GRÉEA Graduate student scholarship competition (2021/22) | Deadline: September, 15

The Research Group in Environmental and Animal Ethics (GRÉEA) is pleased to announce its first 2021/22 graduate student scholarship competition.

One scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded for the academic year 2021/22 to a graduate student (Master’s or PhD level) who is supervised by a regular member of GRÉEA and whose work connects with one or more of the following topics:

  • Fundamental normative issues in animal ethics and/or environmental ethics;
  • Practical issues related to our relationship to non-human animals and nature;
  • Scientific knowledge and epistemological approaches that can help to elucidate our relationship with non-human entities.

The recipient of the scholarship is expected to participate in GRÉEA’s activities and to help in the organization of student events. The student will have the opportunity to organize activities related to GRÉEA’s research axes with logistical and financial support from GRÉEA (subject to approval of GRÉEA’s executive committee) and to have a desk at the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) on the campus of Université de Montréal, subject to availability.

How to apply

Documents to provide:

  • Completed application form to download here
  • a cover letter (max. 1,000 words);
  • a summary of the research project (max. 1,000 words);
  • transcripts for graduate studies (optional: certificates of maternity leave, sick leave or of other exceptional circumstances relevant to the application can be provided at the discretion of the candidates);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • two letters of recommendation directly sent by email by the referees (NB: referees may include members of GRÉEA)

Except for the letters of recommendation, applicants must sent all their documents in one single PDF file to Ely Mermans ( before September 15, 2021, midnight (EDT). Applications can be submitted in English or in French.

Evaluation of the applications and publication of the result

Among equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to applicants from minority groups and to those applicants whose research projects have received less funding.

We strongly encourage proposals from women, black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and/or people with disabilities.

The recipient of the scholarship will be notified mid-October 2021.

GRÉEA acknowledges that its main activities are held on unceded First Nations’ territories in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal.