The departmental deadline for 2024:  March 13, 2024

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 this upcoming summer session. 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 ($1,500) provided by the department. 

Award Duration: 16 full consecutive weeks.  

Award 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, Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, University of Toronto.

If you are interested in applying, please start by carefully reviewing the 2024 USRA Program Guidelines to understand eligibility and the process involved. Additional information can be found on the NSERC USRA website.

Applications MUST be completed by the student and their supervisor in the NSERC Online System.

Submit the PDF documents listed below to your discipline's academic advisor. For Computer Science, submit to Yvette Ye (yvette.ye@utoronto.ca); for Mathematical Sciences or Applied Statistics submit to Laura Ferlito (laura.ferlito@utoronto.ca). 

  • Form 202, Part 1
  • Form 202, Part 2
  • Student's electronic academic record or transcript.

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

After applications have been reviewed by the department, only supervisors of the final nominees will be asked to complete an MRA online.





Last updated 5-Feb-24