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The Weston Family Awards in Northern Research

Weston Family Awards in Northern Research Canada 2020

Partially Funded
Country: Canada
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Applications are now open for Weston Family Awards in Northern Research Canada 2020. Since 2007, The Weston Family Awards in Northern Research (previously The W Garfield Weston Awards in Northern Research) have provided unparalleled support to young scientists in Canada pursuing research in Canada’s North.

Moreover, funded by the W Garfield Weston Foundation, these annual awards are some of the most prestigious in the country for students pursuing a master’s degree, PhD or postdoctoral fellowship. Over 270 early-career researchers have been selected to receive an award since the program’s inception, forming a community of Weston Family Northern Scientists who are at the forefront of northern scholarship and who are helping shape a better future for Canada and the world.

Further, Weston Family Award winners undertake research projects across a broad spectrum of fields and disciplines in the natural sciences, including studies of northern ecosystems, biodiversity, flora and fauna, meteorology, oceanography, glaciology, geography, and environmental studies.


  • The W. Garfield Weston Foundation will aim to support up to
    • fifteen (15) awards for master’s level students. Each award has a value of $15,000 over one (1) year.
    • ten (10) awards for doctoral students. Each award is valued at $50,000 over two (2) years.
    • four (4) awards for postdoctoral fellows. Each award is valued at $100,000 over two (2) years


  • Open to Master’s and doctoral-level students as well as postdoctoral fellows who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • Similarly, students who are in the natural sciences undertaking or planning to undertake research in Canada’s North.

How to apply for Weston Family Awards in Northern Research Canada 2020?

All applicants must submit their application through the Scholarship Partners Canada (SPC) online portal. Further, they also need to fill and submit the online application.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline20 January,2020
Open toCanadian Citizens
OrganizerThe W Garfield Weston Foundation
Contact the organizerhttp://[email protected]/



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