Research opportunities for Science undergraduates in 2022

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As a UBC Science student, you may be interested in undertaking an academic research experience during your undergrad.

Below are two of the major opportunities you can explore. Be sure to thoroughly read all requirements, conditions, and considerations. 

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

Through these awards, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) subsidizes eligible professors to hire students to work on interesting research-related jobs and projects. If you’re a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, consider applying for this award to work with a UBC professor. 

How to apply 

Check with the relevant Science department for their specific application process. Apply through your home department or, if different, through the potential faculty supervisor's department. Deadlines vary by department throughout Term 2; the earliest deadline is late January. Note that the NSERC USRA webpage above will be updated with the 2022-23 program information in mid-January 2022.

Work Learn International Undergraduate Research Awards 

If you’re an international student, this summer 2022 program might be for you! Tackle a research project with a faculty supervisor, and grow your skills in communication and project management in a research environment. 

How to apply 

Check with the relevant Science department for their specific application process. Deadlines vary by department throughout Term 2. Check with your home department or, if different, the potential faculty supervisor's department. Alternatively, look for research opportunities that will become available on UBC CareersOnline in March 2022; see more information on the above program webpage.