David Suzuki Fellowships

Updated March 2018: The current application period for this opportunity is now closed. Please check back at a later time for infomation about the next competition.

The David Suzuki Fellowship program empowers emerging scholars to tackle complex environmental problems. It reduces financial barriers, provides mentorship and fosters leadership and creativity so fellows can conduct research and engage and inform the public and policy-makers.


Three fellowships are available. Each will be for one year and will consist of:

  • A $50,000 stipend, plus up to $5,000 for travel and other professional expenses
  • Mentorship from David Suzuki Foundation senior staff
  • Access to office space at any Foundation office

Three fellows from different disciplines will work together to find climate change solutions to accelerate Canada’s transition to a low-carbon future:

  • Climate Change Communications: The fellow will focus on how climate change communications can ignite the movement toward a lower-carbon future. Research may include (but is not limited to) storytelling, public engagement, social impact, media and digital strategy, and the psychology of communications. Candidates from all disciplines may apply. You must have a PhD to be eligible.
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change: The fellow will work to integrate traditional Indigenous knowledge into climate change solutions. Candidates from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. You must be an Indigenous person (First Nation, Inuit or Métis) with a bachelor’s degree to be eligible.
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Cities: The fellow will research climate change adaptation and the development of sustainable cities. Focus areas may include natural infrastructure, innovative sustainable technologies (such as phytotechnologies) and/or public policy. Candidates from all disciplines are eligible to apply. You must be bilingual (French and English) and have a PhD to be eligible.


Application Procedures

Please visit the David Suzuki Foundation website for application procedures. 

Eligibility Summary

Please visit the David Suzuki Foundation website for eligibility information. 

Evaluation Criteria

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Annual Value

$50,000 CAD