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NSERC Undergraduate Research Awards 2012 - Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012 Print E-mail


NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards for 2012 in Chemistry and Chemical Biology



All interested and highly qualified undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to the McMaster Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology for an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA).


Students receiving NSERC USRA awards work full time for 16 weeks during the summer in one of the department’s research laboratories. USRA provide students with invaluable research experience and unique learning opportunities in Chemistry and Chemical Biology.


Students from McMaster or other universities are eligible, with preference given to students in Level II or Level III Honours Chemistry or Honours Chemical Biology programs.


Students should discuss their application and research projects with a potential supervisor before submission to the Department. Part one of the NSERC USRA form is filled out by the student, while part two is completed by the potential research supervisor. An official up-to-date transcript must be submitted together with applications. Please note that hand-written applications will not be accepted. For more information please contact Jane Garneau in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Office, ABB 156, by phone at ext. 23490, or by email at


Students with NSERC USRA awards will receive the following total stipends over 16 weeks:

                                        $7700 – students completing level II

                                        $8100 – students completing level III

                                        $8500 – students completing level IV


Information about the NSERC USRA awards program and application forms are available on the NSERC website:


Please send your completed application to Jane Garneau in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Office (ABB 156) no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2012.

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