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OFAH Student Research Grants

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) research grant application process is now closed for 2017.  Thanks to all who took the time to submit their research projects for consideration.  The OFAH will be reviewing the research submissions and awarding grants by mid-March, 2017.  THe OFAH and partners offer four different grants worth $4,000 each to university students researching fish and wildlife topics that are helping to improve resource management.  The OFAH uses a science-based approach to our advocacy in fish and wildlife management.

Who can apply?

Any graduate or post-graduate student currently researching a fish and wildlife topic, and whose findings would benefit Ontario’s fish and/or wildlife management.

What is being offered?

There are four separate research grants of $4,000 each to be awarded:

  1. The OFAH/ Dave Ankney/ Sandi Johnson Award for Avian Ecology – $4,000
  2. The OFAH Zone G/ Oakville & District Rod & Gun Club Wildlife Research Grant – $4,000
  3. The OFAH St. Catharine’s Game and Fish Association and Conservation Club of West Lincoln Fisheries Research Grant- $4,000
  4. The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show/OFAH Zone H Fisheries Research Grant – $4,000

When is the application deadline?

Friday, January 6, 2017 at midnight

When and where will the grants be awarded?

Successful applicants will be notified through email, and asked to attend the 2017 OFAH Annual Conference to receive their research grant and provide a brief summary of their research.

Why does the OFAH and its partners offer research grants?

The OFAH is committed to supporting students and their research, which provides the science needed to inform and support sound fish and wildlife conservation management in Ontario.

Examples of research awarded in the past (view student research grant videos from OFAH conferences)

Winners of the 2016 OFAH Student Research Grants

The Dave Ankney & Sandi Johnson Award for Avian Ecology – $4,000

Crystal Kelly

Genetic Analysis and Management of Sandhill Cranes in Ontario

 

The OFAH Zone G/ Oakville & District Rod & Gun Club Wildlife Research Grant – $4,000

Meredith Purcell

Moose Genome Project: a phylogeographic and landscape genomic assessment of North American moose (Alces alces)

 

The OFAH/St. Catharine¹s Game and Fish Association and Conservation Club of West Lincoln Wildlife Research Grant- $4,000

Amanda MacDonald

Health Assessment of Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) in Ontario

 

The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show/OFAH Zone H Fisheries Research Grant – $4,000

Lindsey Boyd

Assessing the Status and Trends of Sportfish Populations in Coastal Wetlands of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.

 

In addition to the grants above, we also offer the following opportunities.

The OFAH/BrokerLink Fish and Wildlife Conservation Internship

The OFAH/Mike Reader/Toronto Sportsmen’s Show/Fleming College Scholarship