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Research & Development Corporation and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Industrial R&D Fellowships Supplement

Note: This supplement is no longer available.


See below

Application Deadline Anytime
How to Apply See below
Contacts See below

What is the purpose of the supplement?

The purpose of the RDC and ACOA IRDF supplemental support is to attract and develop the world-class talent required to drive innovation and R&D in Newfoundland and Labrador’s research-performing industrial companies. These supplements represent a strategic investment by RDC and ACOA in the highly qualified people required by industry.

Are you eligible to hold a supplement?

Applicants from Newfoundland and Labrador, and their host companies, who are eligible for NSERC’s Industrial R&D Fellowships can apply for supplemental support from ACOA and/or the RDC.

What kind of support does this supplement provide?

Supplemental support from the RDC and ACOA provide direct salary support to high-calibre doctoral graduates taking up industrial postdoctoral fellowship positions.

Value of supplement

RDC: $30,000/year for up to two years
ACOA: Varies, provided that the total funding from all government sources does not exceed 75 percent of the eligible project costs.

How do you apply?

Applications from Newfoundland and Labrador for RDC and ACOA support will be considered concurrently with an NSERC IRDF application.

The RDC requires applicants to complete a supplemental This link will take you to another Web site information sheet that can be included with the NSERC IRDF application. 

To be eligible for supplemental funding from the RDC, all IRDF applicants from Newfoundland and Labrador are required to attach a signed letter to their application that provides NSERC with permission to share their application package, all related documentation, and evaluation results with the RDC.

In addition to the standard application forms and requirements under its This link will take you to another Web site Business Development Program, ACOA requires applicants to provide a letter to their Newfoundland and Labrador office. This letter outlines the host company’s contributions (salary and benefits) to the IRDF award, so that potential ACOA contributions can be determined. Note: ACOA’s investment varies, provided that total funding from all government sources does not exceed 75 percent of the eligible project costs.  

Review procedures

Following NSERC’s peer review of the application, the RDC and ACOA will consider supporting applications based on the guidelines of their respective programs, with the final decision being communicated to the applicant and host company.


If jointly approved, all three organizations will make independent arrangements to communicate their commitment to the host company and applicant in support of the IRDF award.

For additional information, contact:

Research & Development Corporation
68 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, NL
A1B 2L9

Tel.:  709-758-0913
Fax: 709-758-0927
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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
John Cabot Building, 11th Floor
10 Barter’s Hill
P.O. Box 1060, Station C
St. John’s, NL 
A1C 5M5 (courier address use: A1C 6M1)

Tel.: 1-800-668-1010 or 709-772-2751
Fax: 709-772-2712
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