Northern Scientific Training Program.
The Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) grants have been adjudicated and administered by the Arctic Institute since the University of Calgary first applied for grants in 1979-80. Established in 1961 by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (now Indian and Northern Affairs Canada), the NSTP grants help defray the high cost of pursuing research in the North. The goal of the program is to encourage young Canadian scientists to undertake northern research.
For 2003, 11 students from the departments of Geography, Archaeology, and Biological Sciences were awarded NSTP grants to participate in fieldwork in locations ranging from Kluane Lake to Arviat and from Cape Bathurst to Lac La Ronge. The University's NSTP committee for 2003 included AINA Research Associate William Barr as Chair, former Chair Len Hills, Peter Dawson (Archaeology), John Post (Biological Sciences), and John Yackel (Geography). Katherine Burningham (AINA Membership Services) and Sonja Hogg (AINA Business Manager) provided administrative support for the Committee.