NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards
INTERNAL DEPARTMENTAL APPLICATION DEADLINE for NSERC USRA: March 18, 2021
Physiology's quota this year is 2 awards.
Supervisor Eligiblity: supervisors no longer need to hold an active NSERC grant to supervise a USRA student.
Applicants must have completed a minimum of two terms at the time of application and by the start of the work term in May.
Awards made to Indigenous students will be in addition to your department's quota.
As these awards are competitive, departments are strongly urged to nominate only the most deserving students who can commit to the completion of the full 16-week work term.
Students must upload a PDF copy of either the academic history report/e-transcript/official paper transcript on NSERC’s online system when completing their application. (To ensure the authenticity of the transcript, we recommend that the Undergraduate Coordinator verify the transcript and make a PDF copy of the transcript for the eligible students to upload to the NSERC application), the e-transcript or academic history report that students can generate directly from ACORN are acceptable forms of a transcript.
Academic supervisors should supervise students at the department where they hold their primary appointment and/or where their grants are held. Quotas are not transferrable between departments. Supervisors with cross-appointments can supervise students at those departments with the Chair’s approval.
Start dates should not begin on a weekend/holiday and not before May 3rd, dates on all forms and nomination table should match.
Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Registered either full-time or part-time at the time USRA application
Must have obtained, over the previous years of study, a cumulative average of at least second class (a grade of "B or "B-", if applicable)
NSERC considers anyone that meets eligibility to apply for, and hold, grant funds according to NSERC’s Eligibility Criteria for Faculty (the supervisor need not hold an active NSERC award)
Hold, or have a firm offer of, an academic appointment at a Canadian Institution (minimum three-year position or tenure track) as of September 1, 2021
Be in a position that requires independent research and allows supervision of HQP
NSERC On-Line System – First time users need to register:
NSERC Initial registration for new users: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServices-ServicesEnLigne/Index_eng.asp
PHYSIOLOGY DEPARTMENTAL DEADLINE: March 18, 2021. Please email application package (Forms 202, part 1 & 2, student-supervisor certification and transcript) to the attention of Eva Eng @ firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 p.m. on this date. Late applications will not be considered.