NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

Summer 2010

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a quota of 7 NSERC USRA's to be awarded to eligible students interested in working on a research project with a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The award is valued at $4500 and will be supplemented with an additional 25% (minimum) from the research supervisor for a total of $5,625.00 or $1,406.25/month.

The duration of the award is 16 consecutive weeks, on a full-time time basis, between May and August 2010.


Interested students should first contact one or more faculty members about their willingness to supervise a student in a research project over the coming summer. As some faculty members indicate their interest in supervising a summer student, copies of their project proposals can be obtained from Patty Jordan.

Upon finding a prospective research supervisor, students should complete, sign and submit Part I of form 202 (online at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServices-ServicesEnLigne/Forms-Formulaires_eng.asp); transcripts will be supplied by the department.

Submission of Application

Please submit your completed application to:

Patty Jordan
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Walter Light Hall, Rm 425
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6


After this date, the Department will rank the applications based on NSERC's guidelines and criteria http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/USRA-BRPC_eng.asp.  Successful applicants will be notified, by email, no later than 5 March 2010.

Complete details on the NSERC USRA program including eligibility requirements can be found on the NSERC website http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/index_eng.asp. Questions should be directed to Patty Jordan via email to patty.jordan@queensu.ca or in person at WLH-425.