AINA Grant-in-Aid

In 1994 a binational committee was established to administer the newly reinstated AINA Grant-in-Aid program. The committee accepts proposals for awards of $1000.00. Awards are aimed at young investigators, especially graduate students, to provide funding to augment their research. Funding can be used for travel, supplies, equipment and services, but not for salary or wages. Applicants must be enrolled in or affiliated with a scientist working at a U.S. or Canadian academic institution. Projects can entail field, library or office-intensive investigations. Proposals will be judged by a panel of experts and ranked for their relevance to Arctic issues, the overall quality and completeness of the proposed science, the excitement that the research may generate within the larger arctic community, and financial need.

Proposals should not exceed four pages double-spaced. A title, applicant’s name, introduction, objectives, methodology, anticipated results, period of performance and proposed use for the AINA award should be clearly stated. Total estimated budget for the project should be provided on a separate page and should clearly identify other anticipated and committed sources and amounts of funding.

A report to the committee will be required within one year following the award. Any report or publication resulting from the investigation should include acknowledgment of the AINA Grant-in-Aid Program. One electronic copy of all publications should be emailed to for inclusion in the ASTIS database and AINA digital Library.

Awardees are expected to become members of the Arctic Institute of North America. 

Proposals should be sent as a PDF attachment to Mark Johnson ( with the first line on the first page stating the applicant's name, email, phone, and mailing address. Proposals should be received no later than February 1, 2017. 

Notification will occur by April 1.