Scholarly Activity Grant

Yukon University has established funding for research that will help support its scholarly activity goals of establishing a northern-focused university and relevant niche programming. 
The Yukon University Scholarly Activity Grant (SAG) is available to YukonU faculty, staff and students, including permanent and term faculty (within their term of service) to foster a culture of research and scholarship across all areas of the organization. 

Funding will be prioritized according to the following documents:

Yukon University Strategic Plan
Yukon University Academic Plan
Yukon University Research and Scholarship Plan 

Learn more about the criteria and guidelines and apply now!

YukonU Research Stories and the Scholarly Activity Grant

First ever publication on the ethnohistory of the Alaska Yukon borderlands

This publication documents the First Nations’ use of the upper Tanana River basin based on ethnographic, archival, and archaeological research.  

Honey, it’s cold outside - for bees 

This research explores whether insulating bee hives in the summer could benefit the overall health and productivity of bee colonies.
McIntyre Creek

Research opportunities in nearby McIntyre Creek

This data and subsequent analyses will improve our understanding of several cold region science topics.
Tree swallow nestlings in a monitored nest box in the Whitehorse area

Building a community of student researchers

Dr. Aitken is helping students develop research skills while building capacity for local research around the territory.

Get inspired. Get involved! Read more of our YukonU Research Stories