NSERC USRA

NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA (NSERC) USRA

SUMMER 2022 competition is now closed

USRA Liaison Officer: Lola IYIOLA, Office of Research


Applications for Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) must be completed and submitted to the Canadian university where you wish to hold an award through NSERC's On-line System. Selected applications are submitted to NSERC by universities. No applications for university awards may be submitted directly to NSERC.

A student may submit only ONE application to the USRA competition. If a student applies for an NSERC USRA and is not successful, their application will automatically be considered for a TWU USRA.

Amount of Award: $9,772 ($6,000 NSERC funding, plus $3,772 supplemental funding)

Term of Award: 16 consecutive weeks, on a full-time basis (37.5 hours/week)

TWU CREATE Conference Requirement: USRA recipients are required to present a project at the TWU CREATE Conference in the Spring semester following their award.

Visit NSERC USRA for full details of the program, including application instructions and eligibility.

Online resources

REQUIRED Forms & INSTRUCTIONS

  • Instructions for Completing an Application - Form 202
  • NSERC USRA Research Aptitude 2022. Submit this document directly to the Office of Reserach & Graduate Studies, as per instructions thereon. Do not submit through the NSERC application portal.
  • Instructions for Official Transcripts (2022): For TWU transcripts, download your official transcript from your Student Portal. For transcripts from other academic institutions, follow that institution’s process for downloading an official transcript, and include with your application. Include the Grading Rubric for each separate institution with your submission.
  • Finally, forward your reference number to your proposed supervisor.

SUPERVISOR ELIGIBILITY for NSERC USRA: Tenure-track faculty in NSERC eligible disciplines. A supervisor may submit applications to supervise a maximum of two students in the NSERC USRA and TWU USRA combined.

SUBMIT RESEARCH APTITUDE TO ORGS


2022 NSERC USRA RECIPIENTS

*2022 USRA Recipients will present their research at TWU's 2023 CREATE Conference.

Recipient Name Supervisor Research Project
Hannah Merritt David Clements, PhD Bohemian knotweed (Reynoutria x bohemica) rhizome responses to extreme temperatures and flooding
Micaela Horngren-Rhodes Shane Durbach, PhD Synthesis and characterization of copper oxide micro/nanoparticle templates for micro/nanocarbons
Sarah Demian David Clements, PhD Characterizing the response of knotweed populations in riparian zones to extreme flooding
Abigail Cunningham Julia Mills, PhD Mitotic and Survival Functions of ILK and Abl in Brain Cells
Maximillian Laurence Miriam Buschhuas, PhD Chemical analysis of plant surface waxes as biomarkers for solving ecological questions

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