OPPORTUNITIES AT CNSC
for your subarctic research
The Churchill Northern Studies Centre offers unparalleled research opportunities.
It is the only field station in Canada to offer year-round hospitality and logistical support at the intersection of three distinct eco-zones.
Want to pursue your project with us? Apply now!
Why choose the cnsc?
Together, we can understand and sustain the north
The Arctic and subarctic are markedly understudied, since harsh environments and remote locations make northern research a daunting, expensive, and often dangerous task.
The Churchill Northern Studies Centre makes it easier, more affordable, and safer for you to pursue your work.
With laboratory space, equipment, vehicle rentals, accommodations, cafeteria, and storage space all on-site, you can focus on your research and leave the rest to us.
Plus, our full-time science staff are available year-round to help with coordination, logistics, data collection, and equipment monitoring as required.
All of these services are offered at extremely competitive rates.
The Churchill Northern Studies Centre offers funding support for its research users through the Northern Research Fund (NRF).
The NRF is a matching funds program, meaning the award takes the form of matching user- and vehicle-days for successful applicants to offset the cost of accommodation at the CNSC and research in the north.
Applications are accepted annually in the winter. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to receive notifications about the NRF.
History of Success
The CNSC has supported the work of over 300 researchers through logistical support and the Northern Research Fund.
CNSC has supported the research for over 500 journal articles and theses have been published in a diverse array of fields.
We’ve selected a few recent projects that we’ve been involved with to brag about some of the smart, passionate people we are so privileged to get to work with.
This is just a tiny sampling of the research we support. If you’d like to explore a broader view of research projects we’ve been a part of, check out Research Projects.
Fees for Researchers
Wherever possible, the CNSC endeavours to provide secure storage facilities, staff assistance, and logistical support to meet the needs of all research conducted at the facility.
A part of our mission, we subsidize room and board for researchers.
Room & Board
Current fees for researchers:
$89/night (first 14 nights in a year*)
$73/night (night 15 and beyond)
Fees effective April 2023:
$93/night (first 14 nights in a year*)
$76/night (night 15 and beyond)
Eligibility for long-term rate is determined by individual, not by research team.
Subsidized rates are not available from October 15 to November 30.
Fees include CNSC subsidy. Subsidized rates are not available from October 15 to November 30.
*Year is from April 1 to March 31.
SUV (6 to 8 occupants)
Half day: $50
Full day: $80
Passenger van (up to 15 occupants)
Half day: $90
Full day: $150
2WD Pick-up (2 to 3 occupants)
Half day: $40
Full day: $70
Passenger bus (up to 24 occupants)*
Half day: $200
Full day: $300
Passenger bus (up to 44 occupants)*
Half day: $250
Full day: $400
Half day: $60
Full day: $110
*Fees for passenger bus do not include operator fee.
**Snowmobile rental includes use of komatik (sled) or toboggan where available.
Bicycles are available to guests for rent free of charge on a first come, first served basis.
Technical Service Fees
Please call for rate
Bear guarding services*
$25/ hour OR $150/day
*Subject to staff availability.
These services may be made available on a reduced cost-recovery basis for graduate students or those with modest funding.
2m cubed – approx. 1 pallet – shared
Unheated: No charge
Large storage room
45m cubed – 9.5′ x 16′ x 10′ – private
Recreational vehicles and sleds
shared indoor storage
Roadworthy insured vehicles