• Research Awards

    NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

    The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) grants research awards for summer employment. The selected students hold the award for 16 consecutive weeks, full time, usually May 1 to August 31.

    Value

    $4,500 + additional 25% department contribution

    Length of term

    16 weeks, usually May 1 to August 31

    Deadline

    February 

    Requirements

    Student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

    Registered, at the of application, in a Bachelor’s degree program at an eligible university

    Student must have obtained, over the previous years of study, a cumulative average of at least second class (a grade of B or B-”, if applicable) as defined by the university

    Student must have successfully completed all course requirements of at least the first year of their undergraduate program. Students in their final program year are eligible to apply providing they are not registered in a graduate program while they hold the award.

    How to apply

    Complete Form 202 Part I and II and submit using the NSERC online system. Include unofficial transcript available through SOLUS.

    For more information visit the NSERC website or contact our Undergraduate Program Assistant Irina Pavich irina.pavich@queensu.ca

    Charles Allan Thompson Undergraduate Research Award

    In memory of Charles Allan Thompson, Sci’37, the faculty of Engineering offers four Summer Research Awards to registered upper year students. International students are eligible to apply. Domestic students should apply for the NSERC USRA but will automatically be covered for the Thompson USRA.

    Value

    $4,500 + additional 25% department contribution

    Length of term

    16 weeks, usually May 1 to August 31

    Deadline

    February 

    For more information contact our Undergraduate Program Assistant Irina Pavich irina.pavich@queensu.ca

  • About ELEC 497

    For students considering graduate studies after their undergraduate degree or for students with an interest in exploring in depth some technical area in a more independently-driven research study, there is ELEC 497 - Research Project course. In ELEC497 a student would pair with a faculty member willing to supervise the student on a research project. Students interested in taking ELEC497 should contact individual professors in their area of interest to discuss potential research topics.

    For more info on this research course, please visit the ELEC 497 course page