Overview for Applicants

The purpose of the CSA Group Undergraduate Research Scholarship is to support undergraduate students in the pursuit of novel research related to standards. The research is to be conducted over a summer term under the direct supervision of an academic advisor. Undergraduate degree students studying at a publicly-funded, accredited Canadian college or university in their second year of study or higher are eligible to apply.

The summer research project can be conducted in any field (e.g. engineering, social sciences, health sciences) and must be focused on standards. The topic does not need to be related to an area in which CSA Group already has standards. The research may investigate aspects of an existing standard or may explore an area for future standards development.

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Key Dates

  • Deadline to Apply: January 31
  • Notice of Award: March 15
  • Award Acceptance: April 1

Value and Duration

  • Awards are $5,000 per year;
  • Award duration is for 4 months (May to August)


  • Students must be enrolled in their second year or higher for full time studies in a degree program at the undergraduate level at an accredited Canadian university or college
  • The student must be actively enrolled in the undergraduate program to hold the award
  • Eligibility is limited to enrollment at accredited Canadian universities and colleges
  • Students enrolled in a certificate, diploma, professional (e.g. MD, DDS) or graduate program are not eligible for this scholarship

How to Apply

See the Application Instructions for details on how to apply and submit the following to [email protected]:

  • Application Form
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency, Protected Person, Student Visa or Study Permit, as applicable
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Support from Supervisor
  • A minimum of one Referee Form (submitted directly by the Referees to [email protected]) in the form provided as part of the application