Opportunities for Maths & Statistics Students

Summer Research Awards

2015 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) and SURA Summer Undergraduate Research Awards:

Please note the deadline to submit applications is February 26, 2016 .

All forms and information for students and supervisors are now available on these sites:

Resources for Student and Supervisor

SURA (Science Undergraduate Research Awards)

Science Undergraduate Research Awards - SURAs - are for both Canadian and international McGill students registered in a science undergraduate program. First offered in Summer 2007, SURAs are made possible by funding from the Dean of Science and participating research supervisors.SURAs are broadly similar to the NSERC USRA; two differences are, on the student side, that international students may apply, and on the supervisor side, that they must hold a research grant from CRC, NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC, FQRNT, or FRSQ (it is not restricted to NSERC grantholders).

The deadline for student to submit final SURA dossiers to the Mathematics and Statistics Department is Friday, February 26, 2015. 

New application forms, web-based:

Please contact angela.white@mcgill.ca for more information or visit the following website: http://www.mcgill.ca/science/ours/sura/


The ISM offers Undergraduate Summer Research Awards under the supervision of PostDoctoral fellows. For details see.http://ism.uqam.ca/scholarships/

Note: This year it is required for the Supervisor/Student to submit  a copy of the dossier application to the Department to Angela White

 Undergraduate Summer Scholarships:
Undergraduate Research Supervised by Postdoctoral Fellows

Funded by the ISM and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), the Undergraduate Summer Scholarships give undergraduate students the opportunity to acquire research experience in a university or industrial environment while offering postdoctoral fellows the chance to gain experience in research supervision.
Description: ISM Summer Scholarships are offered to undergraduate students in mathematics and statistics who are registered in one of the ISM member universities. They allow selected candidates to do research under the supervision of a postdoctoral fellow affiliated with one of the ISM member universities.
Duration of the scholarship: 2 to 4 months
Salary: $1,250 per month for the duration of the scholarship
Financing: The combined CRM-ISM contribution is $625 per month for the duration of the scholarship. The remainder of the financing is provided by other research funds (individual researchers, research laboratories, etc.).
Deadline: The deadline for submitting an application is March 15, 2016. The application can be submitted electronically at ism@uquam.ca

Required documents: The following documents should be submitted to the ISM. 

  • A description of the research project with a plan and work schedule. The training period must be stated on the application.
  • University transcripts.
  • A letter of recommendation from the proposed supervisor or the sponsoring professor attesting to the ability of the candidate to carry out the research project.
  • A financial commitment of the teacher who will provide matching funds.

 Candidates are encouraged, but not required, to provide a second letter of recommendation.
Other conditions :

  • The scholarship recipient is committed to working full time on the research project.
  • The recipient will present a research report at the end of the project.
  • If the candidate wishes to work on a research project in an industrial environment, a postdoctoral fellow affiliated with a university must co-supervise the work.
  • Exceptionnally, a professor who does not have an NSERC grant may supervise a student.


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