University of Waterloo Student Research Funding Opportunity

I invite applications for two MA student fellowships in the MA program in Public Issues Anthropology at the University of Waterloo, Canada. The fellowships are part of the research project “Making sense of data re-use in environmental science” which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. These students shall be guided to conduct an ethnographic case study of exemplary work in a climate science research laboratory in Germany, focusing on how junior climate scientists learn to produce, use and /or re-use digital data, and work as research assistants for the project.

Prospective students need to be fluent in English, which is also a working language of the field site. A previous exposure to ethnomethodology and conversation analysis would be a benefit, but is not required. Some experience in scientific laboratory work would be useful.

The Public Issues Anthropology MA program at the University of Waterloo is a research-intensive 16-month program (see While the entry requirements for the MA program include 5 undergraduate courses in anthropology, most of these can be substituted for related courses in sociology. The fellowships cover the prospective students’ tuition, accommodation and living costs as well as travel and accommodation expenses for conducting ethnographic fieldwork and conference travel.

For prospective students the MA program begins in September 2019 and ends in December 2020. Students shall conduct fieldwork in spring/summer of 2020. Applications are due by February 1, 2019 through this website (which includes more information on the program):

You find more information on my work here:

Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact me by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) prior to the February 1, 2019, deadline.

Götz Hoeppe, PhD

Associate Professor of Anthropology

University of Waterloo