Visiting Fellowships In Canadian Government Laboratories Program ( No Deadline )



The Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program is a program that provides promising emerging scientists and engineers with the opportunity to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions.

It is administered by the National Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) on behalf of Canadian government laboratories and research institutions.


  • Open to all nationality, but two-thirds of awards will be made to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • A doctoral degree in the natural sciences or engineering from a recognized university within the past five years. Those currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a recognized university and are expected to complete all requirements for the degree (including the thesis defence) within six months of submitting your application are also eligible.
  • One can apply only twice for a Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories.

Value of Award:

C$50,503 per year (one year, renewable for up to two more years).

Number of Awards:

Varies according to the budgets of participating departments and agencies.

Application Deadline:

None. Applications are processed and reviewed as they are received.

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic Excellence: Scholarships and awards held; duration of previous studies.
  • Research Ability or Potential: Quality of contributions to research and development; relevant work experience and academic training; critical ability, capacity for critical thought and analysis; ability to apply skills and knowledge; judgment, originality, and curiosity; initiative and autonomy; enthusiasm for research; and determination and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time.
  • Communication Skills: Ability or potential to communicate scientific concepts clearly and logically in written and oral formats (e.g., quality of presentation of application, participation in the preparation of publications, special awards for oral presentations or papers).
  • Interpersonal & Leadership Abilities: Professional and relevant extracurricular interactions and collaborations (e.g., mentoring, teaching, supervisory experience, project management, chairing committees, organizing conferences/meetings, and elected positions held).
  • Justification for location of tenure and potential benefits to the government department (e.g., specific skills or experience that relate directly to ongoing research in participating government departments).

Canadian Departments & Agencies Supporting Fellowship:

Canadian Conservation Institute, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans, Health Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Application & Enquiries:
Tel: +1-855-275-2861,


Written by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, November, 2016.

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