PhD scholarship Canada community economic development

Colleagues from the University of Manitoba have shared this generous scholarship opportunity. If you are interested in economics of Communities in the Canadian North, and would like to get a funded position for a PhD on this, you should read on:

For Research on Community Economic Development in the Canadian North The John Loxley PhD. Scholarship – sponsored by Oceans North supports a PhD student in undertaking doctoral thesis research on Community Economic Development in the Canadian North. The scholarship provides $20,000, renewable on an annual basis, for up to four years and a total amount of $80,000, to a PhD student in the Economy and Society Stream of the Department of Economics at the University of Manitoba.

The holder of the scholarship will be expected to conduct thesis research on a topic or topics of importance to Arctic Economies/Nunavut/ Northern Canada. They will be expected to work closely with local institutions in these areas as well as with the staff of Oceans North, who will help shape the research proposal and monitor and assist progress. Preference will be given to Indigenous/Inuit candidates but all interested students are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be able to meet the entrance requirements for the PhD program in Economics (Economics and Society Stream) at the University of Manitoba. Information on the PhD entry requirements are available here:

Please send enquiries to John Serieux (at) , Chair, Graduate Committee, Economics and Society, University of Manitoba with a copy to Betty McGregor (at) Interested applicants should enquire by December 20th, 2021 for award and acceptance for the Fall 2022 term. Final determination will be made by the Economics and Society Graduate Committee during the admission process to the PhD program (applications to the PhD program for Fall 2022 are due by January 15th, 2022).

Who was John Loxley, after whom this scholarship is named?

As the leader of a group of progressive economists in the Department of Economics at the University of Manitoba (where he served for many years as Chair), Loxley helped to educate a generation of radical scholars and activists and was a leading scholar in the areas of community economic development, public–private partnerships and the IFIs. Here is more information about him