This supplement is available to you only if you are awarded an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) in a university or industry.
The purpose of the Environment Canada Atmospheric and Meteorological Undergraduate Supplements is to:
To apply for a supplement, you must have held a USRA during the fall 2012, winter 2013 or summer 2013 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.
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.
If you are a successful applicant, Environment Canada will supplement your USRA by $1,000.
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 Form 202 (Application for a USRA), 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.
A special committee at Environment Canada will review the applications and recommend the eligible applicants it considers to have the best qualifications.
Environment Canada will choose the successful applicants and announce the results by the end of July.
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.
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