Arctic Inspiration Prize

The Arctic Inspiration Prize is intended for multidisciplinary teams who have made a substantial, demonstrated and distinguished contribution to the gathering of Arctic knowledge and who have provided a concrete plan and commitment to implement their knowledge into real world application for the benefit of the Canadian Arctic, its Peoples and therefore Canada as a whole. Up to 10 Prizes, with associated awards totaling $3 million CAD, are presented annually to distinguished teams on a competitive basis. The awards are to be used towards the proposed knowledge implementation plan; they are not personal cash prizes.

Eligibility: The team leader and a majority of team members are Northerners.

Note: If institutional nomination  is sought (individuals may also nominate candidates outside of the institutional process), please submit a candidate suggestion form by the internal deadline to recommend a candidate to the President’s Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes. For more information, please contact

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Upcoming Deadlines

October 12, 2023October 12, 2023 *
July 13, 2023 Jul. 13, 2023 July 13, 2023 16:00:00 July 13, 2023 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Arctic Inspiration Prize Recognizes excellence and encourages teamwork among diverse groups in order to use or expand Arctic knowledge. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.