Weston Family Foundation Postdoctoral Award

Since 2007, the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research have provided unparalleled support to young scientists undertaking research in Canada’s North.

Their research spans a broad spectrum of fields and disciplines in the natural sciences and is addressing key knowledge gaps in our understanding of northern landscapes. Since the awards program’s inception, nearly 300 young scientists have been supported resulting in a community of Weston Family Northern Scientists at the forefront of northern scholarship, all of whom share a passion for Arctic and Northern research and all of whom are helping to create a better future for Canada and for the world.


Applicants to the postdoctoral level of the awards program must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada as of the application deadline;
  • Be approved to start a postdoctoral fellowship at a Canadian university or eligible Canadian research institute under the supervision of a faculty member or research scientist as of the application deadline;
  • Be pursuing research in the natural sciences with a focus on Canada’s North;
  • Have received approval for their research proposal, including any required ethical reviews and/or research licenses, by the time they start their award; and
  • Complete all requirements for a doctoral degree by September 1, 2022, or have completed their doctoral degree no more than two years before the date of the application deadline (this period may be extended to three years if you acquired at least six months of work experience in government or industry after you received your doctorate, or to six years if you withdrew from active research for parental leave for at least one year after you received your doctorate).

Please note that past recipients of the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research at the master’s or doctoral level are eligible to apply for an award at the postdoctoral level.


January 27: Applications due

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Agency Name: 
Weston Family Foundation
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
$100,000 over 2 years
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Internal Deadline: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: