Hugh Morris Fellowship

Hugh Morris Fellowship

Journey. Transform. Lead.

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.

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.

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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