Summer Research Awards

For a list of projects currently available in our research labs, follow the link below.

USRA Stipend

Awarded positions must be held for a minimum of 16 weeks with the possibility of a longer term depending on the project. Stipend levels (which include a supplement from SFU), will be:

  • $2,200/month upon completion of 4th year
  • $2,100/month upon completion of 3rd year
  • $2,000/month upon completion of 2nd year

NSERC may provide a travel allowance, subject to the conditions outlined in the documentation on their website.


USRA Application

Before applying, check that you are eligible at the NSERC site

Application Procedure

  1. Fill out Form 202, Part 1 on-line, including uploading copies of your official transcripts
  2. Email scanned copies of the following to
    • Form 202, Part 1
    • a current official transcript, and
    • a short statment describing your research interests and relevant work experience
  3. Successful applications will be matched to a project. The project supervisor will complete Form 202, Part 2 so you can verify and finalize your NSERC on-line forms.

Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2019

SFU Physics USRA Coordinator 

Dr. Karen Kavanagh
Department of Physics
Simon Fraser University
Telephone: (778) 782-4244

Vice-President Research USRA

SFU International Students are not eligible for NSERC, and instead are encouraged to apply for a Vice-President Research USRA.
Please see the Dean of Graduate Studies' VPR USRA Page for more information.

Please send applications to no later than January 31, 2019