NSERC CREATE LEAP will officially begin in September 2023 and as such, we are currently searching for the student trainees who will comprise the first LEAP cohort.

If you are a graduate or undergraduate student interested in permafrost research and northern studies, and you are eager to gain foundational knowledge and professional skills to prepare you for a career in or closely related to the North, this program is designed to do just that!

Opportunities Student Trainees Get Out of LEAP…

The LEAP training program will provide student trainees with online learning opportunities related not only to further developing their research understanding, but also with northern-specific professional skills. Online training will include both independent learning and frequent opportunities to discuss ideas and topics alongside diverse groups of people who share similar research interests.

Core principles of this program are that it is collaborative and inter-disciplinary, meaning you will have the chance to expand your network and receive mentorship and internship opportunities alongside program partners who are experts and professionals working in the fields that require permafrost-related expertise.

Last, this program offers you an in-person learning opportunity in the North to gain experience working in a northern context, through an exciting ten-day northern field school. The dates and location of this event will be announced soon!

Participation in LEAP also provides both graduate research funding and covers travel-related expenses for its trainees.

Join Us!

If you are already planning to begin research this fall related to the scope of better understanding, adapting, and addressing permafrost thaw challenges alongside a LEAP co-applicant or collaborator, we’d love to hear from you.

Please contact us with any questions.

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