Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Award
The purpose of ARIA is to support undergraduate students who undertake research during the summer under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
The purpose of the Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards (ARIA) is to support undergraduate students who undertake research during the summer under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
The Faculty of Arts will provide Undergraduate Research Internship Awards, each with a value $2,500. These awards are matched by individual faculty members (in the amount of $2,500) to provide a total award of $5,000 to the student.
We encourage in-person on campus projects for summer 2024. All students must be on campus for the month of May so they can attend in-person workshops (unless it is because of a university-related activity).
Please note For ARIA Projects that require travel please carefully review requirements https://www.mcgill.ca/arts-internships/travel.
Please note that students may not receive an ARIA if they also receive an NSERC USRA, a Faculty of Science SURA, or similar research award.
The student’s role is to support the research of their supervising professor by undertaking a specific research internship project. Internship projects differ quantitatively and qualitatively from research assistantships. Students are given long term, in-depth tasks requiring thoroughness, self-discipline, personal initiative that will provide critical input into the professor’s research. At the start of the project term, students should meet with their supervisor to outline expectations and responsibilities, including:
ARIA recipients must complete the requirements, as listed on the ARIA Responsibilities page.
Faculty members are asked to identify potential applicants for this program, to discuss opportunities related to their own research with interested students and to prepare a brief statement of the specific work that the student they choose to mentor will undertake, and the benefits that s/he will gain in engaging the research. By co-signing the application, faculty members agree to supervise the internship work. At the end of the summer, participating faculty members will be requested to provide feedback concerning their experience with the student and with the program as a whole.
The faculty member agrees to pay $2,500 toward the $5,000 award. By signing the application form, the Department Chair confirms the funds are available. The research award should be processed using Banner Student Aid (BSA).
Students may have the opportunity to gain academic credit related to their ARIA project by enrolling in and meeting the requirements of one of the following courses in the Fall term, as applicable in their program of study:
Note: This is subject to the professor's availability to supervise an individual course for credit during the Fall term. Students should discuss options for credit with their supervising professor prior to beginning the summer research internship. Academic work completed for credit would be separate from work done during the ARIA summer term.