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Scholarship in Food Insecurity - Maple Leaf Board

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (February 13, 2020)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Amount: $15,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • International
  • Permanent Resident


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The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security works collaboratively to acheive its goal of reducing food insecurity in Canada by 50% by 2030. This includes supporting research that advances a better understanding of food insecurity in Canada. These scholarships will support master's or PhD students who propose to pursue research that contributes to the body of knowledge on food insecurity, including determinants, risk factors, impacts, and the efficacy of potential interventions such as programs, policies, and market instruments.

Scholarship Details

  • Three $15,000 scholarship available for research spanning up to two years commencing in the 2020/21 academic year.


For applicants to be considered, they must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • A master's or PhD student of any discipline, enrolled at a Canadian university;
  • In good academic standing with their academic institution;
  • Entering their second or third year of post-graduate study and/or are prepared to commence their thesis research in the 2020/2021 academic year; and
  • Conducting thesis research focused on the determinants, risk factors, impacts, and efficacy of proposed interventions on food insecuirty in Canada

Proposal Requirements

  • A curriculum vitae CV
  • A letter of reference from a research supervisor
  • An overview of the research purpose, research question and objectives; a breif background and rationale; proposed methodology; explanation of how the research fills knowledge gaps about food insecurity in Canda; and how the research aligns with the Centre's goal. This section should be no longer than 6 single-spaced pages, including references.

Proposal Submission Requirements

Student are to provide all elements of their application to by February 13th so their application can be submitted on their behalf.

For more information regarding this award opportunity, please click here.