Awarded annually, when merited, to a graduate student engaged in research or a project in the field of urban studies. The fund has been established to assist students who are in need of financial assistance to undertake study of the urban area, particularly as it relates to the quality of urban life. Recipients will demonstrate financial need, must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency requirements. This will be awarded by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and a selection committee of faculty members. Endowed in 2009 by friends, colleagues and family of the late Douglas Fullerton, former Chairman of the National Capital Commission, in recognition of his visionary contributions to city life.