The ACUNS award program launches on October 30 and closes on January 31, 11:59 p.m. (PST).

All pieces of the application, including transcripts, must be received by the ACUNS office before the deadline.

COVID-19 Information

The ACUNS Awards Program does not expect applicants and recipients to carry out fieldwork and/or community outreach activities during a global pandemic. It appears travel and social restrictions will extend well into 2021. Therefore, we will waive the fieldwork/community outreach criterion when adjudicating and administering the ACUNS award.

Online application

The application is administered through SurveyMonkey, which requires a CNST account (accessible here). Confirmation of account registration will be sent via email. This account will allow you to save and track the progress of your application(s), referee reports and transcripts.

Referee reports

Any application submitted must be accompanied by referee reports. You will identify the referees in your online application. The contact information you provide will be used to generate an automatic invitation via email for them to contribute to your application which will include a link and instructions. It is up to you to confirm that they have received this email. If you are applying to more than one CNST Award, your referee is required to complete a separate form for each application. Once the referee submits their report, your CNST account will be updated to reflect its completion.


NEW! Digital copies of official post-secondary transcripts will be accepted.

It is highly recommended that you order these well in advance of the application deadline. Send one copy of all required official grade transcripts, in a single package to:

Canadian Northern Studies Trust Program
c/o Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies
P.O. Box 30017
Ottawa, Ontario K2H 1A3

Remember! It can take several weeks to have official transcripts ordered and delivered.