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The Robin Rigby Trust

The Robin Rigby Trust was established in 2008 to support individuals undertaking small-scale and short-term collaborative research projects to better understand and implement sustainable development in coastal areas. Specifically, the Robin Rigby Trust provides support to students and recent graduates in two categories:

  1. Canadians travelling overseas
  2. non-Canadians travelling to Atlantic Canada.

In both cases, the focus must be to undertake coastal research that involves collaboration with coastal communities, coastal research organizations, and/or coastal focused non-governmental organizations.

Projects should aim to achieve one or more of the following:

  1. improve our understanding of coastal ecosystems and the value of their biodiversity and conservation
  2. address coastal environmental and resource management problems
  3. develop coastal areas responsibly; and/or
  4. improve the livelihoods of those living along the coast

For a full copy of the Call for Proposals including eligibility criteria and application information please e-mail robinrigbytrust@smu.ca 

Deadline: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013