The Centre provides scholarships that recognize the contribution of David Emerson, Wallace McCain and Purdy Crawford as past Chairs of the Maple Leaf Foods’ Board of Directors. Three scholarships are distributed each year for three years, beginning in the 2020/2021 academic year, to support research that advances a better understanding of food insecurity in Canada. They support master or PhD students who propose to pursue research that contributes to the body of knowledge on food insecurity, including determinants, risk factors, impacts and the efficacy of potential interventions such as programs, policies and market instruments.
The application period for the 2021/2022 academic year will open in November 2020 and applications will be due by February 12th 2021. Scholarships will be awarded in May 2021.
Three $15,000 scholarships will be awarded each year for research spanning up to two years in length. A call for proposals will be issued in November for the following academic year. The Research Sub-Committee of the Centre’s Board reviews all applications and makes recommendations to the Centre’s Board for approval.
For applicants to be considered, they must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Candidates will be selected based on their academic preparedness, match of research to the Centre’s goal, and quality of the submission, including feasibility, methodological rigor, and potential contribution of the findings to the body of knowledge on food insecurity in Canada (such as determinants, risk factors, impacts, and interventions).
Full proposals are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Scholarship in Food Security” no later than 11:59 PM [EST] on February 12th, 2021. For research supervisors who are emailing a reference letter directly to us, please include the full name of the candidate in the title of the letter.
Upon completion of the research, the following will be required of scholarship recipients:
Students may be invited to present their research to the Centre partners and/or Board.