Northern Scientific Training Program

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (November 10, 2020)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Management


  • School of Graduate Studies

The NSTP supports Canadian universities in providing scientific training that gives advanced undergraduate and graduate students professional experience in the Canadian North and encourages them to develop a commitment to northern work.

The objective of the NSTP is to increase the number of students who have specialized in some aspect of northern studies and who have northern research experience. This objective is attained by encouraging the formation of multi-disciplinary focal points for northern studies within Canadian universities (i.e. Northern Studies Committees) and by providing supplementary financial assistance to universities for students to offset the high cost of northern research (i.e. transportation costs, living costs, shipping costs and interpreter fees).


  • Be enrolled in a degree program at a Canadian university.
  • Students supported by training funds must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Summer and winter projects are eligible.


  • Variable
  • up to two years of funding for thesis-based research at the Masters level / up to three years of funding for thesis-based research at the doctoral level.

Internal Deadline: November 10

For further information, application manual and the online application forms, visit NSTP website.