Number of scholarships to award
- tuition fee reduction
The Arrell Food Institute Scholarships are available to doctoral and masters level students to support research focused on agriculture and food.
$50,000/year for up to four years for Doctoral students, up to two years for Masters students. (3 equal payments per year, at the beginning of each semester for the duration of the award.
- In the event that either due date falls on a weekend, the deadline will become the working day (normally Monday) immediately following the deadline date.
- Selection will be based on: outstanding academic achievement; relevance of proposed research and personal motivation to the vision of the Arrell Food Institute; commitment to non-specialist engagement, as demonstrated in the CV; and the interview with the scholarship selection committee.
- Other conditions of this award include: award recipients will be expected need to register for UNIV*6050 in their first year or commit to an equivalent experiential learning opportunity. In second years and onwards, recipients will be expected to contribute an equivalent amount of time to collaborative projects with AFI and other Scholars; award recipients must maintain satisfactory progress in their graduate program; in all circumstances, clear, mutually agreed expectations between the recipient and their supervisor are optimal for the scholar’s success; a change in supervisor will be considered, subject to the agreement of the new supervisor, the graduate chair(s) in the relevant department(s) and the AFI Director; recipients of the Arrell Food Institute Scholarships will be known as the Arrell Scholars; and parental leave or other caring responsibilities will be considered under the normal terms offered by the University of Guelph;
Study experience required
Submit an application for admission to an eligible University of Guelph Graduate program by February 28, and a complete application (includes: statement of research and personal motivation; letter of support from prospective Guelph supervisor; and a CV) are due to the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies by March 5 annually.