Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award
The Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award (AANSEA) aims to engage Aboriginal students and fellows in promoting interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering by visiting Canada’s Aboriginal communities and schools and sharing their research and education experiences or participating in science promotion events and activities.
- be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
- be an Aboriginal person;*
- be registered full-time in a degree program in the natural sciences or engineering (NSE) at an eligible institution or be employed at an eligible institution as a postdoctoral fellow in the NSE;
- have obtained, over the previous years of study (minimum of two academic terms), a cumulative average of at least second class (a grade of "B" or "B-", if applicable) as defined by your institution.
* For the purposes of this document, NSERC uses the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982 definition of Aboriginal peoples as including the Indian, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada.
What expenses does this award cover?
The award will cover costs associated with the proposed science and engineering promotion activity and Aboriginal community visit. These include costs incurred for your:
- travel (air, rail, car rental, taxi, etc.);
- accommodation (hotel, etc.);
- material and supplies needed for demonstrations or experiments;
- incidental expenses (photocopying, faxes, etc.).
Value of award
The value of the award will be based on the budget proposed in your application, up to a maximum of $5,000. You may hold only one award per fiscal year.