Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Choosing a USRA

The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to be part of a major research project, supervised by a university professor.

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If you have any questions or are interested in Departmental USRAs, please contact your acaemic unit.

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Value and Duration

Full-Time USRAs

The USRA program supports undergraduate students working in a graduate level research capacity with an academic supervisor.

Duration: 16 weeks, 35 hours per week

This USRA award is derived from two sources; the 'award' portion and a Faculty supplement:

  • The award portion is $6,000
  • The faculty supplement is valued at a minimum $2,512 + 9.8% (for statutory benefits)

Part-Time USRAs

The VPR Social Sciences & Humanities USRA is the only award which can be held part time.

Duration: 16 weeks, 17.5 hours per week

This USRA award is derived from two sources; the 'award' portion and a Faculty supplement:

  • The award portion is $3,000
  • The faculty supplement is valued at a minimum $1,256 + 9.8% (for statutory benefits)

USRA Table

There are various USRAs available with funding coming from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), SFU's Vice-President, Research (VPR) with additional awards funded through donors and/or departments.

Use the information below to find out which USRA is a fit for you. 

Review Eligibility

Please review the genereal eligibility to apply and to hold a USRA. 

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Natural Sciences and Engineering

Citizenship Eligibility
CDN/PR International SFU Student Non SFU Student
 
Citizenship Eligibility
CDN/PR International SFU Student Non SFU Student
 

VPR Social Sciences & Humanities

Citizenship Eligibility
CDN/PR International SFU Student Non SFU Student
 
Citizenship Eligibility
CDN/PR International SFU Student Non SFU Student