Call for applications – Graduate student scholarship in environmental and animal ethics, GRÉEA – September 30

Dead-line: Monday 30th of September 2019

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

One scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded for the academic year 2019-2020 to a graduate student (Master’s or PhD level) who is supervised by a member of GRÉEA (a list of members can be found at and works on environmental and/or animal ethics, or on issues related to these research areas, with regards to at least one of the three following research axes:

  1. Fundamental normative issues of animal ethics and environmental ethics;
  2. Practical issues related to our relationship to non-human animals and nature;
  3. 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 the GRÉEA’s annual conference, which will be held in May/June 2020. 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 by 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 the availability of space.

GRÉEA’s mission

GRÉEA is an interuniversity and interdisciplinary research group in environmental and animal ethics associated with the CRÉ and based in Montreal.

GRÉEA’s primary aim is to promote exchange and collaborative work between researchers (professors/teachers in university/CEGEP, post-doc students, etc.) and graduate students (Master’s and PhD) who work in environmental and/or animal ethics, or on related issues. GRÉEA also aims to make environmental and animal ethics research more visible and accessible, both in French and English, to academics as well as the general public. GRÉEA’s members are committed to ensuring that their research will have a tangible impact on society and share the conviction that it is necessary to question anthropocentric approaches in order to better protect non-human animals and the environment. For more information:

How to apply

Documents to provide:

  • Completed application form to download EN/FR
  • a cover letter (max. 2 pages);
  • 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 situations that might help to evaluate the transcripts can be provided at the discretion of the candidates);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • two letters of recommendation directly sent by email by the referees.

The documents and the letters of recommendation must be sent in pdf format to Sophia Rousseau-Mermans ( by Monday, September 30th 2019. If receipt of your application is not confirmed within 72 hours, please notify Sophia Rousseau-Mermans by email by October 2nd.

We strongly encourage applications from women, indigenous persons, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and/or persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities. Please note that applicants can, and are encouraged to, specify minority status on the application form but that it is by no means obligatory.

Evaluation of the applications and publication of the result

The recipient of the scholarship will be notified by the end of October 2019. The recipient’s name will be made public on GRÉEA’s website (

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

GRÉEA acknowledges that its main activities are held on unceded First Nations’ territories in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal which is historically known as a meeting place for many First Nations.

Documents to download

Call for applications EN/FR
Application form EN/FR