2013-2014 Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) Funding Opportunities
The federal government makes grants available every year for research on northern topics to graduate and senior undergraduate students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
The size of such grants range from $500 to $5,000, and are given to students across Canada in virtually all the physical and social sciences. They are meant to be research grants, supplemental to other money provided by students' faculty advisors or by the student.
It is important to note that the research funded by Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) grants must be carried out in the North. The North is defined as the region north of the discontinuous permafrost zone—from Southern Yukon in the west to the section of Labrador south to, and including, Happy Valley and Hamilton Inlet in the east, as well as the seven Arctic countries (Finland, Greenland [Denmark], Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the US).
Each applicant must have a faculty advisor. Applications must be completed by the student and be submitted to the Centre for Northern Studies by Friday, Nov.16, 2012.
NSTP application forms are only available on-line, on the NSTP internet site.
COCCIMIGLIO, John (HBSc, Applied Biomolecular Science)
SUNDARARAJ, Vijayan (PhD, Forest Sciences)
BIOFOR Conference Poster Presentation Winners
The BIOFOR Conference earlier this week sparked lively debate and gave bioenergy and biorefining researchers the opportunity to exchange their knowledge and ideas. Graduate students also participated in the conference and prepared poster presentations.
The conference, organized by Lakehead's Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) and Lakehead faculty, investigated the themes of bioenergy, biorefining, and the bioeconomy.
Nearly 70 participants from Canada, the United States, Brazil, and Turkey attended the conference and commended the organizers for the high scientific standard and the excellence of the key speakers and the scientific program. Many plan to return for the 2014 BIOFOR Conference.
The conference organizers thank Cheryl Jaspers with the Office of Research for all her hard work in ensuring the success of the BIOFOR Conference.
Congratulations to the BIOFOR Conference poster winners:
PhD Student Posters
2012 Lakehead University NSERC Grant Recipients
Discovery Grant - Individual Operating Grants (5 year grants)
Regulation of mitochondrial function by hydrogen sulfide $235,000
Interaction Grants Program (3 month grants)Dr. Ladislav Malek (Biology)
Mould and wood decay fungus identification and mitigation $3,400
Dr. Wensheng Qin Ontario Research Chair in Biorefining Technologies (Biology and Lakehead University Biorefining Research Institute)
Isolation and characterization of sulfate reducing bacteria in treatment of gold mine drainage $1,750