Studentships will be available for periods of 16 weeks, 12 weeks, or 8 weeks between May and August.
- 16-week awards are in the amount of $6,000;
- 12-week awards in the amount of $4,500; and
- 8-week awards in the amount of $3,000.
Students must make a full-time commitment to their research during the period of the Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship.
No academic course credit will be awarded for work funded by the Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship.
Applications and offers of award
Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship proposals must originate with and be drafted chiefly by the student applicant.
Students offered an Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship will be required to accept or decline the offer by a date specified in the notification of the offer. Students who decline the award may claim credit for the award on their curriculum vitae, noting that the award was declined. IN THE EVENT SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS DECLINE THE INITIAL OFFER OF AWARD, NO FURTHER OFFERS FOR ALBERTA INNOVATES, PURE, OR OCSS WILL BE MADE FOR THIS COMPETITION.
Alberta Innovates Summer Research Students may not simultaneously hold any relevantly similar award, including but not limited to the Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) in Health and Wellness, NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards, O'Brien Centre Awards (with the exception of travel awards), or PURE Awards.
The University reserves the right to confirm, through independent means, representations of authorship, credentials or research support.
In the event of material deviations in the submitted information, including citation sources (in the case of authorship), issuing organization(s) (in the case of credentials), or granting agencies (in the case of research support), the University reserves the right to disqualify any applicant from the competition.
Conduct of research
Research funded by an Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship must comply with all University of Calgary guidelines concerning the conduct of research (see http://www.ucalgary.ca/policies/).
All research that involves the use of human subjects must be reviewed and certified as acceptable by the appropriate University Research Ethics Board, any research involving animals must be certified by the appropriate Animal Care Committee, and any research involving biohazardous materials must be conducted in a site approved by the appropriate Biosafety Committee. The responsibility for adherence to these guidelines is jointly shared by the supervisor and recipient.
The research project should not be substantially altered from that proposed in the original application. If significant changes should become necessary, the trainee must obtain prior written approval from the University of Calgary Research Services Office to continue with the award. The supervisor must agree with the proposed changes and the original aims and conditions of the award must be satisfied. The Research Services Office may request written confirmation from the supervisor to confirm his or her agreement with the proposed changes.
All publications, including public messages, arising from research supported by Alberta Innovates grants or awards must acknowledge the support of Alberta Innovates. Please go to http://www.aihealthsolutions.ca/about-us/acknowledging-aihs-support/ for downloadable logos.
Awardees are asked to inform the Research Services Office in advance if their research will be published in a major journal such that it might result in a press release from the university and/or the journal. This information will be provided to Alberta Innovates communications staff.
Alberta Innovates reserves the right to publish and/or disseminate information regarding its grants and awards.