These awards are intended to stimulate the interest of undergraduate students in research by providing them with valuable experience in a scientific research environment, and to encourage them to undertake graduate studies. Students holding one of these awards must be exposed to research activities during their work period.
The Aboriginal NSERC USRA award is a parallel program of undergraduate student research awards for Aboriginal students. The Aboriginal NSERC USRA award is non-competitive and any student applying for the award who meets the eligibility criteria will be awarded a NSERC USRA.
Value of NSERC USRA Awards:
These awards have a minimum value of $5,625. Of this amount, $4,500 will be provided by NSERC and the remainder (at least $1,125*) will be provided by the supervisor.
*The supervisor’s portion can be from their NSERC grant or any of their other research grants. In spite of this latitude in source of funding, the supervisor of the student must be a faculty member who holds an active NSERC research grant.
Duration of Support
The duration of the NSERC USRA is 16 consecutive weeks.
Application forms are available online or from the Riddell Dean's Office. The letter of recommendation must be completed by a knowledgeable instructor, and it should be included in a sealed envelope in the application package. An official transcript is not required at this point in time, but the completed form must also be accompanied by the student’s academic web transcript. Incomplete forms may result in a negative award decision.
Deadline for Applications: JANUARY 25, 2019.
Applications due to Ilka Cudmore, Riddell Dean's Office, 440 Wallace Bldg.