Researcher in Residence Program

Researcher in Residence Program: 2022-2023 call

Application deadline: 11 March 2022

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is inviting the global research community to apply for residencies of three to 12 months at our facilities in Victoria, British Columbia to foster interdisciplinary initiatives and expand use of ONC observatories, data, and resources.

Applications are invited across disciplines of basic and applied research. Selections will be based on research excellence, interdisciplinarity, and relevance of proposed research to ONC research priorities, as outlined in the ONC 2030 Strategic Plan. Submissions will be reviewed by ONC science staff and members of ONC’s Ocean Observatory Council.

Selection Criteria

Research Excellence

  • Recognized standing and contribution of the nominee to their field of research, as assessed by scholarly contributions and major recognitions.
  • Demonstrated capacity to shape the direction of research.

Interdisciplinary Perspective

  • Importance of the nominee’s work beyond domain-specific impact, as judged by the breadth of their scholarship across multiple disciplines.
  • Track record of engagement across disciplines and sectors beyond academia.

Quality and Relevance of Proposed Research

  • Quality of proposed research and other activities while in residence at ONC.
  • Alignment with ONC research priorities and use of ONC infrastructure and/or data.


Residencies are full-time for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 12 months. ONC will provide an equipped workstation as your primary work space and staff support in areas such as data access and processing. A fixed monthly allowance of CA$2,000 to cover lodging and living expenses in the Victoria area is provided to successful applicants, but is not available to residents of Southern Vancouver Island. Reimbursements for travel to and from ONC will not be covered. We anticipate that the successful applicants will receive a letter of invitation at the end of March or early April. The residency will be subject to possible future pandemic restrictions.


Apply here (Survey Monkey) with the following:

  • Your proposed dates (minimum of three months, maximum of twelve).
  • A Curriculum vitae (maximum five pages).
  • A statement of interest and description of proposed research activities.
  • A description of how you propose to engage with ONC staff and the broader ONC research community.
  • A proposed title/subject area for a guest lecture and/or other public event.
  • In-kind support being offered by your institution.

Questions? Contact Kim Juniper, Chief Scientist or Benoît Pirenne, Director of User Engagement