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Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship

The Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship will be awarded to a master's or doctoral student who exhibits excellence in research and seeks to further their knowledge through a program of experiential learning.

The Fellowship is inspired by the life experiences of Dr. Hugh C. Morris who was awarded a fellowship in the late 1950s that enabled him to travel to, and learn from, more than 65% of all mines in North America while undertaking his doctoral training at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Following the Gold Medal model, the Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship is intended to provide a program of travel that includes visits to communities, industry facilities and/or research laboratories which, taken together, will shape the future life-course of the award recipient and his or her contributions to the field.

Full details can be found at the Kimberley Foundation, external link.

Up to a maximum of $40,000.

Application forms are available on the Kimberly Foundation website. The deadline for receipt of online applications is February 15, 2022.

The Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship is open to any masters or doctoral student (domestic or international) registered at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

The Foundation will privilege applications that strive to pursue experiential learning programs that ultimately will enable the applicant to positively contribute toward global environmental sustainability or which will position them to pursue a future leading to significant societal impact.
Students eligible to apply to the Fellowship must be studying in one of the below listed fields.

  • earth or geological sciences
  • water sciences
  • alternative energy sciences
  • climate change
  • sustainability
  • environmental studies, including either life, design, or engineering sciences
  • social impact assessment of any of the above areas
  • social sciences concerned with any of the above areas, or
  • design sciences concerned with any of the above areas

A completed application will consist of the following items:

  • A written proposal of the planned Experiential Learning Program (please download and complete the ELP Description form)
  • A Proposed Budget including statement of contributions (cash and/or in-kind, if any) from participating entities in the proposed ELP (please download and complete the budget application form)
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • 2 written references from academic supervisors (which the applicant must arrange to be sent to the Kimberley Foundation)
  • A written Letter of Support / Invitation from each organization, research laboratory, site visit entity, and any participating government or community partners identified in the proposed Experiential Learning Program.

All applications are accepted and considered in confidence.