Summer Research Awards

The 2022 guidelines [PDF - 147 kB] and application form [PDF - 375 kB] for FoM & FoS Summer Research Awards (NSERC USRA and other awards).

The deadline for delivery of applications is January 13, 2023.

Because of some of the changes for this year (2023), please ensure that students applying through your department use the new form. Changes include:

  • Two endowed awards are reserved for international students (who are also considered for most of our endowed (non-NSERC) awards)
  • Minimum supervisor supplement will be $3000. We encourage supervisors to provide a supplement higher than the minimum if possible. (To put this into context, a USRA plus $3000 pays a student $13.39/hour for working 16 weeks at 35 hours/week.)
  • As was the case last year, supervisors are not required to hold NSERC funding, but the project must be of the type funded by NSERC. We are therefore asking supervisors for a brief description of the proposed project.

For USRA rules and eligibility see:

The value of all our endowed research scholarships by the same amount ($1500). Together with the minimum supervisor contribution of $3000, the minimum summer scholarship will be valued at $9000. (For 16 weeks at 35 hours/week, this works out to just over $16/hour.) We encourage research supervisors to provide more than the minimum if they are able.

Barb Bigelow
Department Coordinator

Potential research supervisors that are accepting NSERC Summer students:

Archibald, J. M. Genome Evolution, Endosymbiosis, Molecular Phylogeny
Bearne, S. L. Enzyme Catalysis and Inhibition, Protein Structure and Function, Chemical Biology
Fairn, G. D. (Pathology) Organelle biology, ER contact sites, and vesicular trafficking; post-translational protein acylation; host-pathogen interactions and inflammation; signal transduction and actin cytoskeleton in macrophage
Kramer, J. M. Epigenetics and chromatin in brain function
Langelaan, D. N. Structural biology, cellular signalling, and protein engineering
Rainey, J. K. Structural Biology and Biophysical Characterization of Proteins
Roger, A. J. Genome, Organelle and Protein Evolution