2023/24 Northern Scientific Training Program - Call for Applications

Friday, October 08, 2021

The 2022/23 Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) is now open for applications. The NSTP supports student research in the North by supplying supplementary funds to offset the additional costs of Northern research.

Before completing the application, students and professors must read the Program Manual. Answers to common questions can also be found in the "Frequently Asked Questions" document.

Successful NSTP applications can receive up to $6,000 per student. These funds are to be supplementary to the total cost of the research, and can only be used for logistical costs and some translator/interpreter fees. They cannot be used to fund field assistants, field schools or to purchase equipment. This must be clearly indicated in the application. Consult the program manual for complete funding and student eligibility guidelines.

Application forms must be completed online at: https://nstp-pfsn.smapply.io/. Once a student has completed the online application, it must be released to the supervising professor for approval. Once the professor has approved the application, it is then released to the Chair of the UBC Polar and Alpine Committee, Dr. Greg Henry. In addition to submitting online, please email a PDF copy of the application form (after approval by the supervisor) and a completed and signed UBC Research Project Information Form to Yvonne Ng at the UBC Office of Research Services (Yvonne.Ng@ors.ubc.ca). Questions can be directed to Dr. Greg Henry: Greg.Henry@ubc.ca.

NOTE: If you received funding through the NSTP this past year, but are unable to perform the planned fieldwork before March 31, 2022, to obtain an extension up to March 31, 2023.  If you wish to postpone your fieldwork to 2022-23, you must submit a preliminary research report according to normal procedures.  A question has been added to the research report form so that you can identify that the project is postponed.

If you received funding through the NSTP last year, but have delayed your project due to COVID-19 and you have already submitted a report during the last competition do not need to submit a new report.

The sponsor deadline for submitting Applications on the NSTP portal is Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (also email PDF copy to Yvonne.Ng@ors.ubc.ca

The sponsor deadline for submitting Reports on the NSTP portal (including supervisor comments) is Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

Important resources: NSTP Program FAQNSTP Program Manual 2022-23.