The Weston Family 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, Ph.D., or Postdoctoral fellowship.
Nearly 300 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.
- Host institutions: Canadian universities, in Canada.
- Areas: Natural sciences research in North Canada.
- Number of awards: Fifteen (15) awards for master’s level students, ten (10) awards for doctoral students and two (2) awards for postdoctoral fellows.
- Duration: over one (1) year for master level, two (2) years for doctoral level and over two (2) years for postgraduate level.
- Target group: Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
Weston Family Awards in Northern Research Benefits
The Award in Northern Research will provide support that is valued up to
- $15,000 over one (1) year for Master’s level candidates.
- $50,000 over two (2) years for PhD level candidates.
- $100,000 over two (2) years for postgraduate level candidates.
Successful applicants will also be considered for additional funding as part of the Extended Stay program.
Weston Family Awards in Northern Research Eligibility
Application to this North America fellowship is open for 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.
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Interested applicants who would like to apply for the scholarship program must click on the apply button below and follow instructions to submit their applications.
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Applications for the 2022 awards will be received from November 4th, 2021 to 5:00 PM EST. For more detail on the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research in Canada, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.