Call for applications: Julien Hivon scholarship in animal ethics – deadline: June 15, 2020

Applications can be submitted in English or in French.
Please, note, that the contact information has been changed.

The Research Group in Environmental and Animal Ethics (GRÉEA) is pleased to announce a graduate student scholarship competition in animal ethics (“Julien Hivon scholarship”), following a donation by Julien Hivon. One scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded for the academic year 2020-2021 to a graduate student (Master’s or PhD level) who is affiliated with a university in the Montreal area and works on animal ethics, broadly construed. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate a capacity to communicate their research findings to the general public and/or to utilize their research to pursue societal change on behalf of non-human animals.

The recipient of the scholarship is expected to participate in GRÉEA’s activities. 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.

How to apply

Documents to provide:

  • Completed application form to download here
  • a cover letter (max. 1,000 words);
  • a summary of the applicant’s research project (max. 1,000 words);
  • a statement about the applicant’s knowledge translation activities and/or relevant community activities (max. 1,000 words, optional);
  • 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 (referees can, but need not be, members of GRÉEA.)

The documents and the letters of recommendation must be sent in pdf format to Ely Mermans ( by June 15, 2020. If receipt of your application is not confirmed within 72 hours, please notify it to this same email address.

We strongly encourage applications from women, indigenous persons, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, 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 July 2020. 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.