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Ages Foundation Research Fellowship & Bursaries

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (April 1, 2020)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Amount: Various

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • International
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Science
  • School of Graduate Studies

The rare Charitable Research Reserve has partnered with Cambridge & North Dumfries Community FoundationAges 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. 


  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student in a Canadian or International institution.
  • Must conduct research on a rare Charitable Research Reserve property or in conjunction with rare between May 2020 and April 2021.
  • Research is environment focused and takes a landscape-scale approach.

Applications Details:

  1. Applications can be submitted until midnight on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020.
  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 July 1st, 2020.  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 2021, 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. If applicant is already conducting approved research rareonly Appendix One is required to apply (see submission details below).
  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.

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