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Undergraduate Student Research Awards: NSERC
About the NSERC Award
NSERC awards are valued at $4,500 for a minimum of 16 weeks. The university will supplement this amount from other sources making salaries of at least $8,176 total. These awards are provided to encourage undergraduate student interest in research and graduate studies.
Who Should Apply
Eligibility for NSERC USRA:
 Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
 Students must be registered at the time they apply in a bachelor's degree program at an eligible university.
 Students must have obtained, over the previous years of study, a cumulative average of at least 2.67 or a B average.
 Students must have completed all course requirements of at least the first year of your bachelor's degree program.
 Students must not have started a graduate program.
 Students must be enrolled in fulltime study at the time of application. Female students or students of aboriginal descent are particularly encouraged to apply.
 Student eligibility criteria and application instructions are outlined on the NSERC USRA Webpage.
 If you are not found eligible for an NSERC USRA award, your application will automatically be submitted for a VPR award.
Full award information can be found on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website: NSERC USRA and VPR Sciences.
How to Apply
Please be sure to review full eligibility criteria; guidelines and application forms are on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website at NSERC USRA.
To do prior to January 20, 2020:
 Interested and eligible students should contact the supervisor with regards to the project they would like to work on.
 Students must create an NSERC Online Account and complete the application for an Undergraduate Student Research Award Form 202: Part I and upload scanned copies of their official or unofficial transcripts. Advising transcripts are not acceptable.
 Students must submit the following documents to the department:
 Cover letter with a ranked list of at least three choices of projects
 A hard copy of Form 202: Part I
 Photocopies of transcripts
 Their NSERC Online Reference number
 Two reference letters.
Your application should be emailed to the Mathematics Secretary to the Chair at mcs@sfu.ca.
*Please Note: While we do our best to match students up with their preferred projects/supervisors, we cannot guarantee a preferred match due to the competitive nature of the awards.
If you have questions, please contact:
Secretary to the Chair
Department of Mathematics
SCK 10503
Tel: 7787824238
Email: mcs@sfu.ca
Once You Are Selected
To do prior to January 31, 2020:
 Email your selected supervisor and have them complete Form 202: Part II; your supervisor will need to know your applicantâ€™s reference number to do so.
 Your proposed supervisor must complete Form 202: Part II online, print a hard copy to submit to the Mathematics Secretary to the Chair, and confirm with you.
 You must verify your application online and advise your supervisor. Do not submit yet.
 Your supervisor will submit the application online. This completes the NSERC administration process.
If you have questions, please contact:
Secretary to the Chair
Department of Mathematics
SCK 10503
Tel: 7787824238
Email: mcs@sfu.ca
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