Applications for the 2020 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research are now being accepted. All applications and supporting documents must be received no later than Monday, January 20th, 2020 5:00pm (EST).
Objective: Since 2007, the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research (previously the W. Garfield Weston 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. More than 300 awards have been provided to over 270 early-career researchers 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.
Number, Value and Duration of Scholarships: In the 2020-2021 program year, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation will support:
Up to fifteen (15) awards for master’s level 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 relevant award stream (master’s, doctoral or postdoctoral) in the awards portal by logging in or registering for an account and selecting the appropriate scholarship you wish to apply for.