Northern Scientific Training Program

November 18, 2016 all-day

The Northern Scientific Training Program funds undergraduate and graduate thesis research in the natural, physical and social sciences and humanities.

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Is your thesis field work north of the line?

In 1961, the federal government established the Northern Scientific Training Grants Program to encourage Canadian universities to train northern specialists to meet national needs. Today, it is the Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) and provides supplementary funding to over 300 students annually at over 35 universities across Canada. The program is administered by POLAR as part of its mandate to foster science and technology in Canada’s North.

Internal Application Deadline: Friday November 18. 2016
Online application form is at

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Successful applicants will be required to present their research, however preliminary, at the annual York Northern Studies Symposium held each November. Presentations are 15 minutes in length with 5 min for questions.
The deadline for reporting on funds used, by filling out formal Research Reports from the web site, is also on the symposium day. Students are required to have supervisors to contribute to their formal research reports.

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