2024-2025 Northern Scientific Training Program

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire within unit

Memorial Deadline: Friday 3rd, November 2023

External Deadline: Friday 3rd, November 2023


  • NSTP program offers supplementary funding to assist students in the completion of research projects in the North.  Graduate and senior undergraduate students from any discipline who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents may apply in conjunction with their faculty supervisor. Undergraduate and Graduate students who meet the program eligibility requirements, under the supervision of a full-time faculty member or regular term appointee, are invited to submit an application to the Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) offered at Memorial.  Research awards resulting from Memorial’s NSTP competition will be made available during the term May 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025.

    • 1. Student Application Form using the NSTP online application platform at https://nstp-pfsn.smapply.io/, including supervisor recommendation. Once both student and supervisor portions are complete and submitted online, RIS will have access to your finalized submission and the application to be held pending receipt of the other application components by the RIS deadline.
      2. RIS Supplementary Information Form (form fillable) for 2024-2025 NSTP Program to be submitted to Research Grant and Contract Services via e-mail (internalgrants@mun.ca).
      3. RIS Departmental/Faculty Approval Form for 2024-2025 NSTP Program to be submitted to Research Initiatives & Services via e-mail (internalgrants@mun.ca).


    An NSTP award is intended to assist in defraying the additional costs attributed to northern research projects (i.e. transportation, living expenses, freight costs and interpreter fees).  NSTP funds are not intended as a source of primary support for students, nor as on-going support in the form of general scholarships.  Applicants are asked to clearly indicate other sources of funding on the application.

  • Awarded funding will be made available during the term May 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025.  Award funding not utilized by March 31, 2025 will be returned to NSTP.


    • – Students must be a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident and must be enrolled in a degree program at a Canadian University.
      –  NSTP will provide one year of funding for thesis-based research at the undergraduate level, up to two years of funding for thesis-based research at the Masters level and up to three years of funding for thesis-based research at the Doctoral level. Students can apply and be granted funding in any year of their programs.
      –  Post-doctoral researchers and research assistants are not supported.
      – Students must discuss the planned Indigenous community engagement with their supervisor because they will be able to provide guidance on how to obtain an Indigenous Agreement in Principle (AiP) for the planned project.
      – A student cannot be allocated NSTP funds through two universities at the same time.
      – Students cannot be allocated NSTP funds if they are going to be employed for their research while in the field. Research assistantships, scholarships or other university stipends are not considered as employment or remuneration in this context.
      Michelle Butt, Internal Grants Coordinator, Research Initiatives & Services mbutt@mun.ca or 709-864-8368

      To ensure fairness in what is becoming a very competitive environment for research grants, completed full applications packages must be received by Research Grant and Contract Services by November 3, 2023 at 5:00 pm.  Please consult with your academic unit as they may set their own unit deadlines prior to the competition deadline noted above.


NSTP Poster- September 2023

Part 2 -Supplemental form - Sept 2023 - Fillable

Part 3 - Faculty approval. Sept 2023 - Fillable

Funding Sources

Polar Knowledge Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: September 21, 2023