Undergraduate Student Research Award

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The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are meant to stimulate an undergraduate student’s interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. These awards are also meant to encourage students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in any of the fields that fall under the natural sciences and engineering umbrella.

More information

Research Services has prepared the following guides to assist you:

1- 2015-2016 USRA Application Checklist

2 – 2015-2016 USRA Program Guidelines

3 – USRA 2015_FAQs

Additional Deadline Notes

Students must contact the Undergraduate Student Coordinator in their Department in order to apply for the NSERC USRA

The March 13th, 2015 deadline is the date by which departments receiving a USRA allocation must have submitted all of the required information about their final nominees to the Research Services’ contact.

Tutorials are available on the NSERC web site at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/Videos-Videos/usra-brpct_eng.asp 

Contact Information

Mike Folinas
Research Funding Manager, Natural Sciences & Engineering
m.folinas@utoronto.ca | (416) 978-7118

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