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Environment Canada Atmospheric and Meteorological Undergraduate Supplements

This supplement is available to you only if you are awarded an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) in a university or industry.

Value $1,000
Application Deadline See below
How to Apply See below
For More Information See below

What is the purpose of the supplement?

The purpose of the Environment Canada Atmospheric and Meteorological Undergraduate Supplements is to:

  • stimulate research in the atmospheric and meteorological sciences in Canadian universities and industry;
  • encourage and support undergraduate students to carry out research of interest to Environment Canada;
  • increase contacts between Environment Canada researchers and Canadian universities and industry; and
  • promote training of potential candidates for possible future graduate studies in the atmospheric and meteorological sciences and possible future employment at Environment Canada.

Are you eligible to hold a supplement?

To apply for a supplement, you must have held a USRA during the summer 2015, fall 2015 or winter 2016 term, and have taken or be planning to take atmospheric science or meteorology courses in a recognized undergraduate program at a Canadian university. After your USRA work term, you will be required to provide a brief report to Environment Canada.

What kind of support does this supplement provide?

This supplement provides financial support to high-calibre students working toward degrees in the atmospheric or meteorological sciences or related fields. Environment Canada offers up to a maximum of 20 supplements annually.

Value of the supplement

If you are a successful applicant, Environment Canada will supplement your USRA by $1,000.

How do you apply?

To be considered for this supplement, you must prepare a brief explanation (maximum 300 words) showing how the proposed research during your USRA will contribute to the advancement of the atmospheric or meteorological sciences. Send this explanation, along with a copy of your completed Application for a USRA (Form 202), a copy of the NSERC USRA letter of award, and your university transcripts, directly to Environment Canada (at the address listed below) by June 1.

Review procedures

A special committee at Environment Canada will review the applications and recommend the eligible applicants it considers to have the best qualifications.

Notification of decision

Environment Canada will choose the successful applicants and announce the results by the end of August.


Environment Canada is responsible for releasing the award supplement. Environment Canada will release payment directly to the student following completion of the USRA work term and upon receipt of a brief report from the student.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Gilbert
Office of the Director General
Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate
Environment Canada
4905 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario
M3H 5T4

Tel.: 416-739-5986
Fax: 416-739-4265