Bonnycastle Fellowship in Wetland and Waterfowl Biology

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Grant amount: Up to C $17,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 15, 2020 2:30pm PST

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: North America

Location of residency: North America

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About this funder:



The purpose of the Bonnycastle Fellowship in Wetland and Waterfowl Biology is to assist in developing talented young professionals who are dedicated to furthering the conservation of wetlands and wildlife, and to advance the scientific understanding of waterfowl and wetland biology.

It will be awarded based upon the following criteria:

  • The qualifications of the applicant; the scientific soundness of the student’s research proposal
  • Originality and creativity in study design
  • Expected contributions of the study to wetland or waterfowl ecology
  • The importance of the proposed research to conservation
  • Achievability of the work.

The award of up to $17,000 per year (Canadian funds) is available to provide personal or research support for successful applicants. The reward is renewable for up to two additional years for PhD students and once for Master’s students, assuming annual approval of a satisfactory progress report and the need for continuing financial support.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The competition is open to graduate students based at any North American university.


  • Applications from doctoral candidates are preferred, but strong Master’s candidates are also urged to apply.