Ages Foundation Research Fellowship & Bursaries- rare Scholarship in Graduate Research

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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 Ages Foundation Fund to financially assist students in pursuit of higher education. The Ages Foundation Research Fellowship and Bursaries program will allow students to study in a relatively undisturbed, yet highly accessible site in Waterloo Region. Applicants 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) $5,000 award, one (1) $5,000 BIOPIC award, and up to five (5) $1,000+ bursaries depending on the total number of outstanding applications received


  • 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 2024 and April 2025.
  • Research/project has an environmental focus or component.

Applications Details:

  1. Applications can be submitted until midnight on April 30, 2024
  2. New projects must submit a complete Research and Land Use Application accompanied by Appendix One. Ongoing or continuing projects at rare that have already submitted a Research and Land Use Application need only complete and submit Appendix one to be considered. 
  3. Students will be required to provide a final report to rare one year after receiving the scholarship, which includes a list of any presentations or publications of the work to date.
  4. The successful applicant will be notified on or before June 30, 2024. The bulk of the prize will be awarded shortly thereafter while the small remainder (up to 25% of the prize, depending on the quantity received) will be rewarded by May 2025, upon successful completion of the requirements of the scholarship (including the final report and conference presentation).
  5. The recipient will retain all intellectual property rights.
  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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