Funding Opportunities

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. The call for 2020-2021 applications, which is due internally on November 8, 2019 (the ad says December 1, but that's the committee deadline; you need to have it completed by November 8, or you will be locked out by the system). For more information, please refer to the NSTP manual and FAQs. Completed applications must be submitted through the NSTP site. McGill's NSTP committee with then review each proposal and suggest corrections. Please keep in mind that:

  • NSTP does not support consultations/community visits; applications must be for research.
  • NSTP will only support research tied to an individual's thesis (not a field assistant). Please explicitly state the link to your thesis ("The data collected will be used towards my Honours thesis/a chapter of my MSc thesis, etc.").
  • NSTP is supplementary and make sure to complete the section on other sources of funding.
  • If you have any questions, please contact kyle.elliott [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.