Berkes Graduate Scholarship in Community-Based Research

Professor Fikret Berkes, Tier I Canada Research Chair in Community-Based Resource Management, has established the Berkes Graduate Scholarship in Community-based Research. This annually funded scholarship will provide support towards degree-related field research and related expenses (including travel, food, housing, and to return research findings to the research host community); an opportunity to train in methods for community-based research, including community-based resource and environmental management, conservation and planning; and an opportunity to engage in outreach training, and to translate results into communication to communities, public audiences, and policy-makers through written, visual, oral and/or multimedia means.

Number of Awards and Value:    one  at $3,000

Deadline: January 29, 2016

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba, either in a Master’s or a Ph.D. program;
  2. is pursuing studies in community-based research methods including, but not limited to, community-based resource and environmental management, conservation and planning;
  3. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) on the last 60 credit hours of courses (graduate and undergraduate); and,
  4. does not already hold a UMGF, SSHRC or other major award greater than $5,000.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT, EARTH, AND RESOURCES DEAN’S OFFICE , 440 WALLACE BUILDING.