Cecil and Kathleen Morrow Scholarship

Most Recent Award Value: $2500

IOF awards this as a travel research scholarship to the student making the best academic proposal for travel for research work using techniques developed at the Instutute. Preference will normally be given to work involving international travel.

Proposals should be no longer than 1,000 words. Submit email proposal to office@oceans.ubc.ca.

Proposal submission deadline is April 15 of each year.

The money will be paid as a lump sum by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. No budget is required in the proposal and the money can be spent in any fashion. The student is responsible for all tax implications.

Conditions of Award

  1. The work must be completed by August 31 two years after the award was made.
  2. The successful applicant provides as product a short paper for one of the IOF’s research publications, with the intention to submit later to the peer-reviewed literature.
  3. Photos of the research trip, with informative captions, will be submitted to the Institute’s social media channels.

Previous Winners

Carie Hoover
Used the award to gather information on Hudson Bay ecosystems through meetings with field researchers and DFO experts, which will be used to build an ecosystem model using Ecopath with Ecosim.

Pramod Ganapathiraju
Conducted research on unreported catches from subsistence and small scale fisheries in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Robyn Forrest
Robyn Forrest used the award to do research at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Tasmania, Australia, comparing the predictions of two structurally different types of ecosystem model (EwE and Atlantis).

Brajgeet Bhathal
Investigated Indian fisheries with emphasis on effort and cost data and build ecosystem models to explore different policy options for fishery management in India.