Wildlife is of utmost importance to British Columbia providing social, economic, environmental, and cultural benefits. B.C.’s rich natural diversity is closely linked to our way of life and it is important to ensure that wildlife and their habitats are resilient in the face of challenges like climate change. In 2020, a new provincial strategy to improve wildlife and habitat stewardship across British Columbia was initiated and called, Together for Wildlife (T4W). The strategy includes additional funding, proactive objectives, and improved data and knowledge – all supported by new policies, strong partnerships, and dedicated resources.
The T4W strategy commits to 5 goals and 24 actions to achieve the following vision: “Wildlife and their habitats thrive, are resilient, and support and enrich the lives of all British Columbians”. Under the T4W Goal 2 – Data, information, and knowledge drive better decisions, Action 5 identifies improving support for scientific research, building stronger partnerships within research communities, and sharing results with British Columbian’s as key priorities.
To achieve this outcome, T4W is providing up to 10 academic scholarships to Master’s and/ or PhD candidates undertaking research that will support a positive impact on stewardship, management, policy, or decision making of wildlife in BC. These scholarships aim to support reconciliation and collaboration, diversity of perspectives and building community capacity among Indigenous communities and rural areas of BC. We encourage Indigenous students to apply because of the perspectives they contribute through diversity, inclusion, and community capacity building.
Learn more about all of T4W’s scholarship opportunities here.
How to Apply
This scholarship is open to domestic and international students attending a BC post-secondary institution.
- Master’s or PhD candidates only. Postdoctoral candidates are not eligible.
- Program can be in progress or starting in September 2023 or January 2024.
- Must be based at a BC university for the duration of the award or graduate program.
Applications must align with the goals of the Together for Wildlife strategy. Applicants must also engage and communicate results with respective communities impacted. For a more detailed description please visit the scholarship overview.
More information about the information required to complete the online application form can be found here.
Applications will need to:
- Align with the goals and focal areas of the Together for Wildlife strategy.
- Focus on issues affecting B.C.’s wildlife and wildlife habitats, and the effective stewardship of them.
- Contribute to the enhancement of wildlife science and wildlife stewardship, management, policy, or decision making.
- Engage and communicate results with respective communities.
- Demonstrate relevant scientific/research and leadership experience including providing an unofficial transcript and curriculum vitae.
More information is available in the Scholarship Overview.