Canadian Northern Studies Trust Scholarship

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (January 31, 2024)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Amount: $3000 - $10,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
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  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
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  • School of Graduate Studies

The Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) is t he awards program of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS). It was established in 1982 to further ACUNS' mandate to advance knowledge and understanding of Canada's North by offering student awards for exceptional, northern-based research. The purpose of the CNST is to foster scholars and  scientists with northern experience and at the same time enhance educational opportunities available for northern residents to obtain post-secondary education at Canadian colleges and universities.

Deadline: January 31

Value: $3,000 - $10,000


Applicants must be: 

  • Canadian or permanent residents
  • Enrolled in a full-time post-secondary education at a recognized Canadian University of College
  • Have an aspect of northern or circumpolar fieldwork included as part of your research that is conducted within the term of your award. (ACUNS defines "northern" Canada as on or north of the line indicated on our northern boundary map).
  • Additional, award-specific requirements are included in award guidelines. 

Application and guidelines can be found on the ACUNS website.