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HBN Hynes Grad Student Scholarship - deadline Oct 9

Posted by Michelle Gray   |   September 21, 2015

2015 H.B.N. Hynes Scholarship - deadline for submission Oct 9/15

Value: $1000

The scholarship is named in honour of Dr. H.B. Noel Hynes who is known as the "the father of running water ecology". The most renowned of freshwater biologists, Dr. Hynes wrote the first comprehensive running waters text book, "The Ecology of Running Waters" following his book on "The Biology of Polluted Waters".

He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1978, he was a Fellow of the Institute of Biology and the American Society for the Advancement of Science, Distinguished Emeritus Professor (Waterloo), and he held Honourary Degrees at Universities of London, Waterloo, and New Brunswick.

Among his awards are the Canadian Centenary Medal (1967), the Colonel Hilary Jolly Award of the Australian Society of Limnology (1985), the Award of Excellence from the North American Benthological Society (1988), and the Naumann-Thienemann Medal (1998) the highest award afforded an aquatic biologist by the Societas Internationalis Limnologiciae.

Application process and timeline

An application cover letter (a maximum of 500 characters, standard business format, highlighting why your application should be considered) - evaluated at 25%
Your proposed or completed research (summary 3 pages maximum) describing how your research project and program support the objectives of the Canadian Rivers Institute and how they link to the works of Noel Hynes - evaluated at 60%
A CV (2 pages maximum) - evaluated at 15%
Submissions must include all of the above. They will be evaluated by a committee of the CRI Management Board and Emeritus and Honorary Science Directors.

Who can apply?

CRI Graduate Students. The application process alternates annually between MSc and PhD student applications - the 2015 competition is for MSc students.
Please submit your completed application to in PDF no later than 5pm Atlantic time October 9, 2015.

Award announcement:  The successful recipient will be announced during CRI Days.

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