Ducks Unlimited Canada
Institute for Wetland & Waterfowl Research
PO Box 1160
Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada
R0C 2Z0

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Conservation science never stops.

By supporting young professionals who are conducting forward-looking research, IWWR continually advances its body of knowledge while empowering future generations of conservation scientists.

Eight graduate fellowships are available annually. These fellowships provide students with important funding to further their education. Fellowships are awarded to some of North America’s most outstanding students whose research is taking place across the continent.

The fellowship program is a collaboration between Ducks Unlimited staff in both Canada and the United States. This partnership represents the continental scope of wetland conservation and the cross-border efforts that make it possible. To date, fellowships have been awarded to more than 50 students from 24 universities.

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation Wetlands and Waterfowl Research Fellowship

This fellowship is a testament to the long-term commitment made by a special family that has been supporting Ducks Unlimited in Canada and the United States since the 1940s. Research to date has included work on redhead duck foraging habitat in the Laguna Madre, mallard breeding ecology in the Great Lakes region, black duck winter and spring habitat use, mallard duckling survival and scaup population ecology.

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Dr. Bruce D.J. Batt Fellowship in Waterfowl Conservation

Dr. Bruce Batt retired as chief biologist for Ducks Unlimited in the United States after a productive 41-year career. He was involved in a greater diversity of issues and a broader number of landscapes important to North American waterfowl than any biologist of his generation. This fellowship is a way to further his inspiring legacy.

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