Undergraduate Research Awards

If you are an undergraduate student and would like the opportunity to work alongside a faculty member or a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), you should apply for the Undergraduate Research Award (URA). 

Our faculty members are interested in working with exceptional, motivated students from a wide range of scientific backgrounds. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary research community, spanning mathematics, computing science, physics, chemistry, and engineering.

You also get to:

  • Prepare for your graduate studies and research careers
  • Gain a broad exposure to the field of quantum information processing
  • Attend IQC seminars, lectures and student talks

IQC also welcomes final year students interested in doing their undergraduate research projects.

Application information

Depending on whether you are an international student or a Canadian student there are different document requirements and award values. Make sure that you read the information that applies to your situation.

The application for a Summer 2020 URA is now open. Deadline to apply is Monday, January 6, 2020.

Add to your summer experience at IQC

If you are one year from finishing your undergraduate program and want an Undergraduate Research Award in the summer, we have an additional opportunity for you. You can apply to attend a two-week workshop - the Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP).

If you apply to USEQIP and specify your interest in the Undergraduate Research Award, you do not need to fill out the 2020 award application.

Educational programs

QKD - Quantum Key Distribution Summer School

USEQIP - Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing

QCSYS - Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students

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