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What are '396' courses? What are the prerequisites? Which departments and programs offer them?

They are 3-credit, elective, undergraduate research project courses. They can be taken by students from other departments (e.g., a student majoring in Biology can take CHEM 396 with a Chemistry professor). They are not restricted to final-year students. For more details, please see the '396' introduction page.


This web-based research project proposal form allows you (a McGill instructor) to offer a '396' undergraduate research project.

You may use this form to propose an "open" opportunity with a defined project, for students to apply to; or you may complete this form after having identified both the student and the project.

If you have any questions about this web-based form (or the former Word or LaTeX forms), please contact Victor Chisholm in the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science. See the bottom of this page for contact details.

Why fill out the '396' research project proposal form?

The signed research project proposal form will allow the student to seek departmental permission to register for the course.

The research project proposal form establishes what the student will work on, the grading scheme, and the project end date.

Even if you have already identified the student for this project, please fill it out and submit electronically; but take note to check off either "Already taken; no more positions available this term" or "Taken, but contact me for other possible projects this term".

Submitting the electronic form contributes to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science's website's listing of past, present, and upcoming 396 research projects. Current students, potential applicants to McGill, and the public will see summaries of undergraduate student research in Science at McGill.

What is next? How will students apply? What do I need to do?

See our "How does it all work?" page and then fill out the form.

Is funding available?

Up to and including Fall 2010-2011, the Dean of Science provided funding to defray the cost of extra resources such as laboratory supplies or specialized software.

Effective 2010-2011, this funding is no longer available.


Please contact the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science.