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External Award: ACUNS Weston Awards for Northern Research

January 05, 2018
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The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) is now accepting applications for several awards supported by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. The application/nomination deadline for all awards is January 31, 2018.

The W. Garfield Weston Awards for Northern Research and Northern Archaeological Research (6 Awards)

The W. Garfield Weston Awards recognize graduate students who demonstrate exceptional promise, academic excellence, leadership, and a strong commitment to northern science and archaeological research. Awards are available to postdoctoral fellows and graduate students (PhD and Masters) in northern science and northern archaeology whose research includes a fieldwork component. Both the Northern Research Award and the Northern Archaeological Research Award consist of $60,000 for a postdoctoral fellow, $50,000 for a doctoral student, and $15,000 for a masters student.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in full time post-secondary education at a recognized Canadian University or College (except for post-doctoral applicants)
  • Have an aspect of northern or circumpolar fieldwork included as part of your research that is conducted within the term of your award
  • Additional, award-specific requirements are included in award guidelines

To apply, please visit the award application website and create an account. The deadline to apply for these awards is January 31, 2018.

For more information about these awards, please see the poster attached below, or visit the CNST award list webpage.

2018 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research (1 Award)

Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research celebrates extraordinary and inspiring individuals who have devoted their career to natural science research and have demonstrated leadership and mentorship in the Canadian North. This prestigious award and designation includes a prize of over $100,000: $50,000 cash, $50,000 to support a postdoctoral fellow of the recipient’s choice, and additional funds intended for First Nations and Inuit engagement.

To apply, please visit the award application website and create an account. The deadline to submit nominations for this award is January 31, 2018.

For more information about this award, please see the poster attached below, or visit the CNST Lifetime Achievement webpage.

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