CUNorth Student Travel Award:

A maximum of $500/student is available to support Northern research-related travel costs including activities associated with primary research, reporting, conferences, etc.

To apply, send a detailed request to your advisor for approval and have them forward the request to  Please also include an itinerary, the total costs associated with the travel and sources of available funds. Successful applicants will receive funds through the travel advance/reimbursement system.  To be eligible, you must be carrying out research in the North (as defined by NSTP) and have not held this award before.  Funds are not limited to those currently holding NSTP funds.  A limited number of funds are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Carleton University Graduate Student Travel/Research Bursary:

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA) at Carleton provides funds to students in financial need who require assistance to conduct or present their research. The fund may cover a portion of the cost related to field travel and supplies, communications, and publications. It may also cover costs related to presenting a paper or poster at a scholarly conference.   Please refer to the Internal Awards section of the FGPA website for more information and application forms.

ACUNS Awards:

The Canadian Northern Studies Trust at the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) manages several awards and scholarships for students.  Please refer to the ACUNS website for more information.  The application deadlines are at the end of January.

The Weston Family Awards in Northern Research

The Weston Family supports a number of awards for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and achievement awards in northern science. Scholarship Partners Canada at Universities Canada administers the application process and disbursement of these awards.  Please refer to for more information, including an FAQ page.  The application deadline is January 20.