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OFAH Student Research Grants

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) research grant application is closed for 2019.  Thank you to all of the applicants and listed below are the grant recipients.   The OFAH and partners award three 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 three  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 Toronto Sportsmen’s Show/OFAH Zone H Fisheries Research Grant – $4,000

 

When is the application deadline?

TBD 2020

 

When and where will the grants be awarded?

Successful applicants will be notified through email.

 

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.

 

Winners of the 2019 OFAH Student Research Grants

 

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

Kelly McLean

Effects of commercial forestry on the distribution and productivity of American black ducks

 

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

McKenna Elsasser

Weaving Indigenous knowledge and western science methods to investigate moose decline

 

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

Karl Weise

Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) seasonal habitat selection and detection in Haliburton County, ON

 

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

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

 

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

The OFAH/Fitzsimons Financial Fish & Wildlife Conservation Internship is an exciting early-career opportunity to work with the OFAH’s fish and wildlife professionals on a range of policy and conservation program projects.  Previous OFAH interns have gone on to undertake graduate degrees and/or work with provincial agencies and the OFAH.