Air Quality Research Funding


Funding is available through the Robert Caton, David Bates and CLEAR Fund Scholarships, to support graduate-level students with high ideals, demonstrated interest in studies relating to atmospheric sciences, air quality and health or policy, and specific goals leading to future work in that field. The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health provides additional funding to support research that will help indigenous and non-indigenous communities to improve air quality, environmental health or environmental sustainability in BC. View the 2016 scholarship winners, or view scholarship winners from previous years.

Robert Caton Scholarship

The Robert Caton Scholarship was established in 2004 to honour the memory of Dr. Robert Brent Caton, a scholar, entrepreneur and expert in the field of air quality, atmospheric emissions, environmental management and policy. An amount of $2,000 was available for the Robert Caton Scholarship in 2016.

David Bates Scholarship

The David Bates Scholarship was established in 2008 to honour the memory of Dr. David Vincent Bates, who was one of the foremost international authorities on the health effects of air pollution. An amount of $2,000 was available for the David Bates Scholarship in 2016.

CLEAR Fund Scholarship

Depending on funding, an additional scholarship provided through the Clean Air Research Fund (CLEAR) may be awarded in recognition of those students involved in air quality research that furthers the primary goal of the Fund: to acquire new knowledge in order to help understand and solve air quality management issues in B.C. Those who apply to the Robert Caton and David Bates Scholarship would also be considered for the CLEAR Fund Scholarship.

Note: There was no CLEAR Fund Scholarship offered in 2016.

Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health was established in 2016 to honour the memory of Elizabeth Henry and her many contributions to the Fraser Basin Council and to communities across British Columbia. Elizabeth exhibited high ethical standards and integrity in her work, and she was committed to promoting dialogue and respectful collaboration among diverse stakeholders. Funded by the Fraser Basin Council, the BC CLEAR Fund, and by many friends, family members and colleagues who wish to remember Elizabeth and her work, an annual award of $2,000 will be provided to a graduate student working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative initiatives.