2022 Funding Opportunities

Friday, January 21, 2022

Explore these funding opportunities and apply before their deadlines in January - February 2022. 

Hugh Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship - C$40,000 Graduate Student Fellowship opportunity

The Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship, valued at $40,000, is open to any graduate student studying in Canada who is working in a field related to earth, geosciences, environment, alternative energy, water, climate change, sustainability, or to the social impact, social sciences or design sciences related to these areas, and is designed to provide a unique experiential travel program designed by the student.  Full details of the Fellowship opportunity can be found at the Kimberley Foundation website at https://kimberley-foundation.org/hugh-morris-fellowship/.

Fellowship application forms are available on our website. The deadline for receipt of online applications is 11:59 pm PST on February 15, 2022.

You can also learn about the amazing fellowship journeys currently unfolded and previously supported on our website at https://kimberley-foundation.org/hugh-morris-fellowship/recipients-2/ .

For your information, the Kimberley Foundation is a national charitable not-for-profit organization registered in the Province of British Columbia whose aim to is to support unique, self-directed learning experiences that will help change the world.

Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Launch 2022

The Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) offers 5 scholarships annually available to graduate students whose programs of study focus upon applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources. In this 2021-2022 application year the CWRA will be introducing a sixth scholarship, the Golder Scholarship for Indigenous Students in Water. All six scholarships are awarded through a single application process. Selection of the award recipients is based on the overall ranking of the applications. 

Break down of individual scholarships

  1. Dillon Consulting Scholarship - $5,000: - This premier scholarship will be awarded to the highest ranked of all applicants. Funding is provided by Dillon Consulting Limited on an annual basis.
  2. Golder Scholarship for Indigenous Students in Water - $2,000: - Awarded to the highest ranked Indigenous applicant who has not already been awarded a higher-ranking scholarship. Funding for the 2022 scholarship has been provided by Golder Associates.
  3. Harker/Cameron - Women in Water Scholarship - $2,000: - Awarded to the highest ranked female applicant who has not already been awarded a higher-ranking scholarship. This scholarship is presented to recognize the ongoing legacy of Jennifer Harker and Valerie Cameron.
  4. Rick Ross Student Scholarship - $2,000: - Awarded to the highest ranked of all applicants who has not already been awarded a higher-ranking scholarship. This scholarship is presented to recognize the ongoing legacy of Rick Ross.
  5. Ken Thomson Scholarship - $2,000: - Awarded to the highest ranked of all applicants who has not already been awarded a higher-ranking scholarship. This scholarship is presented to honour the legacy of the late Ken Thomson.
  6. CWRA Memorial Scholarship - $1,500: - Awarded to the highest ranked of all applicants who has not already been awarded a higher-ranking scholarship. This scholarship represents a tribute to CWRA members through their colleagues’ donations.

New for this year

  • Eligible applicants must now apply directly to the CWRA using their online application form. Reference letters and transcripts must be submitted directly to CWRA as well. There is no longer any institutional adjudication.
  • CWRA will now award a sixth scholarship to an Indigenous graduate student.


February 14, 2022 – Application submission deadline

Application Requirements

Students should visit the CWRA website for all application package requirements as well as the application form.


The CWRA offers five scholarships annually ranging in value between $1,500 to $5,000.


  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents attending a Canadian university or college, enrolled in full-time graduate studies in any department in both fall and winter terms of the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Applicants must be graduate students whose research-based program of study focuses on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources.
  • To be considered for the Golder Scholarship for Indigenous Students in Water, the applicant must self-identify as an Indigenous student on the application form. Prior to the awarding of this scholarship, the successful applicant will be contacted by the CWRA to provide documentation of, or a description of, their Indigenous heritage. CWRA understands that Indigenous ancestry can be difficult to document, and if necessary, various forms of confirmation will be considered.
  • To be considered for the Harker/Cameron Women in Water Scholarship, applicants must self-identify as a woman on the application form.
  • Prior to the awarding of each of the six scholarships, successful applicants will be contacted by the CWRA and asked to provide documentation of their Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.

Questions about the application process should be sent to the CWRA Scholarship Chair via email: scholarships@cwra.org

Science Exposed Scholarship by NSERC

NSERC -PromoScience has launched Science Exposed.  The Science Exposed image contest challenges research groups or individuals to tell science stories through vibrant and exciting images.  The goal of Science Exposed is to help foster a science culture in Canada by capturing vibrant research images that showcase the work of our talented research community.  These images will help the Canadian population better understand and see, through the same lens as our scientist and engineers, the work that is being done behind the sciences. 

Eligibility: You can apply as an individual or as a group.  You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or foreign student living in Canada and enrolled at a Canadian institution.  Submit only one image to the contest. 

Application: Your image must be directly related to your research and provide a written description of your image.  Images must be submitted with a three-part description   1) write a catchy title 2) explain your research 3) explain your technique.  See link for further details https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ScienceExposed-PreuveParLimage/how_do_i_win-comment_gagner_eng.asp  

Deadline: Submit online by January 24, 2022

Prizes: Jury Prizes (x3) $2,000, People’s Choice $2,000

Rain It In 2022 Student Competition

Registration is now open for Rain It In's winter 2022 student competition! 

Competition Overview:

Rain It In is a Canadian non-profit and annual competition that challenges post-secondary students to create innovative solutions that will mitigate the impacts of intense rainfall events and flooding. The 4th annual competition will be hosted in partnership with the Town of Ajax, who will be providing a “real-world” example of how municipalities are identifying the need to proactively address flooding risks.

The competition will be facilitated virtually from January-April, 2022 and registration is open to students studying at a Canadian college or university.

As climate change is a multi-sectoral problem, it is  recommend that participants build diversified teams across various programs to gain different perspectives and skills useful for developing a successful solution. It is strongly encourage student teams to work with mentors from their institution’s internal incubator or accelerator programs.

2022 Timeline:

  • Registration closes January 23rd, 2022
  • Informational Webinar, January 27th, 2022
  • Mentorship Workshop, February 10th, 2022
  • Skills Development Workshop, March 3rd, 2022
  • Project Pitches, March 31st, 2022

Why Participate?

Rain It In provides a unique experiential learning opportunity for students where they can take the knowledge and skills they are developing through their education and apply it to a real-world problem affecting our communities. 

Through the mentorship program within the turnkey offering, students can network with industry professionals and learn about different career paths in the water space. The competition is also a great extracurricular activity that can help students develop technical and transferable skills and participation can be added to a resume to help students stand out from other candidates when applying to jobs.

After the competition, Rain It In will assist students interested in pursuing the development of their solutions by connecting them with resources, mentors, and programs. In supporting students with the transition from ideas to entrepreneurship and product commercialization, Rain It In creates new career opportunities and ultimately implementing solutions that will positively impact our communities and the environment.

Please visit www.rainitinsc.com to learn more or feel free to contact me if you have any questions.