Ankney Waterfowl and Wetlands Graduate Research Scholarship

Publish Date: Feb 18, 2016

Deadline: Mar 01, 2016

The Dave Ankney & Sandi Johnson Waterfowl and Wetlands Graduate Research Scholarship

The award is named “The Dave Ankney & Sandi Johnson Waterfowl and Wetlands Graduate Research Scholarship”, but may be abbreviated to the “Ankney Award”. This award honors the memory of Dave and his incredible contributions to waterfowl and wetland research as well as the unending support of his wife Sandi.


The scholarship will be awarded to students studying any aspect of wildlife ecology or management in North America, with special emphasis on projects focused on wetlands, waterfowl or other game birds. The Award may be used for any research expense other than to pay a stipend for the recipient.

Frequency and Amount

Two awards of $2,000 (adjusted over time for inflation) will be made per year, to be paid directly to the academic supervisors of the successful recipients. The amounts awarded annually will depend on the interest accrued on the endowment and annual contributions. One award will be presented annually to a PhD Candidate and one to a MSc Candidate.


Applicants must submit a resume, two letters of reference from persons qualified to assess the candidate, and a research proposal (Maximum 5 pages) which should include purpose and importance of the study, methods, and a budget outlining total costs and other sources of funding received or applied for. All of these files should be combined as ONE PDF and e-mailed to Pat Kehoe: Deadline for receipt of applications is 1 March, award decisions will be made by 1 April and checks will be mailed by 1 May.


The Delta Waterfowl Foundation will administer the scholarship, within an endowment, and an ad hoc committee, comprised of representatives from Canadian and American government and non-government organizations, will select the recipients. Members of the Selection Committee will score each applicant/project based on the background of the candidate, the merit and importance of the project and the probability of successful completion.

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