NSERC Undergraduate Research Awards

Award type: 
Research awards
Award description: 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) rewards excellence and nurtures Canada's brightest young minds by funding top science and engineering students in Canada's post-secondary institutions. NSERC Undergraduate Research Awards enable the recipient to gain research experience by working full time with an NSERC grant holder on a research project in a university laboratory. These awards have a value of $6,000 (plus a required USRA top-up) and students are normally expected to work 35 hours per week for 16 consecutive weeks.

Value description: 

$6,000 plus a required USRA top-up

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • for students interested in pursuing research in the natural sciences, engineering, and math
  • refer to the Office of Research's website for full details
Year Two, Year Three, Year Four
Arts→Psychology; Engineering→Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Management Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology Engineering, Systems Design Engineering; Software Engineering; Environment→Climate and Environmental Change, Environment and Business, Environment, Resources and Sustainability, Geography and Environmental Mgmt, Geography and Aviation, Geomatics, Knowledge Integration, Planning; Health→Kinesiology, Public Health and Health Sciences; Mathematics→Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Business and CS (Double Degree), Business and Math (Double Degree), Combinatorics and Optimization, Computer Science, Information Technology Mgmt, Math/Fin.Analysis and Risk Mgmt, Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Finance, Mathematical Optimization, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics/CPA, Mathematics/Business Admin, Mathematics/Teaching, Pure Mathematics, Scientific Computation/Applied Mathematics, Statistics; Science→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology/CPA, Biotechnology/Economics, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Materials and Nanosciences, Mathematical Physics, Medicinal Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Science, Science and Business, Science and Aviation
Canadian citizen/permanent resident
Selection process: 
Application required
Winter, Spring, Fall
Application deadline: 
Additional instructions: 

Application instructions, deadlines, and links can be found on the Office of Research's website.

  • See contact detail below.
Contact detail: 

Information is also available from Department Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) coordinators. The contact list is posted on the Office of Research's website.