NSERC USRA *undergraduate award*

NSERC USRA actively encourages FEMALE and ABORIGINAL applicants

  • NSERC is reminding you that the USRA program actively encourages women applicants in their pursuit of graduate studies and careers in science and engineering.
  • NSERC also encourages eligible Canadian Aboriginal students to apply.

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

Value & Duration

$6 000. from NSERC + min. $1 500. contribution from Supervisor

  • 16 consecutive weeks on a full-time basis 

Important eligibility 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:  09 April 2021

McGill webpage link to share with your students:   https://mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students/nserc-usra 

Required forms for Faculties and Departments

Application Materials:

Awarding and Payment Materials:


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