For more information about NSERC USRA, including a summary of eligibility criteria and student deadlines, see information for NSERC USRA applicants.

Important eligibiltiy note:

Students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree must have been registered in a Bachelor’s degree at an eligible university in at least one of the 2 terms immediately previous to the award to be eligible to hold a USRA. For the purposes of this document, the terms of an academic year are: summer: May to August, fall: September to December, and winter: January to April.


Departments should verify their deadlines and administrative requirements with their faculties.

Deadline for faculties to submit nominations and payment information to GPS: April 17, 2017

Required forms for Faculties and Departments

Application Materials:

  • Checklist provided by applicant

Awarding and Payment Materials: