NSERC Summer Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)


Deadline: January 10, 2019

Please email Jennifer Tilston [jennifer.tilston at uwo.ca] if you are interested in applying for a 2019 NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award.

To qualify for a USRA, a student must:

  • -be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada as of the deadline date for applications
  • -be registered, at the time you apply, in a bachelor's degree program at an eligible university
  • -have obtained, over the previous years of study, a cumulative average of at least second class (a grade of "B" or "B-," if applicable) as defined by your university; however we have been advised by the Science Dean's Office not to put forward applications of students with an average below 80%
  • -have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of university study (or two academic terms) of your bachelor's degree
  • -have been registered in at least one of the two terms immediately before holding the award in a bachelor's degree program at an eligible university
  • -not have started a program of graduate studies in the natural sciences or engineering, or currently be enrolled in a professional program (MD, DDS, etc), or hold a higher degree in natural sciences or engineering

NSERC websites with additional instructions

USRA stipends:

The NSERC USRAs are paid positions. For a full 16-week term, NSERC supplies $4500, which we top up according to a student's experience and according to NSERC's minimum 25% top up requirement. 

A list of our available research projects can be found here: Undergraduate Research Projects

Please contact our Faculty found at this link to ask if they would be willing to supervise an NSERC USRA recipient for Summer 2019: Faculty  

A list of past NSERC USRA winners can be found here: http://physics.uwo.ca/news/student_awards_archives/nserc_usra_award.html