NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) - WINTER TERM 2019

This notice is from the archives of The Notice Board. Information contained in this notice was accurate at the time of publication but may no longer be so.

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 Indigenous students to apply for this award.

The NSERC USRA provides a 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.

Note - Effective October 1, 2017, the Office of Research and Innovation Services requires that faculty members are required to supplement the summer studentships to adhere to current Alberta minimum wage requirements. Because these awards are now considered employment income by the Canada Revenue Agency, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI) costs also need to be included. Please see the Notice Board for more information on this decision.

Value: $4,500 NSERC funding plus a minimum $1,125 supervisor supplement

Duration: 16 consecutive weeks (January through April)

Application deadline: December 17, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Anticipated Notice of Decision date: December 21, 2018

Start date: January 7, 2018

ORIS Contact: Stacey Leavitt (403-329-2101 or stacey.leavitt@uleth.ca)

For full details about the program, eligibility, and how to apply, please refer to the ORIS Funding Database, or the attached PDF. 


Stacey Leavitt | stacey.leavitt@uleth.ca | (403) 329-5117 | http://www.uleth.ca/research/nserc-undergraduate-student-research-award-usra

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