Northern Scientific Training Programme Grants

The Centre for Northern Studies administers the Northern Scientific Training Programme for Lakehead University. NSTP is a federal government programme that makes grants available every year for research on northern topics to graduate and senior undergraduate students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.  The size of the grants annually range from $500 to $5,000, and they were given to students across Canada in virtually all the physical and social sciences. They are meant to be research grants,  SUPPLEMENTAL to other money provided by student’s faculty advisor or by the student.

It is important to note that the research funded by N.S.T.P. grants must be carried out in the North (as defined as the region north of the discontinuous permafrost zone, and includes Southern Yukon in the west; that section of Labrador south to and including Happy Valley and Hamilton Inlet in the east; and, the seven Arctic countries (Finland, Greenland [Denmark], Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the U.S.).

Each applicant must have a faculty advisor, and the application must be completed by the student.  The N.S.T.P. forms are available only on-line.  The on-line reports and application forms can be found under the NSTP internet site at:

The completed forms must be completed online.

Friday, 15 November 2013.