Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) allow undergraduate students to spend the summer working on a project with one of our research groups. The award is given for 16 consecutive weeks (4 months), and students usually start work at the beginning of May. Students gain valuable experience in a research setting, and interact with professors, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and other undergraduate students in the department. Eligibility criteria and other information about these awards is available on the NSERC website.

PLEASE NOTE: Application process for summer 2014 USRAs is now closed. Please check back in December 2014, for information about applying for a USRA for summer 2015.

Other Research Opportunities

If you are an undergraduate student who is interested in gaining some research experience (either during the academic terms or during summer), you are encouraged to contact our Department professors directly. Check out our Research pages for information on who is working in various areas.