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Undergraduate Research

 

Interested in Undergraduate Student Research? Interested in undergraduate Research? Do you want to know how you can get started? See this FAQ  and get started today! Keep in mind deadlines for summer research can be as early as January of the same year so don't delay!
Undergraduate Research Funding!

Kickstart your research career as an undergrad - and get paid to do it! Goodbye house painting, hello lab! See this PDF for a list of possible funding opportunities!

Choosing a Supervisor/Researcher to work with

Finding a supervisor is done informally and normally, the student will initiate the contact. You may want to start by looking up the research interests  of potential supervisors on the Kinesiology website at http://www.ucalgary.ca/knes/researchinterests. Faculty members are listed by Research Interest and then linked to their complete profile with contact information. 

PURE

University of Calgary, Program for Undergraduate Research Experience

Application Deadline:
February 14, 2014

The University of Calgary believes that teaching, learning and research are interrelated activities. Teaching is based on research; learning includes research experience; and research generates new knowledge. Consequently, undergraduate students should have opportunities to do research of their own and to participate in and learn from existing faculty research. Such research opportunities express the university's commitment to experiential learning. They also encourage undergraduates to consider applying for graduate studies and undertaking careers in research and teaching. PURE awards are meant to benefit students at any stage of their undergraduate program, and applications from students in the early stages of their program at University of Calgary are strongly encouraged.

For more information head to the PURE site
http://www.ucalgary.ca/provost/TLFC/awards/undergrad 

USRP

The Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program in Health and Wellness

Application Deadline:
February 14, 2014

The Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) provides an excellent and exciting opportunity for undergraduates to do some 'real' research on a Health and Wellness related topic with direct guidance from leading University of Calgary researchers. In effect undergraduate students "partner up" with Faculty Mentors with similar research interests. The application for USRP funding is a joint venture between the Faculty Mentor and the student.

The primary goal of the USRP is to enrich and enhance your undergraduate experience. The results have, so far, been spectacular. Past participants have told us that the USRP had a significant impact in their academic careers and gave them direction, drive and a better sense of the 'big picture' surrounding their class-room study.

In addition it seems that early and direct involvement in research is increasing the future success of our students. Former USRP participants are succeeding in their applications for graduate studies, medical school and other post-degree programs.

For more information head to the USRP site www.ucalgary.ca/usrp.

This just in:

The Markin USRP in Health & Wellness has now designated five $6000 studentships (out of 30 awards) specifically for our KNES students.

Please encourage our best and our brightest to apply for a Summer USRP studentship. Application deadline = February 14, 2014.Please see PPT slide for details.

In addition, please encourage our students to apply for the Graeme Bell Travel Awards (up to 2 X $1000) for any research done in the area of Health & Wellness (not limited to Markin USRP projects). Application deadline = February 14, 2014. Please see PPT slide for details

NSERC USRA

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Application Deadline: Internal
February 7, 2014

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you 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 your host university. NSERC encourages qualified Aboriginal students to apply for this award.

NOTE: Even though the application is completed online, the full application with all original attachments must be submitted to the proposed supervisors Faculty by February 7, 2014. The Kinesiology Research office is located in KNB 205 (Human Performance Lab).

In addition to the Official Transcripts, the following attachments are required by the University: Signature Page and Ethics Certifications/protocols.

For more information go to the NSERC website
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/ug-pc/usra-brpc_eng.asp

NSERC CUSP

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
CREATE Undergraduate Summer Studentship Programme

Application Deadline: Internal
February 1, 2014


The University of Calgary believes that teaching, learning and research are interrelated activities. Teaching is based on research; learning includes research experience; and research generates new knowledge. Consequently, undergraduate students should have opportunities to do research of their own and to participate in and learn from existing faculty research. Such research opportunities express the commitment of the University of Calgary to experiential learning. They also encourage undergraduates to consider applying for graduate studies and undertaking careers in research and teaching. Students should have the opportunity to experience research as an activity outside of the classroom setting. Undergraduate students planning to pursue graduate studies should have opportunities to learn how to write research proposals, seek research funding, participate in research projects and report research results in either written or oral formats. CREATE summer studentships are meant to stimulate your interest in research in the biomedical engineering field. Applications from students in the early stages of their programme are strongly encouraged.

For more information go to the NSERC CREATE/University of Calgary website:
http://nserccreate.kin.ucalgary.ca/apply/awards#CUSP

AIHS

Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions Summer Studentships

Application Deadline: Internal
January 31, 2014

Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions Summer Studentships offer motivated students with exceptional academic records an opportunity to participate in medical or health research in Alberta during the summer months. The award is meant to encourage students to consider pursuing formal training and a career in health research. The award consists of a stipend only.

For more information head to the AIHS website
http://www.aihealthsolutions.ca/grants/Sum-student.php

The Kinesiology Research Office is located in KNB 205 (Human Performance Laboratory).

If you have any questions, please email sgsimpso@ucalgary.ca.

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