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Ages Foundation Fellowship & Bursaries

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.

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.

We recognize that historical and present-day barriers exist that disadvantage Black, Indigenous and other People of Colour (BIPOC) pursuing higher education. To support BIPOC graduate students making environmental contributions through science, art and diverse inquiry, the Ages Foundation Fellowship includes a designated BIPOC award.

Student Status
Full-time & Part-time
Scholarship Value
$15,000 awarded annually, Top two prizes $5,000 and up to five bursaries of $1,000 or more
Application Type
Non Applicable
Areas of Study
Scholarship Type
Other Awards and Scholarships , Indigenous Awards
June 30, 2024


  • 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 cojuntion with rare between May 2023 and April 2024.
  • Research or project must have an environmental focus or component.

Application Information

Application Details:

  1. Applications can be submitted until midnight on Friday, June 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 August 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 awarded by June 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.

For more information and the application, visit:

If you have any further questions or you would like a tour of the reserve please contact us by phone at (519) 650-9336 x 111. On-site accommodations are available for researchers. 

Submit Application To

Program Scientist – Research Priorities, Partnerships & Monitoring
rare Charitable Research Reserve


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