Department of Psychology Summer 2024 NSERC-USRA and USSRF Awards

We thank all applicants for their submission! We wish you best success! Once the PSYC Adjudication Committee has selected the award nominees, successful applicants will be notified by email starting Friday, February 23, 2024.

NSERC-USRAs (Undergraduate Student Research Awards) and USSRFs (Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships) are awards that provide financial support for engaging in research under the direction of a faculty member. These awards are meant to nurture and develop your interest in research. If you would like to gain research work experience that complements your studies in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support through your host university.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including applicants who are Indigenous, women, visible minorities, BIPOC, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQI+. NSERC and Queen’s are acting on the evidence that achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is essential to creating the excellent, innovative and impactful research necessary to advance knowledge and understanding, and to respond to local, national and global challenges. This principle informs the commitments described in the Tri-agency statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Please read the information here carefully. Please review the NSERC-USRA and USSRF eligibility guidelines, the list of PSYC Faculty accepting research award applications in 2024 and the PSYC specific application process (PDF, 287 KB). We require the completion of the Department of Psychology Application Form (PDF, 287 KB), and encourage you to review requirements for this form early as it contains important information on eligibility and process.

Eligibility

For NSERC-USRA, please consult and Queen’s websites for detailed information of eligibility for the awards and take a look at the FAQs:

For USSRF, please consult Queen’s website for the USSRF for detailed information of eligibility for the awards and take a look at the FAQs:

Duration and value of NSERC-USRA and USSRF awards

  • Students awarded an NSERC-USRA will receive $10,192.00 (+ fringe benefits)

  • Students awarded a USSRF will receive $9,980 (+ vacation pay + fringe benefits)

  • NSERC-USRA projects can range from 14 to 16 weeks on a full-time basis (35 hrs / week)

  • USSRF projects are for 16-weeks at full-time work on a full-time basis (35hrs / week)

     

Faculty

NSERC USRA / USSRF

Area

Website

Email

Dr. Stanka Fitneva

USSRF only

Developmental

Language and Cognition Lab

fitneva@queensu.ca

Dr. Tom Hollenstein

both NSER USRA and USSRF

Developmental

Adolescent Dynamics Lab

tom.hollenstein@queensu.ca

Dr. Michele Morningstar

both NSER USRA and USSRF

Developmental

dseclab

michele.morningstar@queensu.ca

Dr. Effie Pereira

both NSER USRA and USSRF

Cog-Neuro

Pereira Lab

effie.pereira@queensu.ca

Dr. Jordan Poppenk

both NSER USRA and USSRF

Cog-Neuro

PopMem Lab

jpoppenk@queensu.ca

Dr. Caroline Pukall

both NSER USRA and USSRF

Clinical

Sexual Health Research Lab

caroline.pukall@queensu.ca

Dr. Mark Sabbagh

both NSER USRA and USSRF

Developmental

Early Experience Lab

sabbagh@queensu.ca

Dr. Sari van Anders

both NSER USRA and USSRF

Cog-Neuro

van Anders Lab

sva5@queensu.ca

Dr. Vera Vine

both NSER USRA and USSRF

Clinical

Embody Lab

vera.vine@queensu.ca

You must work under the supervision of a faculty member. The Psychology Faculty members listed above are accepting applications for NSERC-USRA and USSRF Summer 2024. Please follow up with them directly via email with your unofficial transcript to see whether they would be willing to supervise you for one of these awards.

Once you have secured approval from a Faculty member, please complete the Department of Psychology Application Form (PDF, 287 KB). Ensure to complete sections A and B. The deadline to submit the fully completed application form the UG office (ug.psyc@queensu.ca) is Friday, February 2, 2024 at 6:00pm EST. Please copy your Faculty supervisor when sending in your application.

Once the PSYC Adjudication Committee has selected the award nominees, successful applicants will be notified by email starting Friday, February 23, 2024.

You will need to formally accept your offer via email to the UG office by Tuesday, February 27, 2024. NSERC-USRA award nominees need to complete the necessary documentation/forms required from NSERC (via NSERC application site) by Friday, March 1, 2024.

Please note—this is a very short turn around. If you are selected, you will need to move quickly to meet the deadline by NSERC and Queen’s Research Office. This is a “hard” deadline, and cannot be adjusted.