Vector Institute’s Visiting Researcher Program Application

The Vector Institute invites applications to its Visiting Researcher Program from both early-career and established scholars working in machine learning and deep learning research and their applications.

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Are you working in a research area that is related to critical minerals, including critical mineral supply chains, on the Critical Minerals List?

Please refer to the Critical Minerals List

Are you working in a research area that is classified within one of the critical infrastructure sectors of the National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure?

Critical infrastructure refers to processes, systems, facilities, technologies, networks, assets and services essential to the health, safety, security or economic well-being of Canadians and the effective functioning of government. The National Strategy categorizes critical infrastructure as infrastructure that supports any of the following ten sectors:

  • Energy and utilities
  • Water
  • Finance
  • Safety
  • Food
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Information and communication technology
  • Health

Are you working in a research area that is related to goods or technology that are included on the Export Control List (ECL) of the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA)?

The ECL defines which goods and technology are controlled for export from Canada to other countries, regardless of their means of delivery. If you are working with items that are included on the ECL as part of this research project, you must answer “yes” to this question, whether or not you plan to export such items to someone outside Canada. More information on the requirements of the ECL can be found in the Export and Brokering Controls Handbook and in A Guide to Canada’s Export Control List. Completing this form does not exempt you from your obligations under the EIPA.

Are you working in a research area that may be considered dual-use as listed in List 1 of Annex A of the National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships?

This annex provides a list of sensitive research areas that may be updated periodically in accordance with the evolution of technologies, the military and intelligence applications of technology, and national security imperatives. These technologies can be sensitive and are often referred to as “dual-use”, meaning that they have military, intelligence, or dual military/civilian applications. Applicants should review this list according to their understanding of any potential applications of their research to assess whether their research may be considered dual-use.