Jane Goodall Research Award for Graduate Students at Western University, Canada, 2019

The Jane Goodall Research Award (JGRA) focuses on providing financial support to graduate students investigating great ape populations in Africa or Asia.

Preference will be for: female researchers just starting their careers (i.e. ‘the next generation of Janes’); students from Canada, Africa, or Asia; and projects investigating how community conservation efforts were undertaken by the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI) are impacting great ape populations.

It is expected that by funding these researchers and projects, it will be possible to better determine great ape conservation priorities, support the professional development of primatologists, and quantify the effect of work done by the JGI on the health and wellbeing of sympatric communities of great apes and humans.

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI) improving global understanding and treatment of great apes through research, public education, and advocacy.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: January 29, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue Graduate degree program.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study in Research Project.
  • Scholarship Award: Up to $5,000 in scholarships may be awarded each year, providing candidates of sufficient merit are available.
  • Number of Scholarships: Number not given.
  • Nationality: The scholarship is available for Canadian citizens, a country in Africa or a country in Asia.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Canada

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: The scholarship is available for Canadian citizens, a country in Africa or a country in Asia.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, the applicant:
  • Must be a registered full-time graduate student at Western University.
  • Must commit to a research project that deals directly with investigating great ape populations in Africa or Asia.
  • Must be a citizen of Canada, a country in Africa or a country in Asia.
  • Have financial difficulty to finance graduate university education and,
  • Have leadership/community giveback experience or potential.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

  1. The Application Form
  • Statement of Interest – (maximum 250 words) provides a statement that describes why you are interested in investigating great ape populations in Africa or Asia.
  • Lay Summary – (maximum 100 words) provide a descriptive lay summary of the research project.
  • Research Project – (maximum 1,500 words) provide a summary of the research project. Provide background information to position your proposed research within the context of the current knowledge in the field. Your research must be part of an overall research program that lies in a field that relates to work that has been or is currently being undertaken by the JGI. These include diverse research fields ranging from studies of great ape biology and behaviour through geographic investigations of their forest habitats to applied work in community conservation.
  1. Curriculum Vitae – provide an up to date Curriculum Vitae.

Application form

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