POLAR Northern Resident Scholarship

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (January 15, 2024)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024

Amount: $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
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Management


  • School of Graduate Studies

This award supports full-time college or university students that are long-term residents (minimum of eight years) of Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon, or the Provincial North, as identified by the Northern Boundary Map, and engaged in research that culminates in a thesis or equivalent.

Deadline: January 15

Value: $10,000


Applicants must be 

  • Canadian or permanent residents
  • Be long term residents of Nunavut, NWT, Yukon or Provincial north
  • Registered in a graduate program at a Canadian university
  • Proposals are invited from candidates from all subject areas who
    • engage in research culminating in a thesis or other such document,
    • include direct northern field research in Canada or the circumpolar North,
    • whose program makes a contribution to the North, and
    • who demonstrate leadership in northern scholarship.

Note: For projects including field research outside of Canada, the relevance and benefit of the circumpolar fieldwork to Canadian northern scholarship must be clearly indicated. 

Application and guidelines can be found on the ACUNS website.