NSERC Summer Awards

NSERC Undergraduate Summer Student Research Awards

Applications are invited for these awards which allow students to work with professors in the Physics and Astronomy Department over the summer. The salary scales will be from $1,500 to $2,500 per month. First year students will not be considered.

Summer 2016 Awards

Applications (NSERC Form 202) are available on the NSERC website. They should be completed and forwarded to:

Summer NSERC 2016
Department of Physics and Astronomy
York University
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3

Important Notes:

  • YORK STUDENTS: Transcripts will be ordered directly from the Department.
  • NON-YORK STUDENTS: A copy of your transcript should be forwarded directly from your Transcripts Office (Copies issued to students will not be accepted).
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Email marlene@yorku.ca.
  • ACCOMPANYING FORM: All NSERC application forms must be accompanied by an Area Request Form which may be obtained by contacting Email: marlene@yorku.ca
  • INFORMATION SESSION: Summer NSERC Information Session: Email marlene@yorku.ca.

Summer 2015 Awards

During the Summer of 2015 these twelve Summer Research awards were available in the following fields:

  • Project topics: auditory biomechanics, nonlinear dynamics, acoustics, machine vision, signal processing, and development of theoretical neural network models.  (Professor Christopher Bergevin)
  • Apparatus development for the McMaster Intense Positron Beam Facility.  (Professor Cody Storry)
  • Positronic atom experiments with the York University positron apparatus.  (Professor Cody Storry)
  • Characterization of lasers for experiments with ultracold atoms.  (Professor A. Kumarakrishnan)
  • Characterizing alien worlds: Probing exoplanet atmospheres with high-precision observations from ground-based telescopes.  (Professor Ray Jayawardhana)
  • Designing a CVD diamond antiproton beam monitorfor the APHA antihydrogen trapping experiment at CERN.  (Professor Scott Menary)
  • Sonoluminescence data analysis.  (Professor Scott Menary)
  • Spectroscopic and photometric studies of broad absorption line quasars.  (Professor Patrick Hall)
  • A gravitational redshift experiment with the VLBI spacecraft RadioAstron.  (Professor Norbert Bartel)
  • Assistant in precision laser spectroscopy/ultracold atom lab.  (Professor William van Wijngaarden)
  • Search for exotic particles using data and simulations of the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.  (Professor Wendy Taylor)
  • Experimental atomic physics of simple atoms (hydrogen, anti-hydrogen, positronium and helium) with a goal of testing precision physics and symmetries. (Professor Eric Hessels)

Click to see the previous, 2015 Area Request Form.