Summer Student Opportunities

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are awarded to students working doing university summer research. These awards have a value of $4,500 for a full 16 week period, but faculties are required to supplement the award. 

Students can work for faculty members at the University of Calgary or at other eligible Canadian universities. The application deadlines for the awards are set by the individual universities. The University of Calgary’s deadline varies from year to year, but it usually falls in early February. Contact phasugrd@ucalgary.ca for more information or view the NSERC - USRA website.

The Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) awards offers financial support to undergraduates conducting research. Applications are due in February. Visit the PURE webpage for more details.

BME Calgary offers partnered summer studentships for undergraduate students to work on biomedical engineering related projects. Students can work with researchers in a number of different partners groups across campus. Up to 35 studentships are available. Visit the BME website for more details.

The Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) in Health and Wellness introduces undergraduate students to a world of research that they may not have previously experienced. Visit the Markin website for more details.

The Faculty of Science, in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), is offering summer studentships for second and third year students studying math, physics, chemistry and computer science. Students gain meaningful research experience in HBI laboratories. For more details, please visit the HBI website.

Each year the physics and astronomy department offers spring and summer positions to undergraduate students for lab work. Student work with lab equipment, assist with developing labs and demonstrations, and work with faculty members on various course modifications. 

Check out our career opportunities page for positions offered by the department.

Many of the faculty members hire undergraduate students for summer research projects. Students are encouraged to talk to faculty in any areas they are interested in.

Check out our research areas page to see our current areas of focus.