Additional Resources

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We want to help make your research experience as easy as we can. The following resources may help you in all stages of your research:

Grant Writing Resources

Funding Agency Resources

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) Program

The USRA program supports more than 3,000 students annually and is administered jointly by Canada’s three research granting agencies: the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Applications for the USRA program must be completed and submitted to the Canadian institution where you wish to hold the award through NSERC’s online system. Selected applications are submitted to NSERC by institutions. No USRA applications may be submitted directly to the agencies. The value of the award is $6,000 plus host institution contribution. Please contact your Faculty is you are interested in applying for a USRA award and see the following link for more information.

Special note: USRA Supplement: Canadian Forest Sector Workforce Diversity Undergraduate Supplement Program

From Spring 2020 to Winter 2023, NSERC in partnership with Natural Resources Canada Canadian Forest Service (NRCan – CFS), will run a new supplement program to the Undergraduate Student Research Awards. Up to thirty (30) awards per year will be offered nationwide in each of the 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23 competitions. This additional supplement has a value of $5,000. Click here for more information.

NSERC will select candidates and will directly offer the supplement to selected USRA holders and the entire supplemental award will awarded to the student in full. In order to accept the supplement, award holders will have to accept the supplement’s Terms and Conditions.

Presentations from ORS Information Sessions

If you encounter any issues accessing the videos on Panopto, follow these steps:

  1. Once you're logged into Brightspace, look for the Panopto account registration button. Creating a Panopto account will grant you access to the videos.
  2. If you're unable to find the Panopto account registration option, click on this link. This link will direct you to a Virtual Meeting Space where ATS can provide assistance.


SSHRC Insight Program - June 26, 2024

  • Webcast [Panopto - Login Required]

EDIA in NSERC Discovery Grants - June 6, 2024

  • Webcast [Panopto - Login Required]

NSERC Discovery Grant - June 6, 2024

  • Webcast [Panopto - Login Required]

Alliance Research Partnerships Program - May 2024

RDM From All Sides - February 15, 2024

Research Security - January 24, 2024

Grant Writing 101 - December 6, 2023

Grant-Paid Employees - November 29, 2023

Research Budgets and Financial Management - November 22, 2023

Legal Contract Review at ORS - November 8, 2023

Research Nova Scotia - October 18, 2023

Mitacs - October 5, 2023

Open Research in Nova Scotia - September 20, 2023

NFRF Transformation Stream - September 15, 2023

CFI Innovation Fund 2025 - August 16, 2023

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility - June 26, 2023

Research Impact - June 22, 2023

Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement - June 19, 2023

Open Access Publication Options - June 14, 2023

Research Security - June 12, 2023

Dal Innovates - June 5, 2023

NSERC Discovery Grant EDIA - May 30, 2023

NSERC Discovery Grant - May 24, 2023

Intellectual Property - May 31, 2023

Human Ethics - May 29, 2023

Information Management - May 23, 2023

Institutional and International - May 15, 2023

Research Data Management - May 10, 2023

Post-Award - May 8, 2023

Grants & Contracts - May 1, 2023

Indigenous Research - April 24, 2023

CBRF Town Hall Presentation - April 10, 2023

SSHRC PEG Information Session and Panel Discussion - January 27, 2023

Research Nova Scotia - January 13, 2022

CFI Innovation Fund – May 5, 2021


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