The Weston Family Awards in Northern Research

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources


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Memorial Deadline: Wednesday 22nd, January 2020

External Deadline: Monday 27th, January 2020


Since 2007, The Weston Family Awards in Northern Research (previously The W. Garfield Weston Awards in Northern Research) have provided unparalleled support to young scientists in Canada pursuing research in Canada’s North. Funded by The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, these annual awards are some of the most prestigious in the country for students pursuing a master’s degree, PhD or postdoctoral fellowship. Over 270 early-career researchers have been selected to receive an award since the program’s inception, forming a community of Weston Family Northern Scientists who are at the forefront of northern scholarship and who are helping shape a better future for Canada and the world.

Weston Family Award winners undertake research projects across a broad spectrum of fields and disciplines in the natural sciences, including studies of northern ecosystems, biodiversity, flora and fauna, meteorology, oceanography, glaciology, geography and environmental studies.

How to apply

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, January 27, 2020. Winners will be announced in May 2020.

Application guidelines:

All applications should be submitted through the Scholarship Partners Canada (SPC) online portal.

Who is eligible:

Master’s and doctoral-level students as well as postdoctoral fellows who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, and who are in the natural sciences undertaking or planning to undertake research in Canada’s North.

*Please note: As of 2019, the Archaeology awards are no longer available. All eligible applicants with research projects in the natural sciences are encouraged to apply for the three main awards streams (master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral).

Additional information can be found here.

Funding Sources

Weston Family

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Last modified: January 14, 2020