Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Funding

Undergraduate Student Funding Opportunities

Targeted funding opportunities for undergraduate students include:

  • Undergraduate Student Research Internships Program: Provides undergraduate students with engaged research experiences and opportunities to learn new research methods and techniques alongside faculty mentors.
  • Head and Heart Program: Aims to open space for Indigenous students to use Indigenous Knowledge systems and language within undergraduate summer research projects across a wide variety of academic disciplines.
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) University Awards: Meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. If you would like to gain research experience in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support through your host university. NSERC encourages qualified Indigenous students to apply to this program.
  • Connections Program: Provides an opportunity for undergraduates in their final year in a faculty of engineering or computer science (possibly in collaboration with students from the business school or other faculties) to undertake a research or problem solving project defined by an industry partner and of specific relevance to the industrial participant's needs. While the program does provide research support, through practical industrial experience, its primary mandate is soft skills development including problem solving, relationship and team building, communications and presentation skills.

Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Funding Opportunities

Targeted funding opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars include:

Internal Opportunities

External Opportunities