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Universities Canada PhD Scholarship 2022

Since 2007, the Weston Family Awards in Northern Research have provided unparalleled support to early-career scientists in Canada pursuing research in Canada’s North. Funded by the Weston Family Foundation, these annual awards are some of the most prestigious in the country for students pursuing a master’s degree, a doctoral degree or postdoctoral fellowship. Nearly 300 students 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.

About Universities Canada

Universities Canada is the voice of Canadian universities, at home and abroad. We are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. Universities Canada, formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, advances the mission of our member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.... read more


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Universities Canada PhD Scholarship

Application Deadline24 Jan 2023
Country to studyCanada
School to studyUniversities Canada
TypePhD
SponsorUniversities Canada
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Universities Canada PhD Scholarship

In the 2023-2024 program year, the Weston Family Foundation will aim to support up to ten (10) awards for students at the doctoral level.

Each award is valued at $50,000 over two (2) years.


Requirements for Universities Canada PhD Scholarship Qualification

Eligibility Applicants to the doctoral level of the awards program must:

• Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada as of the application deadline 

• Be enrolled in a doctoral program (leading to a thesis) in the natural sciences pursuing northern research at an accredited Canadian university as of the application deadline 

• Have received approval for their research proposal, including any required ethical reviews and/or research licenses, by the time they start their award.

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

Interview date, Process and Venue for Universities Canada PhD Scholarship

Successful applicants at the doctoral level will also be considered for additional funding through the Extended Stay program (see details in the “How to Apply” section).

The tenure period for awards at the doctoral level begins June 1, 2023, and ends May 31, 2025.


Application Deadline

January 24, 2023


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Universities Canada on portal.scholarshippartners.ca to apply

Apply now through the online portal.

For more details visit: Universities Canada website.

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