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NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards and Student Research Awards for Black and Indigenous Students

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards Programs

Internal application deadline at UofT Research Services will be in mid-March. A firm date will be set in January.  Each department sets their own deadlines.

The undergraduate student research awards are available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents registered as full-time students in eligible undergraduate programs in the natural sciences or engineering at the time of application. When the award is applied for, the student must have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of university study (or two academic terms) of your bachelor's degree, and must not have started a program of graduate studies. Students must have obtained a cumulative average of at least second class (B) over the previous years of study. Students are eligible if they are registered in a bachelor’s degree program leading to an honours degree or a degree with a major. Candidates for undergraduate professional degrees in the health sciences (eg MD, DDS, BScN) are not eligible to hold these awards. 

The awards have a value of $4,500. A travel allowance may also be granted if the award is taken at another Canadian university. The work must be performed under the supervision of a faculty member who holds an active NSERC research grant. The normal duration of the award is 16 consecutive weeks. Universities are required to supplement each award by at least 25%. Universities may also provide fringe benefits.

Please Note: Students should apply through the supervisor’s department. Individual departments may have their own internal deadline for receipt of applications.

Research Funding Officer, Natural Sciences and Engineering
Keti Dzamova
Phone:  (416) 976 - 7517
E-mail:  keti.dzamova@utoronto.ca