Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
Undergraduate student research awards
[These awards] are meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields.
Students who are Canadian citizens or Landed Immigrants, and who have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of university with an average of 80% or above may apply. The assistantships will be awarded on the basis of grades, and the availability of projects and funds. The USRA will also be subject to the rules and regulations of NSERC.
The monthly stipend will be the minimum of:
- $1,900 for students completed first year of study,
- $2,000 for students completed second year of study,
- $2,100 for students completed third year of study,
- $2,200 for students completed fourth year of study,
which will include vacation pay and benefits.
For non-Waterloo students, a travel allowance will be provided by NSERC.
The awards will be held for 4 months either in the Spring (May to August), Fall (September to December) or Winter (January to April) terms.
The completed application package includes an official transcript (not required for University of Waterloo students), USRA application form (internal PDF), and NSERC Forms 202 Part I and Part II. The NSERC forms must be completed online.
>> go to NSERC Forms
Note: The applicant must arrange for the two (2) professors indicated on their application form to complete NSERC Form 202 Part II. Professors will only complete this form after your application has been accepted by the department.
Completed application packages should be addressed to:
Department of Physics & Astronomy,
University of Waterloo,
Students should contact their prospective supervisors directly.
Application deadline: January 16, 2013
Please Note: Applicants will be contacted by email. A rapid turnaround is required, so be sure to monitor your email regularly.