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Undergraduate research opportunities

Funding opportunities

The Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Awards program provides funding to students across all faculties. The goal of the awards is to stimulate interest in research, participatory research, or research-creation work that will complement undergraduate coursework and enhance preparation for graduate studies or research-related careers.

The NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards, funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, are meant to stimulate interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. The awards are meant to encourage students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. If you would like to gain research work experience that complements your studies in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support (through Concordia).

Northern Scientific Training Program

The Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) is a student research and training opportunity which is open to senior undergraduate and graduate students "who have specialized in some aspect of northern scientific studies and who have northern research experience." In order for a student to be eligible they are required to have a supervisor who is a funded Concordia researcher. The NSTP "supports projects that lie north of the southern limit of the discontinuous permafrost zone, with the addition of all of the Southern Yukon in the West; that section of Labrador south to and including Red Bay; and the other seven Arctic countries (Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the U.S.A. - Alaska).


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Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation

The Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation (CIADI), founded in 2001, was conceived to promote awareness and provide leading edge know-how among engineering students engaged in aerospace design and innovation. In order to enhance and complement the education of undergraduate students, the Institute conducts collaborative industry-driven design and research projects of 500 to 1000 hours per year.

CIADI students are selected from among the top undergraduate students at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science and are supervised by aerospace industry engineers as well as Concordia professors. Through internship programs, organised visits, tours and special training courses the unit provides an introduction of the aerospace industry to the students and the students to the aerospace industry, thus helping graduating students to find employment and industry to find well qualified recruits. To learn more, please visit the CIADI website or contact the CIADI team.

Space Concordia

Space Concordia is Concordia University's student-run space program. Join one of three technical divisions and learn to build feats of astronautical engineering: satellites, rockets, rovers, high altitude balloons, you name it! Or join the directorial team and learn to manage technical teams, finances, education, marketing and more. One of the biggest space societies in Montreal. If you are interested in joining, please email


The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition is the premier undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition in the world.

To learn more, please contact


Other undergraduate research resources

For additional undergraduate research opportunities, or if you are considering doing an honours thesis, a practicum or internship course, please consult the website of the faculty/department or program you are interested in.

*DISCLAIMER: Concordia does not, explicitly or by implication, approve or endorse externally offered and/or administered opportunities appearing on this page.  Concordia accepts no responsibility or liability with respect to participation in, or in the conduct of, these opportunities. 

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