External Funding

Students looking at microscopes

Our students can choose from a variety of research opportunities, including externally funded awards and grants. 

Industry, government, private business, corporate offices, non-profit organizations—external funding comes from a variety of sources and sectors. For help looking for external funding opportunities in your field of interest, contact the Office of Research Services.

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Funding opportunity

If you are interested in natural sciences or engineering, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) sponsors annual Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA). Mentored by a faculty member, successful applicants participate in a full-time, 16-week summer research position.

Sports by the numbers

Logan Ewanchuk was curious. Which skill was more critical to winning a baseball game—hitting or pitching? His findings eventually led to an NSERC undergraduate student grant and a summer filled with time series analysis (instead of baseball).

Logan Ewanchuk Feature Image Photo