Student Application

Forward application to the contact person of the position you are interested in within the department/unit including:

  1. Completed University Student Profile. (Here's the word format Form 2.)
  2. Completed NSERC Form 202 Part 1. (Please Note: If you have never applied for USRA before, you will not have a PIN number. Therefore, you can leave the column blank. You will be assigned a PIN number when you receive an award.) You must complete this form online. Go to and click on On-line Services (top left hand). A screen will pop up saying First-time user? Register. Scroll down, click on registration. Create an account. After creating an account, you can click on Forms- Students, select Form 202 - Part 1and start completing and saving data. Contact the department offering the position if you have questions.
  3. Attach an unofficial summary of grades. (Students who are offered a USRA position, must upload an unofficial summary to NSERC in order to verify Part 1 and receive a reference number by the online system. Please note: Previous USRA applicants will use the same reference number, but NSERC will change the status to "in progress" for 2017 competition.)
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1