Summer NSERC: University Summer Research Awards (USRA)

The object of this program, which is sponsored by NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council), is to stimulate students' interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering, and to encourage students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields.

To be eligible you must:

The award is valued at $4,500.00 and the term is 16 weeks (May 6 - Aug. 23). Before you complete your application you must find a faculty member in the School to work with. Your supervisor is expected to top up the grant to $7840.00 .

The following procedure is used to rank applications in the School of Computing. The ranking committee is to consist of the Undergraduate Chair and up to two other faculty persons who are not supervisors of USRA applicants.

The first step will be to remove applications from students whose academic record or research aptitude are deemed inadequate. The remaining applications are then ranked taking into account the following:

Ranking Criteria:

How to Apply

  1. Students must fill out Form 202, Part I on the NSERC website.
  2. Supervisors must fill out Form 202, Part II on the NSERC website.
  3. BOTH students and supervisors must submit a paper copy of their respective parts to (Goodwin 554, 613-533-6782) before the announced deadline, near the end of February.
  4. Students must also provide Karen with an OFFICIAL transcript, which can be obtain from the Registrar's office in Gordon Hall.

Do not submit more than one application; you should choose which project you want to be involved with before submitting your application.

For application information please visit the NSERC site.