Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship Application

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If you meet the eligibility requirements, we welcome your application for the Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship.

To be eligible you must be:

  • A graduate student;
  • Enrolled at a Canadian university; and
  • Study Northern biology (northern is defined as locations that lie north of the southern limit of the discontinuous permafrost zone) 
The Scholarship Committee looks for:
  • Qualities of scholarship that the late Jennifer Robinson brought to her studies at the Institute's Kluane Lake Research Station;
  • Evidence of northern relevance; and
  • Commitment to field-oriented research
Value of Scholarship:  $5,000
Number of Scholarships awarded:  1 annually
Deadline to apply: January 20, 2024
We prefer that applications are submitted online (see form below), with three letters of reference e-mailed directly to AINA.
Transcripts can be uploaded or e-mailed directly to AINA.
* If applying for both the Jennifer Robinson & the Lorraine Allison Memorial Scholarships, please note that one set of transcripts is sufficient. Also, reference letters may be used for both application packages. Please ensure that this is noted in your cover letter.
To be considered, your application must include the following:
  • Cover Letter (please include an email address where we can contact you)
  • Brief description of the proposed research (2 to 3 pages), including a clear hypothesis, relevance, title and statement of the purpose of the research, the area and type of study, the methodology and plan for evaluation of findings. Any collaborative relationship or work should be briefly identified;
  • Three reference letters; 
  • Complete curriculum vitae;
  • Official transcripts (transcripts issued to students are acceptable); and
  • A list of current sources and amounts of research funding, including scholarships, grants and bursaries.

If you are unable to complete the application online, then please email the application to or mail it to:

Arctic Institute of North America                                
Attn: Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship
University of Calgary                                                 
2500 University Drive N.W., ES-1040                       
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4