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SOI launches POLAR Inspiration Grant program

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 20151313 Views

Students on Ice, in partnership with Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR), have launched the POLAR Inspiration Grants program with a total budget of $15,000 for initiatives led by SOI’s Arctic alumni that benefit a community, area or region in the Canadian Arctic. Each proposed project is eligible for a grant of up to $5,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be an SOI alumna/alumnus from Northern Canada; propose a project that benefits a community, area or regions of the Canadian Arctic; form a project team that includes an SOI-approved mentor(s); and complete the project before March 1, 2017.

Students on Ice expeditions are life-changing journeys that educate, inspire and empower youth across the sciences, culture and the arts. Through the POLAR Inspiration Grant, SOI provides northern alumni an opportunity to leverage their experience on expedition and SOI’s global network of alumni and experts to benefit the Canadian Arctic.

The POLAR Inspiration Grants are an initiative of SOI’s Arctic Youth & Partnership program, developed to support SOI’s Arctic alumni through educational and professional opportunities as well as the resources and mentorship to make a difference in their communities.

Learn more about the POLAR Inspiration Grant program, eligibility and how to apply by following the link below.

All interested alumni must submit an Expression of Interest to by January 15th, 2016.

About Polar Knowledge Canada

The POLAR Inspiration Grant Program is generously funded by Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR). Within its broader mandate, POLAR works to develop strong and healthy communities in Canada’s Arctic with long-term outcomes of improved infrastructure and diversified economic opportunities as well as improved health, community wellness and resiliency.

POLAR has identified that inspiring, motivating and supporting Arctic youth to continue their education, to pursue a career in science and technology or in industries that operate in the Arctic and to become engaged members of their communities is key to generate these long-term outcomes.

For more information contact:

Caitlyn Baike
Arctic Youth & Partnerships Manager
Students on Ice


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