Department of Psychology

Department of

Psychology

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Psychology

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

NSERC USRA Information

Summer 2019 NSERC-USRA Research Awards
USRA (Undergraduate Student Research Awards) are meant to nurture your interest and fully develop your potential for a research career in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies in these fields. 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. NSERC encourages qualified Indigenous students to apply for this award.

To be eligible to apply for an award, you must:

•    be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada as of the deadline date for applications at the university;
•    be registered, as of the deadline date for applications at the university, in a bachelor's degree program at an eligible university;
•    minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

In addition...

•    Students are not permitted to take courses during working hours throughout the term of their award unless special arrangements to make-up the time have been made with the supervisor.  In particular, they are not permitted to do thesis research during the term of the award.
•    You may hold only one university USRA per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).
•    You may hold a maximum of three university USRAs throughout your undergraduate university career.

To hold an award, you must:

•    have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of university study (or two academic terms) of your bachelor's degree;
•    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;
•    not have started a program of graduate studies in the natural sciences or engineering at any time;
•    be engaged on a full-time basis in research and development activities in the natural sciences or engineering during the tenure of the award.

Familiarize yourself with the following NSERC’s websites

Duration of awards

•    The duration of the award is 16 consecutive weeks on a full-time basis.
•    You may hold an award at any time during the year as permitted by your academic program

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Faculty Member:

Area:

Website:

Email:

Monica Castelhano              

BBCS http://www.queensu.ca/psychology/people/faculty/monica-castelhano

monica.castelhano@queensu.ca

Meredith Chivers

CLINICAL http://www.queensu.ca/psychology/people/faculty/meredith-chivers

chiversm@queensu.ca  

Tom Hollenstein

DEVELOPMENTAL http://www.queensu.ca/psychology/people/faculty/tom-hollenstein tom.hollenstein@queensu.ca

Valerie Kuhlmeier

DEVELOPMENTAL http://www.queensu.ca/psychology/people/faculty/valerie-kuhlmeier vk4@queensu.ca

Douglas Mewhort

BBCS https://www.queensu.ca/psychology/people/emeritus-and-retired-faculty/do...

mewhortd@queensu.ca

Kevin Munhall

BBCS https://www.queensu.ca/psychology/people/faculty/kevin-munhall kevin.munhall@queensu.ca

Jordan Poppenk

BBCS http://www.queensu.ca/psychology/people/faculty/jordan-poppenk

jpoppenk@queensu.ca

Mark Sabbagh

DEVELOPMENTAL https://www.queensu.ca/psychology/people/faculty/mark-sabbagh

sabbagh@queensu.ca

Jeremy Stewart CLINICAL https://www.queensu.ca/psychology/people/faculty/jeremy-stewart jeremy.stewart@queensu.ca

 

Application Process:

•    You must work under the supervision of a faculty member who holds an active research grant from NSERC.  The Psychology Faculty members listed above are accepting applications for summer 2019.  Please follow up with them directly via email with your unofficial transcript to apply.
•    The deadline to secure Faculty approval is February 15, 2019.
•    Once you have secured approval from a Faculty member, please send an email to the Undergraduate Office: ug.psyc@queensu.ca, including your Faculty Supervisor.
•    Once the Awards Committee has selected the recipients, successful applicants will be notified by February 25th, 2019.
•    You will need to formally accept your offer and complete the necessary documentation/forms required from NSERC, which will include an official transcript. The deadline to submit all documentation/forms is no later than March 7, 2019.

Please follow up with Andrea Labelle at ug.psyc@queensu.ca if you have any questions concerning the application process.