Research Funding

Getting paid to do research is an ideal summer job. Some larger labs may have money to pay you (especially if you’ve been volunteering for them throughout the school year) but many smaller labs are short on spare change. Fortunately, the Canadian government at McGill University have programs to fund summer undergraduate research positions:

NSERC
NSERC USRA awards are a $5625 award for a duration of 16 consecutive weeks of full-time research during the summer awarded to Canadian students. You can apply through McGill Faculty of Science or Faculty of Medicine. Details, deadlines, and lists of eligible supervisors can be found here:
http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students-postdocs/students/nserc-usra

SURA
SURA awards are a $5600 award for a duration of 16 consecutive weeks of full-time research during the summer awarded to Canadian and International students. Details, deadlines, and eligible supervisors can be found here:
http://www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/sura

Work Study
For funding throughout the school year or summer, check out McGill’s Work Study Program: https://www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/work-study