The departmental deadline for 2023:  March 20, 2023

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

The Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences will be participating in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) Program for the summer of 2023. If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in MCS at the University of Toronto, you should seriously consider submitting an application. This program gives undergraduates the opportunity to work on a project with a clear research goal, under the supervision of a professor who is active at the forefront of their field. It is an excellent introduction to research in MCS, and gives undergraduates the opportunity to interact directly with professors, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Award Purpose:  To provide research experience that complements the degree program which will encourage students to consider graduate studies and pursue careers in the natural sciences and engineering.

Award Value: $6,000, plus a minimum 25% supplement ($1500) provided by the department. 

Award Duration: 16 full consecutive weeks.  Requests for shorter work terms must be approved by NSERC prior to the start of the award term.

Award Work Term: University of Toronto administers this program in the summer term only, between May 1 and September 1 of each year.

Award Administration: Research Services Office, University of Toronto.

Applications MUST be completed by students and their supervisors in the Online System.

Please submit PDF electronic copies of the following before Monday, March 20, 2023 to your discipline's Academic Advisor. Contact information can be found here

  • Form 1
  • Form 2
  • Student's transcript or the most recent academic history from ACORN

If you are interested in applying, please start by carefully reviewing the Program Guidelines, USRA FAQs and Application Checklist in the list below to understand eligibility and the process involved. 

Other opportunities can be found at U of T Research Funding Opportunities Database




Last updated 3-Mar-23