Scholarship in Environment and Sustainability

The Scholarship was established as part of a generous donation of a friend (the Donor) of the University of Ottawa to assist the University’s commitment to supporting the goals of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. The Academy is an international network of law faculties and environmental law research centers with the common aim to actively engage in teaching and research in environmental law, whether at the local, national, regional or international level. The Secretariat of the Academy is located at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa.

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Level of scholarship - Master’s or Doctoral students

The Scholarship will be available for one year to a master’s student or for two one-year periods for a doctoral student pursuing graduate studies at the University of Ottawa (not restricted to Law). The Scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the Donor’s non-exclusive preference that the Scholarship be used to support students from developing countries and from member institutions of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (for a list of member institutions, please consult the Academy’s website:

Eligibility criteria

The applicant must demonstrate academic excellence and propose a suitable area of study that is generally consistent with the aims and objectives of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.

Application procedure

Applications must be sent to the Manager, Faculty Development, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section and include:

  1. A copy of the applicant’s academic transcript.
  2. A copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae.
  3. Two (2) typed letters of support from academic sources.
  4. A letter from the applicant addressed to the Selection Committee and detailing the proposed program of study (research paper or thesis).

Application contact
Jason Murray
Manager, Faculty Development
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
57 Louis-Pasteur
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
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Application deadline: March 1, 2012

Why Study at the University of Ottawa?

The University of Ottawa is located within walking distance from the Canadian Parliament and the Supreme Court of Canada in Canada’s dynamic capital city. As one of Canada’s largest law schools, the University of Ottawa offers a diverse curriculum, including environmental law, international law, and social justice. The Faculty has a full-service program in Common Law and Civil Law.

The Faculty has a significant group of environmental law professors teaching in English and in French, in both Common Law and Civil Law. A wide variety of core and complimentary courses are offered. Members of the environmental law group have experience as public interest litigators, as policy advisors, in-house counsel, and as academic advisors and researchers both domestically within Ontario and Canada, as well as internationally.