OFAH Student Research Grants
Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunter (OFAH) Student Research Grants. The OFAH and grant partners are offering three grant opportunities worth $4,000 each to university students researching fish and wildlife topics that are focused on helping to improve resource management.
The following grants will be offered in 2019:
• The OFAH Dave Ankney/ Sandi Johnson Award for Avian Ecology – $4,000
• The OFAH Zone G/ Oakville & District Rod & Gun Club Wildlife Research Grant – $4,000
• The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show/OFAH Zone H Fisheries Research Grant – $4,000
Students have until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2019 to complete their application online at www.ofah.org/grants.
Shimano / Outdoor Caucus Scholarships
Shimano Canada and the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus of Canada have partnered to fund scholarships for 10 post-secondary students committed to advancing their education in fish and wildlife management or research science. To be eligible for the $3,000 Canadian scholarship for the 2018-19 school year, the recipient must be enrolled in a fish and wildlife sciences major in an accredited academic institution in Canada or the U.S. The award can be used for tuition, textbooks, or living expenses.
“We are pleased to partner with the all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus in offering these scholarships to students who are active anglers and participants in our outdoor heritage activities,” said Phil Morlock, vice president, government affairs/advocacy for Shimano North American and Shimano Canada. “Anglers have always been leaders in natural resource conservation and we need more of them to enter the professional fields of fish and wildlife management and sciences.”
“As Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus, I understand the importance of conservation as it applies to our outdoor heritage activities,” said Member of Parliament Bob Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies). “As hunters, anglers, and sport shooters, we know that it’s important to teach successive generations why conservation is so crucial. I’m very honoured to be a part of this important initiative.”
Students have until November 2, 2018 to apply. Successful applicants will be notified by November 21, 2018 and will be invited to a presentation ceremony in Ottawa with the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus and Shimano Canada. The application can be downloaded at www.keepcanadafishing.com.