USRA | NSERC & VPR

USRA - Undergraduate Student Research Awards

The objectives of the Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) programs are to encourage students to pursue graduate studies and then a research career in these fields.

Please note that working on one of these projects can be counted toward a Co-op Practicum Semester - please consult the SFU Web site on Co-operative Education for further details.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will provide SFU with 74 USRAs in 2016. In addition, SFU's Vice-President, Research (VPR), will be supporting an approximately 58 additional undergraduate students who are working with faculty members who hold research grants (independent of source) through the VPR USRA program.

More information can be found on the Dean Of Grad Studies Website

Interdisciplinary Students -  (i.e., students who have not yet declared their major or who are applying to a department that is not the department of their major) are permitted to apply. If a student is considering working with more than 1 supervisor on different research projects they are permitted to submit two applications. Furthermore, students with a supervisor who holds a joint faculty appointment can apply to both of the departments in which the faculty member holds the joint appointment. Ultimately, the student can only hold 1 USRA in a competition year.

 

Eligibility – Quick Summary

  NSERC USRA VPR USRA
Can International Students Apply No Yes
Can Non-SFU Students Apply Yes No
Does funding held by the Supervisor have to be an NSERC Grant Yes
No
Can the student take courses while holding awards No No

Summer 2017 USRA Projects

Current Project Details

*2017 USRA Competition CLOSED*

NSERC USRA

Application Details

VPR USRA

Application Details

Past Award Holders

NSERC/VPR USRA

2017 Current NSERC Award Holders

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2017 Current VPR Award Holders

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