The complete application package includes:

  • The application is completed and submitted using the on-line application system, with one file attachment uploaded to the application.The SINGLE attachment file includes:
    • A one-page proposal. This proposal should include the research question, the objectives, the rationale for the project, the relevant theory, the methodology or creative approach to be use, anticipated results (if appropriate,) and implications of the research. You are encouraged to use in-text citations, if appropriate. A bibliography or "works cited" list is not required and will not be accepted if submitted. Formatting requirements: Minimum 3/4 inch margins all around. Minimum 11pt font, Calibri or Times New Roman (or equivalent) preferred.
    • A one-page statement of your academic preparation, qualifications, and related experience for this project. Formatting requirements: Minimum 3/4 inch margins all around. Minimum 11pt font, Calibri or Times New Roman (or equivalent) preferred.
    • Your unofficial transcript(s). You can access your Mount Allison transcript from the Connect @ MTA site. Attach transcripts from any other university or program for courses that will be counted towards your degree (transfer credits from another university, exchange program credits, summer program credits, etc).
  • One signed copy of the Advisor's Certification Form and Reference Letter. This form must be completed electronically. Handwritten forms will not be accepted. This is submitted directly by the faculty advisor either by campus mail or email.
  • NOTE: If your proposed project involves a creative output (such as poetry, a musical score, artwork, a play, etc), please check "Yes" for Research-Creation and you have the option to include a weblink to any supporting materials that you might wish the committee to see as part of your application. We cannot accept additional hard copies of materials.

Submission is made using the on-line application system no later than 4:30 p.m., January 31. (Note: When January 31 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline is 4:30 p.m. the following Monday.) 


Students (and their advisors) who are selected for an NSERC USRA award will be notified and provided with instructions to complete the necessary forms on the NSERC website.

Forms and Related Information  


Additional Documents

Guidelines for Submitting ISRG Report (using ROMEO system) (no later than September 15th)
Certification of Grant Completion Form (no later than September 15th)