NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) - WINTER TERM

The NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are meant to nurture your interest and fully develop your potential for a research career in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies in these fields. If you would like to gain research work experience that complements your studies in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support through your host university. NSERC encourages qualified Aboriginal students to apply for this award.

The NSERC USRA provides a nontaxable stipend of $4,500 for the duration of sixteen consecutive weeks at 35 hours of work per week. The faculty supervisor provides a top-up to the NSERC portion. See attached PDF for full competition guidelines and how to apply.

* NOTE: NSERC has revised their guidelines on eligibility of health based research.  Please review the following link to ensure that your proposed project is eligible.


Agency Name: 
Contact Name: 
Stacey Leavitt
Grant Amount: 
$4,500 NSERC funding plus a minimum $1,125 supervisor supplement. The University provides a top-up to ensure minimum wage is received by all NSERC USRA students.
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Monday, December 17, 2018
Internal Deadline: 
Monday, December 17, 2018
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: