Undergraduate Research

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Undergraduate Research Initiative - Final Report (June 2014) (.pdf)

Research Awards & Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

External funding opportunities

Undergraduate: CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award

The Faculty of Graduate Studies applies to CIHR for vouchers that are used to create stipends for undergraduate and graduate students. Eligible students will be from University of Windsor health programs that lead to licensure, namely (1) Nursing (BScN, MSc, MN, Nurse Practitioner programs); (2) Social Work (BSW, MSW, Phd); or the PhD in Clinical Psychology program.  Contact: Alison Samson, Graduate Studies. Funding begins May 1.

Undergraduate: CIHR Summer Student Health Research Award: Computational Biology

Watch this website for different opportunities.

Mitacs Accelerate

While this research internship is for graduate students, the faculty supervisor can use the $5,000 research allowance to hire an undergraduate student to assist on the project. Contact Katie Facecchia  (kfacecchia@mitacs.ca), UWindsor’s Mitacs rep, for more information.

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship

Provides Canadian summer research internships to top-notch undergraduates (entering their fourth year) from several countries overseas. Faculty pitch research positions to Mitacs, who recruits students on their behalf. Contact Jillian Hatnean, UWindsor’s Mitacs rep, for more information.

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Canadian senior undergrads (or graduate students) undertake an approved 12-24 week research project in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey or Vietnam, jointly supervised by Canadian professors and their international collaborators at an accredited university. Contact Katie Facecchia at (kfacecchia@mitacs.ca), UWindsor’s Mitacs rep, for more information.

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award

The Brain Tumour Research Studentship program

The Brain Tumour Research Studentship program has been developed to accelerate brain tumour research and encourage new, young researchers to join the field. This program offers $10,000 research opportunities for first, second or third-year undergraduate science students pursuing a four-year Bachelor of Science degree. Research studentships offer funding for two summers of research work.

TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP)

Provides support for current college and university students (senior undergraduate, graduate and PhD), and recent graduates, with the exception of PhD graduates, to work on collaborative industry-driven projects.

University of Windsor opportunities

Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity - Outstanding Undergraduate Student

Contact: Amy Davie, Office of the Vice-President, Research.

Excellence in Mentoring Award

For faculty who mentor students

Will support student travel