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 with Unit

Memorial Deadline: Monday 29th, October 2018

External Deadline:


This 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, 2019 – March 31, 2020.


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, 2019 – March 31, 2020.  Award funding not utilized by March 31, 2020 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.
        • 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.


  1. Upon receipt of the above-noted completed full application package at RGCS, confirmation of receipt of documentation will be sent by email, via the MUN e-mail account provided in the documentation.   If you have not received confirmation of receipt within two business days of the application deadline, immediately contact Michelle Butt

    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 October 29, 2018 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.


Michelle Butt, Internal Grants Coordinator, Research Grant and Contract Services or 709-864-8368

Updated program documentation will be uploaded once received from sponsor.


NSTP Poster- Oct 2018

2- FAQ - english 2018

4- Licences Permits and Other Requirements_BILINGUAL titles

6 - community interactions eng 2018

8 - NSTP Information Manual 2019-2020

Part 2 -Supplemental form - Oct 2018

Part 3 - Faculty approval. 2019

Funding Sources

Memorial University of Newfoundland
Polar Knowledge Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: October 9, 2018