2013-2014 Northern Scientific Training Program

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.