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Northern Scientist Training Program - application deadline October 31,
Northern Scientist Training Program - application deadline October 31,2005
The Northern Scientist Training Program supports scientific training provided by
Canadian universities which gives advanced students professional experience in
the North and encourages them to develop a commitment to northern work. The
program aims to increase the number of graduate and senior undergraduate
students in Canadian universities who have specialized in some aspect of
northern scientific studies and who have northern research
The NSTP is once again accepting applications. This program
will help defray the costs of travel and stay anywhere north of the
semi-discontinous permafrost boundary. It is open to undergraduates and
graduates of all disciplines. The U of
S Committee especially encourages
applications from history, political science, nursing/medical fields, first
nations research or anyone else with a interest in northern Canada.
Last year, on average, the U of S Committee was able to
provide about $3000 of support per
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
senior undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan who is a Canadian citizen or
ARE ONLY SCIENTISTS SUPPORTED?
scholarly disciplines are supported. The only restriction is that it must
be a research project based expedition.
WHAT IS NORTH?
Program supports projects that lie north of the southern limit of the
discontinuous permafrost zone, with the addition of all of the Southern Yukon in
the West; that section of Labrador south to and including Red Bay; and the other
seven Arctic countries (Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia,
Sweden and the U.S.A. - Alaska).
WHERE IS THE SOUTHERN LIMIT OF THE
DISCONTINOUS PERMAFROST ZONE?
The easiest way to find out is to go to the
Atlas of Canada's Permafrost .Map where you can zoom in
anywhere in Canada to see what permafrost zone
your study location is. To get you started is a zoomed map of the Great
Northern Plains. The blue zone is the zone of discontinous permafrost with the green designated as
sporadic discontinous permafrost zone which,
geologically is the edge of the Precambrian Shield in Saskatchewan!