OFAH Student Research Grants
The OFAH and partners award three different grants worth $4000 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 university 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:
- The OFAH/ Dave Ankney/ Sandi Johnson Award for Avian Ecology – $4,000
- The OFAH Zone G Wildlife Research Grant – $4,000
- The OFAH Zone H Fisheries Research Grant – $4,000
When is the application deadline?
Friday February 12, 2021
When and where will the grants be awarded?
Successful applicants will be notified through email
Submissions will be evaluated for scientific merit, relevance to OFAH Fish and Wildlife management, budget and overall quality of application
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. Preference will be given to projects utilizing the funds for equipment and field support.
How do I apply?
Winners of the 2020 OFAH Student Research Grants
OFAH/Toronto Sportsmen’s Show/OFAH Zone H Fisheries Research Grant
School: University of Windsor
OFAH/OFAH Zone G/Oakville & District Rod & Gun Club
School: University of Guelph
OFAH/Dave Ankney Sandi Johnson Award for Avian Ecology
School: Western University
Examples of research awarded in the past (view student research grant videos from OFAH conferences)
In addition to the grants above, we also offer the following opportunities.
The OFAH/Fitzsimons Financial Fish & Wildlife Conservation Internship and the OFAH/BrokerLink Fish and 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.