To donate to the fund, please click on the DONATE button below and select the Cora Shea Memorial Fund from the drop down box. If you prefer to donate by cheque, please download and complete this form and mail it to the Foundation's office (our address is on the form).
Credits: Dr. Bruce Jamison
Terms of Reference
The Cora Shea Memorial Fund was established to provide modest financial assistance to women seeking to do snow or avalanche research and/or study towards advanced avalanche practice. Up to two grants of $750 CAD will be awarded annually to support women of any nationality in this field. Travel and direct expenses for relevant conferences and courses are specifically included.
First preference will be given to women contributing to snow or avalanche research. Second preference is to women who identify how they will advance or promote the application of science in professional practice regarding avalanche safety, education, or forecasting. Applicants, including successful applicants, can re-apply in subsequent years, although the committee may give preference to applicants who have not previously received the award.
- Applicants must download and complete a grant application form found here.
- Applicants must submit a written cover letter (maximum two pages) explaining their avalanche-related career intentions, how the proposed grant will assist their career, and describing the proposed expenditures. Please include a short résumé.
- Send your completed application form and letter with resume to email@example.com or via mail to the address specified on the grant application form by September 30.
Remember the purpose of your application is to showcase your skills and suitability for your chosen grant. To make sure your application is as effective as possible, consider ensuring your work is presented in a professional style and has been checked for spelling, grammar and punctuation. You can use a free tool, such as Grammarly if you’d like extra support with this.
Please note that the grant is for expenditures in the 12 months following the application deadline. Receipts must be provided for the expenditures.