Funding

External funding for summer research

Below is a list of agencies that provide funding for undergraduate summer research projects. The list is not complete and students are encouraged to search for other sources.


Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Summer Studentships

  • Undergraduate students in an Alberta-based program doing medical or health research at an Alberta institution
  • Exceptional high school students and final year undergraduates advancing their studies may also apply
  • $1,400 per month for 2-4 months
  • Deadline: February 1

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Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE)

  • Undergraduate students performing research with UCalgary's veterinary medicine faculty from May 1-August 31
  • Varies
  • Deadline: February 1

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Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) Summer Fellowship

  • Advanced Canadian or international undergraduate students pursuing Parkinson's-related summer research projects
  • $4,000 for 10 weeks
  • Deadline: February 11

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Branch Out Neurological Foundation

  • Undergraduate students interested in studying complementary and alternative therapies for neurological disorders
  • Varies
  • Deadline: February 22

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CLS Undergraduate Summer Students

  • Motivated undergraduate students with records of exceptional academic performance conducting medical/health research in Calgary from May-August
  • Varies
  • Deadline: March 13

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NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

  • Supervisor must hold an active NSERC research grant
  • $4,500 for 16 weeks (plus min. $1,125 supervisor contribution)

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Program for Undergraduate Research Experience

  • Undergraduate students performing full-time research with UCalgary faculty from May 1-August 31
  • $1,500 every four weeks for 8-16 weeks
  • Deadline: typically due February 1

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