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Deadlines & Application Procedures
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NSERC and VPR USRA Sciences Competition
VPR USRA Social Sciences and Humanities Competition
How to Apply
Use the Choose a USRA to find the right USRA for you; be sure to read complete eligibility.
Contact the program
Email the contact for the department you wish to hold the USRA in or contact the supervisor you wish to hold the award with.
Prepare and submit your application
Submit the VPR USRA application form and transcripts directly to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15th.
Receive award offer/update
Award offers/updates are typically emailed within two weeks of submitting your application.
|March 1||Students submit applications directly to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies beginning March 1st.|
|March 30||GPS sends each department an updated list of USRA holders. Departments must inform GPS of any changes.|
|April/Aug/Dec||Departments send Payroll all required forms (personal data and PAF forms) for awards starting in May, September or January respectively.|
|May/Sept/Jan||SFU students are paid the award portion through their go.sfu account and the supervisor’s supplementary portion through payroll.
NOTE: go.sfu direct deposit is different than payroll’s direct deposit and students may need to sign up for both