The number of awards varies according to the budgets of participating departments and agencies.
Review procedures and 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 whose names will be placed on the inventory of approved candidates for a Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories.
Applicants will be informed by NSERC, whether their names have been placed on the inventory, approximately three months after receipt of a complete application.
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.
The names of the approved candidates will remain on the inventory for one full year or until they are offered a fellowship.
Announcement of competition results
Decisions are announced approximately three months after receipt of complete applications.
There are no deadlines for application to this program; applications are processed and reviewed as they are received.
For more information, see: Visiting Fellowships in Canada Website