Undergraduate Summer Research Awards

Undergraduate summer research awards are available for undergraduate students as a way to compensate for the work and time they are spending on the summer research opportunity. Many of these awards are allocated by a competitive application process and typically require you to independently find a faculty supervisor.

Below is a summary of the different summer research awards available. Check with your department’s undergraduate office for more information and to learn about other research awards that may be available. 

Department Pages on Undergraduate Summer Research Awards 

Each department posts more information on their available research awards and the application process. Students can find more information by visiting the departmental pages below.

DepartmentUndergraduate Research AwardsNotes
First Year Office• First Year Summer Research FellowshipCheck with the First Year Office for details
Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry • NSERC USRAs
• Department Summer Research Fellowship Awards
Civil & Mineral Engineering • NSERC USRAs
Check the CivMin Quercus Page for details
Materials Science & Engineering • NSERC USRAs
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering • NSERC USRAs
• MIE Summer Research Awards
Engineering Science • Engineering Science Research Opportunities Program (ESROP)
Electrical & Computer Engineering • NSERC USRAs
• Faculty Summer Research Awards
Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) • NSERC
Institute of Biomedical Engineering • NSERC