What is USRA?

NSERC's Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) are meant to stimulate students' interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage a student to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. If students would like to gain research experience in an academic setting, these awards can provide them with financial support through their host university.

Students who are offered a USRA, will work for 16 weeks of full-time employment and will be paid a minimum of $6,636 (based on current minimum wage rate of $11.40/hour) plus 4% vacation pay. In addition to any salary costs over NSERC's contribution, the supervisor is responsible for statutory benefit costs of 9.25%. All Canadian undergraduate students who have completed at least two term of their bachelor degree program are eligible to participate in the USRA program. For more information please visit NSERC website or contact  the Office of Research, University of Guelph by emailing research.services@uoguelph.ca .

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