship.
  3. The successful applicant will be notified on or before June 21st, 2019.  The bulk of the prize will be awarded shortly thereafter while the small remainder ($500, $300, or $200 depending on the quantity received) will be awarded by June 2020, upon successful completion of the requirements of the scholarship (including the final report and conference presentation).
  4. The recipient will retain all intellectual property rights.
  5. The research will be required to go through the normal rare Research Application approval process.
  6. IMPORTANT NOTE: please submit your application at least four weeks before your anticipated start date. This may mean submitting your application prior to the deadline to ensure your project can start on time.

Submission Details:

It is highly recommended that you contact the rare Program Scientist to discuss your project in advance of applying.

Download and complete the Ages Research Fellowship & Bursaries Application Form (available in January 2019).

Submit application to:

Program Scientist – Research Priorities, Partnerships & Monitoring
rare Charitable Research Reserve
jenna.quinn@raresites.org

If you have any further questions or you would like a tour of the reserve please contact us by phone at (519) 650-9336 x 111. On-site accommodations are available for researchers. 

Note to Applicants

Completion of a rare research application is required for all individuals interested in conducting research or monitoring on property owned by the rare Charitable Research Reserve. Please submit your research proposal to the Program Scientist at least four weeks in advance of the anticipated start date to allow sufficient time for review by our advisory teams.

All specimens, artifacts and information collected remain the property of the rare Charitable Research Reserve.

If approved, please notify the Program Scientist of approximate start dates for all research or monitoring and the areas of the property in which they will be conducted.

Please provide the Program Scientist with copies of all peer-reviewed literature, publications, theses and reports stemming from research or monitoring on rare property.

Please send your completed Application (email preferred) to:

Jenna Quinn, Program Scientist – Research Priorities, Partnerships & Monitoring
rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON, Canada N3H 4R8
fax: 519-650-5923
phone: 519-650-9336 x 111

rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001