Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Conducting your own research can be an incredibly rewarding experience, allowing you to gain deep insight into a topic you’re passionate about. It’s a chance to develop valuable skills and discover new insights that contribute to the field of statistics or actuarial science – and help solve real-world problems.


Funded Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

Funded by: Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC)

Value: $4,500 +$1,125 Supplement (minimum 25%)

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) help fund 16 weeks of research under the supervision of a faculty member. USRA are meant to stimulate undergraduate students’ interest in natural sciences and engineering research, encourage students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in one of the fields that fall under the natural sciences and engineering umbrella.

Learn more about requirements and how to apply.


University of Toronto Excellence Awards (UTEA)

Funded by: University of Toronto, Vice-President Research and Innovation
Value: $6,000 over 14 weeks

The University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA) program provides eligible undergraduate students with opportunities to conduct summer research projects under the supervision of eligible U of T faculty members.

Learn more about requirements and how to apply.


Undergraduate Research Fund

Funded by: Arts & Science Students’ Union (ASSU) and the Faculty of Arts & Science
Value: maximum $2,500

The Undergraduate Research Fund fosters research experience at the undergraduate level by providing students with an opportunity to develop a research project of their own, for which there is no other available funding. The fund is open to all Arts & Science undergraduate students in good academic standing and no minimum GPA is required.

Learn more about requirements and how to apply.


Non-Funded Research Opportunities

If you would like to gain research experience while working one-on-one with our faculty, consider enrolling in one of our independent reading courses. It’s a great opportunity to work independently, hone your research skills and benefit from mentorship.

For information about our independent reading courses, check out the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar for Statistical Sciences or Actuarial Science.




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