Funding Opportunities

McGill North Engagement Grants

The purpose of the McGill North Engagement Grants is to promote the development of current or new projects in northern regions, as well as to enhance northern research at McGill by funding northern travel and networking activities, at either a pre-proposal stage or a post-research follow-up stage. For more information, please refer to the guidelines and the application form. Complete application must be submitted to beatriz.osorio [at] by September 30 2018.

Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP)

The Northern Scientific Training Program offers funds to senior undergraduate students and graduate students to conduct fieldwork north of the discontinuous permafrost line in Canada. The funds can also go toward field research in other countries spanning the Arctic. These grants are meant to supplement other funds for northern research. For more information, please refer to the guidelines and manual. Completed applications must be submitted through the NSTP site (please contact beatriz.osorio [at] for information on internal deadlines). McGill's NSTP committee with then review each proposal and suggest corrections. Please keep in mind that:

  • The proposals are ranked on time spent in the field. Fieldwork should be at least 21 days.
  • NSTP funds are generally between $1000 - $4000 per student and should be no more than about 25% of the total fieldwork costs. When presenting the funding request, the total fieldwork cost must be equal to the amount requested from NSTP and the amount secured or pending from other sources.
  • Lab PI's must complete their short section and confirmation at the end of the proposal for it to be completed.

If you have any questions, please contact Beatriz Osorio at beatriz.osorio [at]

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)

The ASF is accepting applications for its Fellowships and Grants program for the 2018/19 academic year. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017. The Online application and further ASF Award information is available at The contact person is 
Carl Fritscher, Fellowships & Grants Officer (carl [at]

Sentinel North International Arctic Field School

Sentinel North is offering an International Arctic Field School "The Changing Cryosphere: From Sensors to Decision-making" from March 2 - 9, 2018 at Iqaluit (Nunavut), Canada. Applications are accepted until October 29th, 2017. For more information about this exciting career development opportunity, click here.