2018/2019 Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program.
Effective October 13, 2017, applications will only be accepted if there is a statement of interest from a government scientist at an eligible laboratory. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Applications to the Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program will not be accepted after January 9, 2018. Existing funding commitments will be honoured.
The Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF)
Program provides promising emerging scientists and engineers with the
opportunity to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian
government laboratories and research institutions. Fellowships are
awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second and
third year, at the discretion of the government department concerned.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Applications to the Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program will not be accepted after January 9, 2018.
Eligible Countries: All
To be taken at (country): Canada
About the Award: Approved
candidates to be offered a fellowship will be selected by the
individual government departments. Successful applicants will be
notified by NSERC or by the interested government department.
Approximately three months after receipt of a complete application,
departments may request additional information (e.g., interviews) before
offering a fellowship.
must have received a doctoral degree in the natural sciences or
engineering from a recognized university within the past five years.
Your application will be accepted if you are currently enrolled in a
doctoral program at a recognized university; however, you must expect to
complete all requirements for your degree (including the thesis
defence) within six months of submitting your application.
you have withdrawn from the workforce and active research for maternity
leave, or to raise a child for at least one year, after you received
your doctorate, NSERC will extend the eligibility period to six years.
- You can apply only twice for a Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories.
You will not be allowed to take up your award until confirmation of completion of degree requirements is received. You may hold only one Visiting Fellowship.
are no restrictions on the nationality of applicants, but awards are
subject to a citizenship quota: two-thirds of awards must be made to
Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Successful candidates who are
not Canadians or permanent residents of Canada must satisfy Canadian
Selection Criteria: Selection
committees, appointed by the individual government departments, will be
responsible for the pre-selection of applicants, recommending only the
most meritorious applicants.
The selection committee will rate the applications according to the following 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;
- determination and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time;
- communication skills
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 and leadership abilities
and relevant extracurricular interactions and collaborations (e.g.,
mentoring, teaching, supervisory experience, project management,
chairing committees, organizing conferences/meetings, and elected
- 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).
Number of Awardees: The number of awards varies according to the budgets of participating departments and agencies.
Value of Award: $53,077 per year
Duration of Program: one year, renewable for up to two more years
How to Apply:
200 – Application for an Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship, an
Industrial R&D Fellowship or a Visiting Fellowship in Canadian
- Terms and Conditions of Applying Form (form-fillable)
To complete the Terms and Conditions of Applying Form, select the link above.
Award Provider: The
Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program is
administered by NSERC on behalf of Canadian government laboratories and