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  We will begin accepting applications for the 2023 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research on November 3rd. All applications (including supporting documents) must be received before January 24, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

 Objective: Since 2007, the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research have provided unparalleled support to early-career scientists undertaking research in Canada’s North.

Funded by the Weston Family Foundation, these annual awards are some of the most prestigious in the country for students pursuing a master’s degree, doctoral degree or postdoctoral fellowship.Since the awards program’s inception, nearly 300 early-career scientists have been supported resulting in a community of Weston Family Northern Scientists at the forefront of northern scholarship.

 Number, Value and Duration of Scholarships: In the 2023-2024 program year, the Weston Family Foundation will support:

  • Up to fifteen (15) awards for master’s students. Each award is valued at $15,000 over one (1) year.
  • Up to ten (10) awards for doctoral students. Each award is valued at $50,000 over two (2) years.
  • Up to four (4) awards for postdoctoral fellows. Each award is valued at $100,000 over two (2) years + up to $10,000 per year for travel and conference expenses, with funding in the second-year contingent upon acceptable progress in the proposed area of research in the first year.

 Eligibility: Please consult the application guidelines for the appropriate award stream (master’s, doctoral or postdoctoral) to determine your eligibility. The application guidelines are available on the awards program website and in this portal.

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If this is your first time applying for a scholarship, you must create a user account by clicking the ‘Register’ button. Once you’ve been registered, you can login to the portal using your email address and password, search for the appropriate scholarship and begin the application process.