Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The 2023/24 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 NSTP Information 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 Colin Roberts at the UBC Office of Research Services (colin.roberts@ors.ubc.ca). Questions about the program can be directed to Dr. Greg Henry: Greg.Henry@ubc.ca.

NOTE: The NSTP has ended the temporary measures that were put in place due to Covid-19. As a result, students who received funding between 2020 and 2022 will have until March 31st, 2023 to use the funds; extensions will no longer be granted. Students planning fieldwork between April 1st, 2023 and March 31st, 2024, are required to submit a new application.
Students who received funding for the 2022-2023 fiscal year and who plan to do their fieldwork between November 10th, 2023 and March 31st, 2023 should submit a preliminary report.

The sponsor deadline for submitting Applications on the NSTP portal and the UBC Office of Research Services is Thursday, November 10, 2022

The sponsor deadline for submitting Reports on the NSTP portal (including supervisor comments) is Thursday, November 10, 2022.

Important resources: NSTP Program FAQNSTP Information Manual.