The rare Charitable Research Reserve has partnered with the RBC Blue
Water Project to financially assist students in pursuit of higher
education as they tackle important water-related issues. The Scholarship
will allow students to study in a relatively undisturbed, yet highly
accessible site.  The monetary award will help ensure successful
candidates have the necessary resources to conduct and report on their
research at rare.  It will also allow the student to give an oral
presentation at a conference in their discipline.

APPLY TODAY for the 2015 Scholarship!
-Canadian or International graduate student who will conduct field
research on the rare Charitable Research Reserve property between May
2015 and April 2016.
-Research is water-related, and could include, but is not limited to,
research in aquatic biodiversity, climate change, drought, hydrology,
rivers, wetlands, riparian zones, groundwater, impacts of agriculture,
industry, urbanization on water quality, water management issues.

Applications can be submitted until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22nd,

The rare Charitable Research Reserve is a 900+ acre property in
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada at the confluence of the Grand and the Speed
Rivers.  The goal of rare is to protect this environmentally sensitive
landscape intact, in perpetuity, and to promote the use of the property
for research and education.  The property includes a broad range of
water-related habitats including riparian zones, three cold-water
creeks, a variety of wetlands, 8km of shoreline along the Grand River,
and floodplain. Additionally, we work collaboratively with researchers
to undertake manipulative studies on the land. Accommodations and lab
space are available.

For information on submission details, visit

If you have any further questions or you would like a tour of the
reserve, please contact Jenna Quinn at