Professor Clapp supervises students in both the PhD Program in Social and Ecological Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, and theĀ  MA and PhD programs in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

She is happy to work with graduate students taking a social science approach to issues on the global dimensions of environmental and food politics. Successful applicants are typically in strong academic standing (80+ averages) with backgrounds in social science that focus on one or more of the following fields: environmental studies, political science, economics, development studies, and international studies.

Read the about current graduate student research projects.


Prospective students are encouraged to apply for external funding. Opportunities may be available through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS), Trudeau Foundation Scholarships, and Balsillie School Fellowship, and others.

In addition to any external funding received, graduate students accepted into MES or PhD Program in Social and Ecological Sustainability typically receive annual base funding in the form of teaching assistantships and scholarships provided by the department or faculty. The amounts and terms of these sources of support vary. Details on graduate studies and funding opportunities are available on the Environment and Resource Studies home page, on the Faculty of Environment website and the UW graduate studies page.

Graduate students accepted into the MA or PhD Program in Global Governance typically are eligible for Balsillie School Fellowships which provide base funding for a set amount of time. For further details, please see the Balsillie School information page on funding.

Please contact Dr. Jennifer Clapp to discuss how your research interest may complement the Global Environmental and Food Politics Group.