Graduate Scholarship $4,000 (Canada) ~

26 de enero de 2014

Graduate Scholarship $4,000 (Canada)

The rare Charitable Research Reserve is a 900+ acre property in Cambridge
and North Dumfries, Ontario at the confluence of the Grand and the Speed
Rivers.  The goal of rare is to protect this environmentally sensitive
landscape intact, in perpetuity, and to promote the use of the property for
education and research.  The property includes a broad range of habitats
including riparian zones, upland and lowland deciduous forest (old-growth
and second-growth), savanna, cliffs, coldwater streams, deciduous swamps,
marshes, hedgerows, agricultural fields and old fields.

The rare Scholarship in Graduate Research is valued at $4,000 and is open to
all Canadian and International graduate students who will conduct field
research on rare property between May 2014 and April 2015.  The field of
study is open and could include, but is not limited to, research in ecology,
zoology, geology, restoration ecology, hydrology, botany, soil science,
archaeology, agriculture and education. The Scholarship will allow students
to study in a relatively undisturbed, yet highly accessible site.  The
monetary award will help ensure successful candidates have the necessary
resources to conduct and report on their research at rare.  It will also
allow the student to give an oral presentation at a conference in their

Applications Details:

1.Applications can be submitted until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 23rd,
2.Students will be required to provide a final report to rare by Monday, May
4th, 2015.
3.The successful applicant will be notified by May 14th, 2014.  A sum of
$3,500 will be awarded shortly thereafter while the remaining $500 will be
awarded in May, 2015, 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.

Submission Details:

1.Please include your name, telephone number and email address, the name of
your supervisor, department and university where the research will be
2.Please submit current university transcripts from all institutions you
attend or attended as an undergraduate or postgraduate student;
3.Include the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for two
references who can best assess your academic credentials.
4.Provide an outline of the proposed research (3-5 pages) including:
a) the problem the research is addressing;
b) your hypothesis;
c) your sampling design, field equipment and statistical tests that will be
d) the length of time fieldwork will be conducted at rare;
e) the areas at rare where you will be sampling (give specific habitats
and/or precise locations if
f) details on how the results will be made available to academics and the
general public.

5.Submit all documents to:

Jenna Quinn, Research Coordinator
rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada  N3H 4R8.

If you have any further questions or you would like a tour of the Reserve
please contact
Jenna Quinn at 519-650-9336 x111 or

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