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.
* You 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 defense) within six months of submitting your application.
* If you have withdrawn from the workforce and active research for maternity leave, or to raise a child for at least one year, after you received your doctorate, NSERC will extend the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.
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: Visit link below.