The terms of reference for the Dave Ankney & Sandi Johnson Graduate Research Scholarship has been developed (attached) and applications are being accepted for 2014. One MSc and one PhD Scholarship will be awarded annually to students studying any aspect of wildlife ecology or management in North America, with special emphasis on projects focused on wetlands, waterfowl or other game birds.
Long Point Waterfowl will administer the scholarship, within an endowment, and an ad hoc committee, comprised of representatives from Canadian and American government and non-government organizations, will select the recipients.
Eligibility: The scholarship will be awarded to students studying any aspect of wildlife ecology or management in North America, with special emphasis on projects focused on wetlands, waterfowl or other game birds. The Award may be used for any research expense other than to pay a stipend for the recipient.
Frequency and Amount: Two awards of up to $2,000 (adjusted over time for inflation) will be made per year, to be paid directly to the academic supervisors of the successful recipients. The amounts awarded annually will depend on the interest accrued on the endowment and annual contributions. One award will be presented annually to a PhD Candidate and one to a MSc Candidate.
Application: Applicants must submit a resume, two letters of reference from persons qualified to assess the candidate, and a research proposal (Maximum 5 pages) which should include purpose and importance of the study, methods, and a budget outlining total costs and other sources of funding received or applied for. All of these files should be combined as ONE PDF and e-mailed to Pat Kehoe: email@example.com. Deadline for receipt of applications is 1 March, award decisions will be made by 1 April and cheques will be mailed by 1 May.
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