Undergraduate research

Are you an undergraduate student interested in gaining research experience in an academic setting?

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Undergraduate student research award

You may be eligible to receive an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). Eligible areas of research include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Earth science
  • Environmental science
  • Math
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary studies that bridge subjects

NSERC undergraduate student research assistantships

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) funding is available for undergraduate students in the School of Engineering, the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Health and Exercise Science within the Faculty of Health and Social Development. Visit the NSERC website for instructions and application forms.

For more information, visit your Faculty’s specific NSERC-URSA information pages: