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:


This document is intended to provide guidance to researchers who plan to undertake research activities in Nunavut during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This guide provides information about Nunavut’s Scientists Act and how to obtain and renew a license under the act to conduct research in Nunavut. The guide is intended for researchers who work in the physical/natural, health, and social science research disciplines in Nunavut.