Award Details


Award Information
Name:
Orval G. Caldwell and H. Ruth Gardner Caldwell Fellowship in Sustainable Ag/Agroecology
Description:
Dr. Orval G. Caldwell (M.Sc./34) and Mrs. H. Ruth Gardner Caldwell have established a trust fund ($225,719) at the University of Manitoba to support graduate student research into sustainable agriculture and agroecology. The available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one fellowship to a student who:

(1) is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in any Master of Science degree program delivered by a Department in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences;
(2) has obtained a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study;
(3) is pursuing a research program in the area of sustainable agriculture or agroecology.

The award may be renewed for one year provided that the recipient:

(1) continues to be registered full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in any Master of Science degree program delivered by a Department in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences;
(2) has maintained a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study;
(3) has received a satisfactory progress report from the his/her graduate supervisor.

Applicants will be required to submit an application which will consist of a one-page (maximum 500 words) description of their proposed or ongoing research and a letter of support from their Academic Advisor. Applications will be solicited in May, and the recipient will be announced by late June. The Fellowship will be tenable in the fall session following the announcement of the recipient.

Only one recipient may hold the Fellowship at any one time. Recipients may hold the Orval G. Caldwell and H. Ruth Gardner Caldwell Fellowship in Sustainable Agriculture/Agroecology concurrently with any other awards, consistent with policies in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Candidates will be assessed as follows: record of academic achievement (50%), research statement (30%), letter of support (20%).
The selection committee will be named by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate).

Est. Senate, May 14, 2008
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To be eligible for this scholarship, please submit the application form and all other application documents by the deadline.

Please download the application form from "Supporting Files" below.

Deadline to apply: January 17, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m.
Entrance:
No
Award Type:
Fellowship
Application Required:
Yes
Close Date:
2017-04-21

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