Air quality research funding
Funding is available through the Robert Caton and David Bates 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 B.C. View the 2020/21 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.
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.
- Application form for the Robert Caton and David Bates Scholarships (PDF, 161KB)
- The deadline for 2020/21 applications was November 30, 2020. Information on 2021/22 applications will be posted in October 2021
- At the discretion of the selection committee, the Robert Caton and David Bates Scholarships may be a single award or two separate awards to a total of at least $4,000. The minimum value of the scholarship will be $2,000
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, 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 B.C. communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative initiatives.
- For more information, see the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship Fund page.