Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career 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 university. To be eligible to apply for an award, you must: be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; have been registered in a Bachelor’s degree at an eligible university in at least one of the 2 terms immediately previous to the award to be eligible to hold a USRA; obtained, over the previous years of study, a cumulative average of at least a B (73 -76%). NSERC will provide $4,500 and the supervising NSERC researcher will provide the remainder. Students must conduct full-time research for a minimum of 16 weeks in order to receive an award. Please log on to the NSERC site and complete Form 202- Part I. Print the completed form and send the reference number to the Professor who will be supervising you. The Professor will complete Form 202 – Part II. Submit your completed form plus your sealed transcript to Nicole Macdonald in the Engineering Physics office, JHE/A315.
Minimum Eligibility: GPA: 8
Tip: In the summer of 2015, students awarded NSERC in EngPhys had an average of at least an A- (80% and above).
The GSA awards a number of travel awards (up to $500) every semester (Sept-Dec, Jan-Apr, May-Aug) for travel to conferences to present, or to undertake research relevant to their field of study. GSA Travel Awards are funded from the proceeds of the GSA Development Fund, which is sustained by contributions from Graduate Students and the University. Award recipients will be asked to voluntarily contribute a 250 word statement of how this award & travel contributed to their graduate experience, which may be posted on the SGS and GSA website and other media sources.
The information and types of awards found here are relevant only to graduate students, or those considering graduate studies within the next year.
Minimum Eligibility: GPA 10/12
The Radisav Stevanovic Memorial Book Award was established in 2005 in memory of the late Radisav Stevanovic, to provide a book fund for graduate students in French and Engineering Physics. Two awards will be made annually by the School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Chairs of the respective departments. Eligible students will not hold major scholarship and demonstrate a keen interest in reading.
The Ronald K. Ham Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Ronald K. Ham, an Engineering Physics graduate from the University of Toronto and former faculty member at McMaster University in the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science and a member of the Institute for Materials Research. One of two awards will be made annually to top visa students entering M.Eng. Studies in the Department of Engineering Physics. Each award may be renewed once only. The Chair of the Department of Engineering Physics will recommend candidates for approval by the School of Graduate Studies.
The Stelco Graduate Bursaries were established in 1996 by Stelco – a market-driven, technologically advanced group of businesses committed to maintaining leadership roles as steel producers and fabricators – in support of graduate students pursuing their educational goals. These bursaries will be awarded by the School of Graduate Studies to students enrolled in any graduate program who demonstrate financial need. Preference may be given to graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering.