Each summer, many students have the opportunity to work alongside professors in their research labs. If you are considering Graduate Studies, a summer research award will give you first-hand experience with a research project – give it a try.
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.
If you have any questions or concerns with the application, contact information is in the right panel of this web page.
Ranking will be based on the student’s Cumulative GPA for all awards, except the Jack Prior Award. The Jack Prior award is selected based on the student’s community involvement and/or leadership, but students must also hold a minimum GPA of 3.5.
NSERC: These awards have a minimum value of $6,000. Of this amount, $4,500 will be provided by NSERC and the remainder (at least $1,500*) will be provided by the supervisor.
Faculty of Science: These awards have a minimum value of $5,500. Of this amount, $3,750 will be provided by the Office of the Dean of Science and the remainder (at least $1,750*) will be provided by the supervisor.
The Jack Prior Memorial Undergraduate Summer Research Prize and the H.D. Gesser Undergraduate Summer Research Prize in Chemistry: These awards have a minimum value of $6,000. Of this amount, $4,500 is funded by donor support and the remainder (at least $1,500*) provided by the supervisor.
The duration of the NSERC, Faculty of Science, HD. Gesser and Jack Prior award is 16 consecutive weeks. If a supervisor wishes to extend this period, the difference will have to be provided from the supervisor’s grant(s).
Students may undertake their research project through any department in the Faculty of Science.
Forms may be downloaded using the links in the right panel of this web page.
Forms must be completed by the student, while the Recommendation Section of a form must be completed by the proposed supervisor. An incomplete form may result in a negative award decision.
No paper copies of applications will be accepted – fill out and submit the file you downloaded.
Before submitting, append your name to the end of the file name. E.g. “USRA-application-2017” will become “USRA-application-2017 – My Name”
Submit your file to Tanya Martel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Depending on your Department, submit your application to the appropriate e-mail address below.
Sylvia Lapointe – email@example.com
Keith Travis – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynne Hermiston – email@example.com
John DiNoto – firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Carter – email@example.com
Physics & Astronomy
Wanda Klassen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Smith – email@example.com
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