John G. Bene Fellowship


Likely in July 2024

Annual Value

up to $15,000


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


Trees and People: Resilience in a changing climate – John G. Bene Fellowship 2020

Funded by the Bene Endowment and IDRC, the Bene fellowship is offered annually to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Candidates should have an academic background that combines an interest in forests with social sciences (e.g., forestry/agroforestry/natural resources management/environmental sciences/climate science).

The fellowship is intended to fund the costs of field research conducted in one or more countries of the Global South.  The Global South is defined as Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Far Eastern Asia, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Oceania. The fellowship faciliates field research on the relationship between forest resources and the social, economic, cultural, and environmental welfare of people in developing countries, particularly in the face of changing climate conditions. The successful candidate will propose research that benefits less privileged people in developing countries, aiming to increase the resilience of individuals and forest communities facing difficult contexts and challenges. Note that work focused on genomics and/or genetic modification is not eligible.


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