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Northern Scientific Training Program

Are you conducting Research in the Canadian Arctic?

Take advantage of this funding opportunity offered by the Polar Knowledge Canada called the Northern Scientific Training Program. It is designed to support students interested in solving the pressing environmental, health, cultural, socio-economic, political, educational, legal, engineering or resource development challenges facing the Arctic and its peoples.

This program makes it possible for senior undergraduate and graduate students to address these issues by providing supplementary funding to offset the additional costs associated with northern travel, accommodations, freight and interpreters.


Over 300 York University graduate and undergraduate students have gained experience conducting research in Canada’s North through the NSTP.

You are eligible for NSTP funding if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and will be undertaking thesis research (BA, MA or PhD) in all disciplines with a York University professor in the North during the calendar year (April 1- March 31).

For more information visit Polar Knowledge Canada for an overview.


The Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) grants for 2023-24 are now open for all undergraduate and graduate students conducting research in the North!  

Download a copy of the 2023–24 Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) Manual here.

The deadline for the online applications is November 10, 2022.   Applications can be filled out and submitted online by students here: