Scholarships & Awards

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 .


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

  • Application Checklist
  • NSERC USRA form 202.1- Printout of what the student generated online
  • NSERC USRA from 202.2 (supervisor part) - Printoout of what the supervisor generated online . 
  • Transcripts (Students must scan thier official transcripts as PDF's and upload these to the NSERC system.) All university-level transcripsts are required. This also includes seperate transcripts for courses done on exhchage and studies at ohter universities prior to McGill.
  • Students and Supervisors must submit printouts of form 202.1 and 202.2 to the department along with the application checklist.

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

Resources for Student and Supervisor

On-line Services Support Request:

 You must "have been registered in at least one of the two terms immediately before holding the award in a bachelor's degree program at an eligible university".  (The former rule required you to be registered in the term immediately previous, not one of the two terms previous.) This change may be of interest to students who finish their undergraduate coursework in the Fall term, have not started graduate studies as of the following Winter or Summer terms, and wish to hold a USRA in the following Summer term

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 for more information or visit the following website:


The ISM offers Undergraduate Summer Research Awards under the supervision of PostDoctoral fellows. For details see.

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

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.


Gaëlle Géraldine Prigent
Coordonnatrice administrative

Institut des sciences mathématiques

Téléphone: (514) 987-3000, poste 1811
Télécopieur: (514) 987-8935
Adresse électronique:


McGill is a member of the Universitas 21 organization. Scholarships are available for study at other universities within the same organization. A number of other awards are available including CanEx, Quebec Government awards and Killam Fellowships.

Some Other Sources of Funding

Career and Placement Service (CAPS) has a lot of information about external awards for graduate and undergraduate students. CAPS maintains binders of information from external associations and organizations, has directories and books that list awards and maintains a website called External Scholarships and Awards.
Students can browse through the information by going to CAPS in the Brown Student Services Building at 3600 McTavish Street or by checking their website.

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