Call for Applications Rare + Ages Foundation Fellowship and Bursaries – Deadline: April 1

Rare Charitable Reserve and Ages Foundation Fellowship and Bursaries

The rare Charitable Research Reserve is an urban land trust and environmental institute in Waterloo Region/Wellington, with its first four locations protecting almost 1,000 acres of highly sensitive lands. Since inception, rare has taken care of the land on behalf of the community through the use of Western tools in conservation, research and education. As rare becomes engaged in reconciliation with the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (North America), these pillars have gained flexibility and now equally include and value Indigenous ways of knowing and being — becoming three strands of a strong braid. Together we will steward these lands with respect for generations past, present and those yet to come, intact in perpetuity with trees more than 250 years old, 24 habitat types, and 6 of 8 pre-settlement landscapes.

The rare Charitable Research Reserve has partnered with the Ages Foundation Fund to financially assist students in pursuit of higher education. The Ages Foundation Research Fellowship & Bursaries program will allow students to study in a relatively undisturbed, yet highly accessible site in Waterloo Region. Applications 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.

$15,000 will be distributed annually through this application process and awards will be given out in the following amounts: one (1) $5,000 award, one (1) $5,000 BIPOC award, and up to five (5) $1,000+ bursaries depending on the total number of outstanding applications received.  

Eligibility:

  • 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 2021 and April 2022.
  • Research/project has an environmental focus or component.

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Full Award and Application Details at: https://raresites.org/research/scholarship/ 

For questions or to book a tour of the reserve, please contact:

Jenna Quinn, Program Scientist
519-650-9336 x111
jenna.quinn@raresites.org