The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) aim to stimulate the interests of students in the research fields of natural sciences and engineering and encourage students to pursue graduate studies as well as a research career in these fields. These awards target students interested in gaining practical work experience in their chosen areas of academic studies. Qualified Aboriginal students are encouraged to apply. The award provides $4,500 for a full 16-week period. Supervisors are expected to supply a supplement in the amount of a minimum of 25 percent of the award value from their NSERC grants.
Please refer to the following instructions and forms for completion and submission of an application to the NSERC USRA competition. Failure to comply with the instructions will result in your application being removed from the competition.
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The applicant must have obtained a cumulative average of at least second class (a grade of “B” or “B-”) Students with transfer credit from another institution must check eligibility with the Registrar's Office. The cumulative GPA shown on their Bridge account does not include transfer credit and thus, is not accurate for application purposes.
No hard copies of the application or supporting documentation will be accepted. A complete application must include:
For additional information see:
If you have questions, please contact Christine Picken, Research Officer, Office of Research Services.
Applications must be submitted by Monday, January 21, 2013 to the Office of Research Services, B610 University Hall.