INTERNAL APPLICATION Deadline for Summer 2020: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 4:00 P.M.

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.

Amount of Award: $9300 ($4500 NSERC funding, plus $4800 supplemental funding)

Term of Award: 16 consecutive weeks, on a full-time basis (40 hours/week)

UGRC Requirement: *USRA recipients are required to present a project at TWU's annual Undergraduate Research Conference in the Spring semester.

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

Additional online resources:

Application Forms

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

*NSERC will be updating its online information in January 2020.


*2019 USRA Recipients will be presenting their research at TWU's UGRC 2020 on Thursday, April 9th.

Recipient Name Supervisor Research Project
Nathan Ahrendt Sam Pimentel, PhD Modeling upper ocean temperatures in the Salish Sea
Mikayla Bakker Eve Stringham, PhD Osmotic stress and pathogen resistance
Maria Goncharova David Clements, PhD Dispersal, germination, and performance of hybrid knotweed seeds
Samuel Louw Chad Friesen, PhD Telechelic perfluoropolyalkylethers containing micro-carbon cages
Peter Mittermaier Anita Cote, PhD Adaptive ventricular-vascular interactions following high-intensity interval training
Justin van Heek Herbert Tsang, PEng, PhD Design Space Exploration - Understanding Human Movements

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