The Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) is your gateway to scientific research in Nunavut! NRI is responsible for licensing research in the health, natural, and social science disciplines, as required under Nunavut’s Scientists Act. We act as a clearinghouse for information on research in Nunavut and we provide mentorship, guidance, and support to scientists working throughout the territory. NRI ensures that Nunavummiut are consulted and engaged in research, and we help to broker research partnerships that address needs and concerns of Nunavummiut. As the science division of Nunavut Arctic College, we provide opportunities for Nunavummiut to gain hands-on skills, training and experience in applied science and research.

To apply for a Science Research Licence please complete one of the following online application forms:


The NRI's user fee schedule for logistic support services have been updated.  The new daily fee (per individual) for accommodation in the NRI's research bunkhouses in Arviat, Igloolik, and Iqaluit is now $75/day for all researchers.

As the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Nunavut continue to evolve, NRI has updated our guidelines for researchers working in Nunavut during the COVID-19 Pandemic to include important new information.