Hugh Morris Fellowship

Hugh Morris Fellowship

Journey. Transform. Lead.

Breaking News: Timelines determined for 2019/202o competition. Portal will open September 15, 2019. Applications will be due January 31, 2020 [11:59 PST]. Thinking about applying, see the great advice provided by former Fellows here.

About the Fellowship

The Hugh Morris Fellowship supports a graduate student at a Canadian University to undertake a program of self-guided travel and experiential learning for studies related to earth, geology, environment, water, alternative energy, climate change, sustainability, or the social impact, social sciences or design sciences concerned with earth, sustainability or environmental issues. The Foundation will privilege learning programs that seek to ultimately contribute to global sustainability or lead to significant social impact.

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Student Type: Masters and PhD Students

Funding Amount: Up to a maximum of $40,000 Cdn.

The 2019 Application Portal is now closed. The portal will reopen September 15, 2019 for next year’s fellowships. Applications will be due January 31, 2020.

Fellow Testimonials

“My experience as a Hugh C. Morris Fellow was highly beneficial to me, both professionally and personally. I was exposed to a wide range of cutting edge science around the world that will directly impact the quality of my work and hopefully allow me to contribute meaningfully to geothermal energy development in Canada. The experience also helped me to grow as a person, pushing me well beyond my comfort zone as I collaborated with new people in unfamiliar places. This was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will be drawing on for guidance and inspiration for many years to come.” – Theron Finley, University of Alberta, 2018 HCM Fellow

“The Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship is an incredible tool for self-empowerment and professional development for those wanting to have a life and career-changing experience that will help them create a positive change in their field of study.” – Neil Fernandes, Queen’s University, 2018 HCM Fellow

Origins of the Fellowship

Born in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) in 1932, Hugh Morris was a renowned geologist, philanthropist, industry leader, and science supporter. While studying in South Africa in the early 1950’s, Hugh was awarded the Chamber of Mines Gold Medal and Travelling Research Scholarship, which enabled him to travel across North America. On that trip, he visited more than 65% of the continent’s mines and leading research institutions, an experience that profoundly shaped his future.  The Hugh Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship has been created to honour his legacy and inspire the next generation to begin their journey. Where will your journey take you?


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