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NRC Research Associateships


To give promising scientists and engineers an opportunity to work in a challenging research environment during the early stages of their research careers.

Salaries are revised annually. Further information is available from the website.


Open to nationals of any country, although preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada. Applicants should have acquired a PhD in natural science or a Master's degree in an engineering field within the last 5 years or should expect to obtain their degree before taking up the associateship. Selections will be made on a competitive basis with a demonstrated ability to perform original research of high quality in the chosen field as the main criterion.

Quantity Available

Approx. 50


  • Annual

Award Value

The current annual Ph.D. recruiting rate is $52,940 (plus allowance of $8,000).

Application procedure

Applicants must fill out the online application form, available on the website external link

Closing date

Applications are accepted at any time

Study Level

  • Postgraduate

National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is a dynamic, nationwide research and development organization committed to helping Canada realize its potential as an innovative and competitive nation.

Contact Details

  • 613 993 9101
  • 613 952 9907
  • 1200 Montreal Road
    Building M-58
    K1A 0R6

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) by using the links below.


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