Summer Research Projects

Applied Mathematics undergraduates are frequently employed doing research in the department during the summer months (and even during the school year on a part-time basis). These students earn money but equally importantly they gain experience to help them choose a future career.

To be qualified for an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award, a student must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • be registered (at the time he/she applies) as a full-time student in a bachelor's degree program in the natural sciences or engineering at an eligible university
  • 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 your university, however we have been advised by the Science Dean's Office not to put forward applications of students with an average below 80%.
  • not have started a program of graduate studies in the natural sciences or engineering, or currently be enrolled in a professional program (MD, DDS, etc), or hold a higher degree in natural sciences or engineering.

To be eligible, a student must find a supervisor for the summer.

Please email if you are interested in applying for a Summer 2018 NSERC USRA.

Application due date: Friday January 12, 2018

Please see the following NSERC website for additional information and instructions:

NOTE: There are summer research positions not associated with NSERC Research Awards. Interested students should speak to individual professors directly.