Training Awards

MEOPAR Training Awards fund highly qualified personnel (HQP) in the MEOPAR Network to pursue unique, value-added training opportunities outside of their projects. Training opportunities are identified by HQP to help further their careers. Awards are open to all HQP working on a MEOPAR-funded project; HQP who are affiliate members of MEOPAR are also eligible to apply. To ensure fair access to the fund, each HQP will be eligible to receive the award once per year.

Because travel and in-person events are currently halted due to COVID-19, MEOPAR will now cover 100% of registration costs for online training, up to $2,500 CAD. To make the fund more accessible to HQP, we are accepting applications on an ongoing basis.

Applicants must demonstrate how the training event or opportunity complements their university education and project training. Training in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, knowledge mobilization, science communication, leadership, project management, and technical topics will be prioritized.

The purpose of the Training Awards is to fund training that complements (rather than duplicates) training available through the HQP’s university program and research project. Training in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, knowledge mobilization, science communication, leadership, project management, and technical topics are prioritized. Previous training opportunities supported through the fund include:

  • European Space Agency Cryosphere Remote Sensing Training Course
  • International Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) Summer School
  • Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP) Summer School on the
  • Arctic Ocean and the Marginal Ice Zone
  • Slocum Glider Training at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Applications for funding to present at a conference will only be considered if the applicant can demonstrate that the experience includes a training or experiential learning component (e.g., attendance at a pre-conference workshop; chairing or organizing a conference session).

To apply, download the application documents:

Download Training Award Instructions
Download Training Award Application
Download Training Award Budget Template