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Department support

For a detailed and current list of funding opportunities, please visit the SRES website.

SRES Research Legacy Award

$18,000 a year for two years available for eligible research projects.

The Gerald and Margaret Godsoe Scholarship with support from the Ward family funds

This scholarship has been established by the Godsoe family to support a highly qualified and motivated individual entering the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program at Dalhousie Unviersity.

Qualifications for eligibility

  • Honours degree in natural or social sciences, engineering, architecture, or its equivalent
  • First class standing in the undergraduate program or proof of exceptional merit
  • Significant contributions through community service, leadership, and education on environmental issues
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status living in Canada.

How to apply

Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and wish to be considered for the Godsoe Scholarship should append a separate, typewritten page entitled “Application for Godsoe Scholarship” and should provide a brief description of activities and community involvement in environmental issues. The statement should contain sufficient information to permit the Admissions Committee to assess the significance of the applicant’s contribution. For priority consideration, the application should be submitted by February 1.

Selection process

The recipient will be selected by the Admission Committee of the School for Resource and Environmental Studies.

The Neil Munro Parks and Protected Areas Award

$1,000 to provide support for graduate studies in protected areas planning, design, policy, protection or management.

The Colin Stewart Scholarship

To support and encourage graduate studies that explore the roles of parks and protected areas in conserving the ecological integrity of the Acadian Forest.

MES Thesis Research Award

Up to $500 to enhance the opportunities for productive and innovative thesis research.

Funded student opportunities

As a funded student, you will have the opportunity to work on real-world research projects relating to issues of pressing concern to society, government and industry.

TOPIC:  Research investigating drivers, barriers, and/or policy options linked to enabling the transition of community energy systems (transportation, energy generation andor use, building operations, citizen engagement) to a low-carbon scenario.
APPLY BY:  February 7, 2018 (Must contact Dr. Adams by Feb.1)
AMOUNT:  $7000/year x 2 years with potential for up to $17,000/yr x 2 years depending on qualification of student
ELIGIBILITY:  Minimum cumulative GPA in last two years of 3.7
CONTACT:  Dr. Michelle Adams (adamsm@dal.ca) for further information

TOPIC: Importance of grazing by soil fauna on symbiotic (mycorrhizal) fungi in forest ecosystems.
APPLY BY: Applications will be received through March 2018.
ELIGIBILITY:  Applicants should have some background in biology/ecology at the undergraduate level. Research will be conducted in Nova Scotian forests and the Atlantic Root Symbiosis Laboratory at Mount Saint Vincent University.
CONTACT:  Dr. G. Kernaghan about the project (gavin.kernaghan@msvu.ca, Department of Biology, Mount Saint Vincent University).  Questions about applications and academic program eligibility should be directed to sres@dal.ca.