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David Suzuki talking to a microphone with a pair of glasses and grey hair and beard

David Suzuki 


The 2024 application period will now open! Deadline to apply is Monday, May 27, 2024

Natural Curiosity and The Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study created this fellowship to honour one promising Teacher or Early Childhood Educator Candidates each year. Before beginning your application, please read the revised submission guidelines below.

Award Details

The Dr. David Suzuki Fellowship Award recognizes excellence in pre-service environmental education of elementary school children.  The Dr. David Suzuki Fellowships were established by The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School. This Fellowship was made possible by the leadership of Laboratory School teachers, and the support of celebrated, award-winning geneticist, environmentalist, and broadcaster, Dr. David Suzuki.


Submission Guidelines

*NEW* A National Award In the past, the Dr. David Suzukii Fellowship Award recognized teacher candidates from Ontario. This year, the award committee has decided to open up the award nationally. This award is now accepting applications from teacher and ECE candidates from across Canada.

Who should apply?

  • Pre-service Teachers or pre-service Early Childhood Educators

  • Graduating this year (2024) from an accredited Canadian Faculty of Education or Early Childhood Education program, or other program specific to pre-service education.


  • Winner will have an opportunity to participate in their choice of virtual Natural Curiosity professional learning*.

  • $500

Changes to the Fellowship

2024 Suzuki Award winner will have an opportunity to participate in their choice of one or more virtual professional learning opportunities offered by Natural Curiosity, including webinars, online coaching, and virtual workshops.

2024 Suzuki Fellowship Application​
The 2024 awards application period now open. 

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