Financial Support Programme for Knowledge Exchange in a Northern Community

For: Graduates



Under this program, a portion of the excess costs incurred in organizing a knowledge-sharing activity in northern communities will be reimbursed by the CEN’s strategic network (CEN). Unlike other CEN awards and scholarships, this program is not managed by the Student Committee, but by the CEN Scientific Committee.


Reimbursement of up to $500 upon presentation of supporting documentation for accommodation and expenses incurred in organizing a knowledge-sharing activity with members of a northern community.

If the activity takes place in a village where there is a CEN research station, an in-kind contribution such as overnight stays or use of the community hall will be offered instead of reimbursement.

Eligibility requirements

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, until available funds are exhausted. Only student status members apply.

Eligible Expenses:

  • Lodging Expenses.
  • Room or equipment rental
  • Reception costs (for food or beverages offered to participants).
  • Honoraria (translation into Inuktitut).

Eligibility requirements:

  • The knowledge-sharing activity must be organized and carried out by a student member of CEN and must not already be included in a grant program.
  • The activity involves travel costs in excess of those already provided for field work.
  • The activity must be related to CEN scientific programming.
  • The activity must be carried out in a northern community (as defined by the Northern Scientific Training Program).
  • The application must be submitted at least 20 working days prior to the activity.


  • Proof of display of CEN and FRQNT logos or acknowledgement of the CEN and FRQNT during the activity.
  • Short report on the event (maximum 300 words).
  • Photos of the event (note: for privacy reasons, please ensure that the people in the photos are not identifiable (e.g., from behind), or you must obtain permission from the people in the photos to publish the submitted photos). The photos provided may be used by CEN in its dissemination activities.

Evaluation criteria

  • Compliance with eligibility criteria
  • Level of visibility for CEN


A student member of the CEN is allowed to submit only one application per fiscal year (April 1 to March 30).


Requests may be submitted at any time by emailing the following form to at least 20 business days prior to the event.

Download the form. (FR)

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