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Howard Daugherty Graduate Award in Neotropical Conservation

Howard Daugherty Graduate Award in Neotropical Conservation

Overview

The Howard Daugherty Graduate Award in Neotropical Conservation is available to graduate students, preferably doctoral candidates, at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, to support their research related to neotropical conservation that is undertaken in the vicinity of the Las Nubes Biological Reserve in Costa Rica and/or that contributes to meeting the goals of the Las Nubes Project. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Ontario residents* and demonstrate financial need.

Value and Duration

  • If awarded to Master's: 2 awards at up to $12,500
    If awarded to Doctoral: 1 award at up to $25,000 or two awards at up to $12,500

     

    • The value and number of award(s) in any given year will depend on the rate of distribution from the endowment fund and the number of recipients selected
  • Non-renewable

Note: This award is comprised of matching funds. If you are expecting to receive the York Graduate Fellowship, this award will impact your Fellowship amount. Please visit Matching Funds to learn more.

Eligibility

  • Full-time registered Master's or doctoral York student;
  • Must be a current student;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or protected persons who are residents of Ontario;
  • Selection criteria includes:
    • Research related to neotropical conservation that is undertaken in the vicinity of the Las Nubes Bioloical Reserve in Costa Rica, and/or that contributes to meeting te goals of the Las Nubes Project;
    • Academic accomplishments;
    • Financial need;
    • Students must exhibit an outstanding academic record (minimum B average).

Note: The student must be registered full-time for the upcoming academic year (Fall/Winter).

Deadlines

  • Graduate Program Deadline: Program nomination, with complete documentation, is due to Scholarship & Awards Coordinator in FGS by April 27. The Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards Committee will review nominees for eligibility.

Award Period (when the award will be paid)

  • Upcoming academic year

How to Apply

  • Students must be nominated by their graduate program

GRADUATE PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITY

  • The Las Nubes Program will identify potential nominees and request the documentation
  • The Las Nubes Program will meet prior to April 1 to identify the nominee for the following academic year
  • Programs with eligible files can nominate a maximum of two files to FGS in rank order

DOCUMENTATION

  • Statement of research
  • CV
  • Transcripts, unofficial or official, (supplied by graduate program from admissions file), or can be a student copy downloaded from the student account. Must include the last two years or all years of graduate studies
  • Completed online Student Financial Profile
  • Letter of nomination (supplied by graduate program director)

Contact

  • Graduate Program Director
    Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
    210 HNES
    Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 40055
    Email: fesgpd@yorku.ca

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