Arctic Co-operatives Award
Prizes Available: 1
Description:1. Sponsored by Arctic Co-Operatives Limited and the Arctic Co-Operative Development Fund, this award valued at $2,500 is offered to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada enrolled fulltime in college or university pursuing studies that contribute to the understanding and development of the Arctic Co-operatives in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and/or northern Manitoba.
2. Proposals are invited from candidates who (a) engage in research culminating in a thesis or other such document (b) include direct northern field work or experience as part of their studies, and (c) whose study has relevance to the operation of all or one of the Arctic Co-operatives in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and/or northern Manitoba. Preference will be given to northern residents of Canada. Other considerations will be the quality of the application, potential benefit of the research, and the letters of reference.
3. The research must involve a northern fieldwork component that is conducted between May (in the year the award is granted) and the following March. ACUNS defines northern Canada as on or above the line indicated on the Northern Boundary Map.
4. Award recipients are identified in May. Only successful candidates will be notified. The award covers an eleven month period of study. Payment will be issued in three instalments and is to be used as stipend. Proof of registration and two progress reports are required. First payment will be issued after proof of September 2016 registration is received.
5. This scholarship may be held concurrently with other awards and financial support, except for those administered by the CNST Program.
6. Please note that the applications are reviewed by a multi-disciplinary committee; technical jargon should be kept to a minimum.
There are 3 parts to a CNST application, the application form, referee’s reports and transcripts. All 3 parts must be received in the office before January 29, 2016.
Please read award guidelines and instructions carefully before completing the form. In order to apply, you will be required to create a CNST account by clicking the signup button at www.acuns.ca. Once you have registered, you will receive an email to confirm. Your CNST account will allow you to save your application and track the progress of your application(s), referee reports and transcripts.
2. Referee Reports
For this award, applicants are asked to have two referees complete the online referee’s report. The first must be from a course supervisor and the second from an associate involved in the Arctic Co-operatives. During the application process, you will be asked to enter the names and email addresses of the individuals you will ask to serve as referees in support of your application. Referees will receive an email directly which will include the report to be completed. If you are applying to more than one CNST Award, your referee is required to complete a separate form for each application. Upon submission of the report, your CNST account will be updated to reflect its completion. Referee Guidelines
?Only original transcripts will be accepted. Please note that it can take several weeks to have official transcripts ordered and delivered. It is highly recommended that you order these well in advance of the application deadline. Please send one copy of all required official grade transcripts, in a single package to:
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Program
c/o Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies
2464 Sheffield Road
Ottawa, ON K1B 4E5