National Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunities

Discover national funding available to undergraduate students at the University of Saskatchewan.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Undergraduate Summer Student Health Research Award | For undergraduate students in mathematics, physics, computer science, life sciences or a related field with minimum of one year post-secondary experience.  The trainee will work under the supervision of a faculty member who holds a CIHR and/or CIHR-NSERC partnered program research grant.

Canadian Blood Services Summer Research Scholarship Program | Provides support to undergraduate students enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution to gain experience by contributing to biomedical research projects with Canadian Blood Services, for up to 16 weeks (not open in 2019).

National Research Council (NRC)

NRC Co-op Program | Provides practical, career-related experience to promising students in science, engineering, and technology. Work terms are also offered in the business, public relations, communications, library sciences, marketing and administration fields. Jobs are posted through the Student Employment and Career Centre.

NRC Student Employment Program | For students interested in gaining practical, industry experience in a range of disciplines. Applications are accepted throughout the year and placements are for 16 weeks, full-time in the summer or part-time during the academic year.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Undergraduate Student Research Awards | For domestic students in the natural sciences and engineering. Student gains 16 weeks of research work experience related to their studies under the supervision of a faculty member with an active NSERC research grant. Qualified Aboriginal students are encouraged to apply. Apply via USask College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.


ICAN-WISE Scholarship | The Integrated Collaborative Academic Network for Women in Science and Engineering provides a scholarship to facilitate women mentee-mentor academic research collaborations in natural sciences and engineering fields. Not offered in 2019.

Baycrest Research Training Centre in Toronto (RTC) | For undergraduate students to conduct research in a laboratory/clinical setting at Baycrest under the supervision of a practicing scientist from the Research Division. The program is 12 weeks in length.

Grand Challenges Canada Summer Student Program | Each summer, Grand Challenges Canada welcomes passionate and driven students from a variety of disciplines to work as part of their team.

BC Children's Hospital Research Institute - Summer Student Program | Includes studentship opportunities for top-ranked students and an education program for funded and non-funded students. From May-August, students work closely with a supervisor on a specific program. Along with the elements inherent to each student's specific research project, students have the opportunity to participate in the research education program in June-July.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program | Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field. Recipients will receive $10 000, be invited to Google Scholars' Retreat, and connect with others in the research community.

SickKids Summer Research Program | Provides opportunities for university students to conduct research in a laboratory or clinical setting at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) under the supervision of a Research Institute scientist. The program runs for 15 weeks from early May to mid-August.

Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID) Undergraduate Summer Research Awards | For undergraduate students who plan to conduct summer research in the form of a research project, research elective, or co-op work-term.

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