The NSERC USRA Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to work in a research lab during the summer.  Details of the program, including eligibility can be found at: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/USRA-BRPC_eng.asp

2017 Information: 

The Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences received an allotment of 9 awards for the Summer of 2017, which will be evaluated and awarded on a competitive basis.  The guidelines for application are attached to this message as a PDF document and the deadline for submission is 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2017.

If you are eligible to apply, the first step in the application process is to find an eligible faculty member who is willing to sponsor your application.  Eligible faculty (those holding NSERC Discovery grants) within DBMS include:

  • Dr. John Allingham
  • Dr. Bruce Banfield
  • Dr. Sameh Basta
  • Dr. Gunnar Blohm
  • Dr. Inka Brockhausen
  • Dr. Eric Carstens
  • Dr. Graham Cote
  • Dr. Peter Davies
  • Dr. Katrina Gee
  • Dr. Bruce Hill
  • Dr. Ken Jarrell
  • Dr. Zongchao Jia
  • Dr. Frederick Kan
  • Dr. Michele Loewen
  • Dr. Alan Lomax
  • Dr. Neil Magoski
  • Dr. Thomas Massey
  • Dr. Richard Oko
  • Dr. Martin Paré
  • Dr. Leda Raptis
  • Dr. Stephen Scott
  • Dr. Steven Smith
  • Dr. Patrick Stroman
  • Dr. Myron Szewczuk
  • Dr. Chandrakant Tayade
  • Dr. Shetuan Zhang

Please contact them as soon as possible. Find contact information at: http://dbms.queensu.ca/faculty

For the 2017 February 10th deadline and subsequent review 1) student applicants from Queen’s do not need to provide an official transcript as Anne Tobin will print one from Solus; 2) student applicants from other institutions will need to submit an official transcript.  Once the review is complete, those Queen’s students who have been accepted will be asked to request an official transcript.

Please direct enquiries to Anne Tobin at tobina@queensu.ca.   
Click here for the application information--> 2017 Guidelines