Summer Research Internships: USRI & NSERC-USRA

Western Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program (USRI) 

The Western Undergraduate Summer Research Internships (USRIs) provide undergraduate students with an engaged research experience where students are given the opportunity to learn new research methods and techniques, along with gaining critical skills needed to excel within a dynamic and evolving career sector. This program also supports faculty members to further their research programs.

The closing date for receipt of applications is February 10, 2024 at midnight. E-mail inquiries are welcome. Applicants should arrange to have one reference letter sent to

Interested individuals should send the application form along with a recent grade report to
Attention: Jane Bai

USRA/USRI Application form

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

USRAs are meant to nurture your interest and fully develop your potential for a research career in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies in these fields. If you would like to gain research work experience that complements your studies in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support through your host univernsity. NSERC encourages qualified Indigenous students to apply for this award.

Deadline to submit your application: February 10, 2024 at midnight

Applications should be sent to

USRA/USRI Application form

additional required items for USRA


NSERC (National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)