What is on the list below?
- Some undergraduate research opportunities outside McGill
- Some funding options for undergraduate research, which may be applicable to opportunities at McGill and/or outside McGill
What are some of the limitations of this list?
- This list is not exhaustive.
- This list is provided for reference only; mention of a programme does not necessarily imply endorsement by McGill University.
I see an application deadline that has passed, or from a previous year. Why?
- These are listed for reference purposes because many of them will be offered again, likely with similar deadlines.
- Check their websites for possible updates.
How can I use this list?
- Talk to your professors and staff in your department, and check the internet, to find other opportunities which may be available to you.
- Use this list as a starting point to find other opportunities. Perhaps you will find different terminology (e.g. studentship, research internship), or notice patterns (e.g. foundations that support research related to certain diseases, scholarly societies that support research in their disciplines) that can inform your own searches, on the internet or otherwise, for additional opportunities.
Find out more before you go:
Have you thought about the following?
Whether you find a potential placement though this page or elsewhere:
- McGill does not generally endorse external activities that are not part of your program, or approve them for credit.
- If your host/partner gives you a form or paperwork that requires our signature, we might or might not be able to sign. Refer to the previous point. Come see us.
- Do you have to pay fees? What are they for? What other costs may you incur?
- What is your commitment? What will you contribute and for how long?
- What are your goals? What do you want to get out of the experience?
- What are your standards? What do you expect from the host or program?
- Is my host organization reputable? Furthermore, is my position well-structured and supported?
Especially if you are going abroad, what about:
- Emergency plan?
- Insurance (travel, health, etc.)?
- Passports, visas & work permits?
- Safety and health?
Mitacs Globalink Research Award
The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities in designated countries: Australia, Brazil, China, EU member countries (In France, both universities and Inria Research Centres are eligible host institutions), Israel, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Tunisia, United Kingdom, and United States. More information.
Please note: To hold the award, you need McGill's support, which will require that you return to studies following the award. Your application also requires the involvement of professors at both your home university and host institution. We recommend that you contact the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science before applying for more details.
Deadline: Ongoing. Applications are accepted any time, but see website for recommended timelines.
Internship Program; Study and Internship Program — UAS7 (German universities of applied sciences)
- Internship Program: Hands-on research opportunities at a German University of Applied Sciences.
- Study and Internship Program: Study at a UAS7 campus for the German Wintersemester; then intern at a company or organization, or a research lab on a UAS7 campus.
Research at UAS7 member campuses is application-oriented and typically geared towards the needs of regional business and industry. In many cases German is not required, but a willingness to learn some basic German is always helpful. Open to all undergraduate students regardless of your nationality as long as you are enrolled at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university. A travel scholarship is available. More information
Two deadlines: October 1 and February 15 (depending on your proposed start date).
ICE: Inorganic Chemistry Exchange
The ICE program offers summer employment opportunities to undergraduate students in chemistry, who will have completed the equivalent of two or three full years of study as of May 2016. The program places students at an institution other than their own, in the laboratory of one of the ICE faculty members. More information.
Deadline: November 15, 2018
Summer Studentships in Inherited Bleeding Disorders — Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS)
The CHS will support interested Canadian Medical or Science students to work for up to 4 months during the Summer on a research project relevant to inherited bleeding disorders. More information.
Deadline: November 15, 2018.
IAESTE — International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience
IAESTE is an international organization exchanging students for paid technical work experience abroad. Some jobs will be in research and development, or of a laboratory nature. More information - Canadian website; More information - international website. Note: IAESTE does charge fees.
Deadline: "If you have paid the application fee by November 23, 2018 you may also be nominated to apply for a pool of international placements reserved for Canadian students received at the IAESTE Annual Conference."
Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) Internship program - McGill University
The program offers research opportunities and diverse training (graduate and undergraduate) in investigating how social conditions affect health and well-being. A major component of the internship is the work carried out in collaboration with a supervisor, while a weekly seminar/workshop series exposes interns to a variety of disciplines and provides training in translating research into policy. The program runs twice per year (Fall and Winter semesters). More information.
Deadline: November 30, 2018 (for Winter 2019); TBC (for Fall 2019).
Parkinson's Disease Foundation-American Parkinson Disease Association (PDF-APDA) Summer Student Fellowships
The PDF-APDA Summer Student Fellowships supports students – from advanced undergraduates to medical students – in their pursuit of Parkinson's-related summer research project, under the close supervision of a sponsor who is an expert in the Parkinson's community, for 10 paid weeks of clinical or laboratory work, plus travel funds to attend a related scientific conference to present their research upon project completion. More information.
Deadline: December 3, 2018
Summer Research Fellowships — The Endocrine Society
The Endocrine Society offers Summer Research Fellowships to encourage promising undergraduate students, medical students and first year graduate school students to pursue careers in endocrinology. The Society provides a stipend to each student award recipient to participate in research projects under the guidance of a Society member for 8 to 12 weeks during the summer. More information.
Deadline: December 6, 2018
RISE: Reactive Intermediates Student Exchange
RISE is a summer student exchange program for undergraduates in the chemical sciences who will have completed the equivalent of two or three full years of study by the end of the school year in which they apply. Successful applicants will be awarded summer employment in the research group of a RISE group member at one of the participating institutions (not their own), plus a small travel allowance. More information.
Deadline: December 7, 2018
DAAD RISE — Research Internships in Science and Engineering (Germany)
DAAD RISE gives students in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences, or engineering (or related fields) the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students for 3 months on serious research projects. (In addition to this DAAD RISE program, see also the DAAD RISE professional program described elsewhere on this webpage.) More information.
Deadline: Applications are due December 15, 2018; Letters of reference are due December 22, 2018. (Deadlines are at 11:59 pm CET – Central European Time. Applications open on November 1, 2018.)
DAAD RISE Professional — Research Internships in Science and Engineering (Germany)
DAAD RISE Professional offers unique opportunities for science and engineering students from the United States and Canada interested in gaining serious practical experience in Germany. RISE Professional is for Master and PhD students from North American universities in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, earth science, and engineering (or closely related subjects) are invited to apply, but undergraduates who are RISE alumni are also eligible. German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship. See also the other "regular" DAAD RISE ("non-professional") program described elsewhere on this webpage. More information.
Deadline: Applications are due December 15, 2018; Letters of reference are due December 22, 2018. (Deadlines are at 11:59 pm CET – Central European Time. Applications open on November 1, 2018.)
The Kupcinet-Getz International Summer School (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Each summer select outstanding undergraduate students from all over the world participate in research projects in mathematics (and computer science?), physics, chemistry and life sciences. Each student is associated to a laboratory or a theoretical research project under the supervision of an experienced scientist at the Weizmann Institute. Eight weeks (June 13 & August 8, 2019). There is a stipend, and housing for overseas students. More information.
Deadline: December 24, 2018
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada — Studentships
The Brain Tumour Research Studentship program has been developed to accelerate brain tumour research and encourage new, young researchers to join the field. The program opens on an annual basis to first-year medical students and 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. More information
Deadline: The usual deadline is in January. Check their website for more information.
Research Traineeships at ESPCI ParisTech (Paris, France)
ESPCI ParisTech is a prestigious grande école that conducts high level research in chemistry and physics, including related fields such as neurobiology and nanobiophysics. Many ESPCI professors are interested to host U2 and U3 McGill undergraduates for research placements, typically for 8 to 14 weeks. Paid and unpaid placements are possible throughout the academic year, including the summer term. ESPCI may be able to offer a travel allowance or help find housing. benedicte.ravier [at] espci.fr (More information via email, contact Mme Bénedicte Ravier).
Deadline: Ongoing. For placements starting in May, contact ESPCI in the preceding January or earlier.
Janelia Undergraduate Scholars — Summer undergraduate program (Washington DC area)
The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program is a 10-week summer program aimed at well-prepared, independent, committed students with significant research experience, who are interested in exploring: Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience; Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience; Evolution & Genetics; Instrumentation & Computational Tool Development; Neuronal Cell Biology; Optical Physics & Imaging; Structural Biology & Biochemistry; Theory & Computational Neuroscience. Students should have programming experience in at least one of the following languages: Python, MATLAB, and/or C++ (other languages may also be suitable). International students are eligible and visas will be supported. The program covers all living expenses including housing, food, and travel; plus a stipend. More information
Deadline: January 8, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. EST
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Undergraduate Research Program (New York NY area)
The CSHL URP provides an opportunity for undergraduate scientists from around the world to conduct first-rate research for the 10-week program (June 10 — August 10, 2019), living and working in the exciting laboratory environment. Research at CSHL focuses on: Molecular Biology & Cancer, Genetics & Genomics, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, and Quantitative Biology. The URP provides room and board (participants live and work among CSHL scientists) and a stipend. More information
Deadline: January 15 at 11:59 pm (23:59) Pacific Standard Time
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at CERN, via The Institute of Particle Physics
The Institute of Particle Physics supports Canadian undergraduate students participating in the CERN summer student programme. CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, is the home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the birthplace of the World Wide Web. More information.
Deadline: January 15, 2019
Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program — Banting and Best Diabetes Centre (University of Toronto)
The goal of the Program is to introduce undergraduate and medical students to the field of diabetes research and to encourage research in diabetes and its complications as a career. Students will be required to work full-time for a minimum of 12 weeks between May 1 and August 31. (This competition is not restricted to University of Toronto students. International students are eligible for the program if they are legally allowed to work in Canada.) More information.
Deadline: January 17, 2019, 4:00 pm
International Undergraduate Summer School — John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
Join a scientist’s laboratory and contribute to their research across a variety of biological and chemical sciences including microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and computational and mathematical biology. This programme offers spending money, accommodation, training, research, seminars, workshops and social events. More information.
Deadline: January 18, 2019
IRIC Next Generation Awards — Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer, Université de Montréal
This program offers undergraduate students a 12-week or a 16-week full-time summer internship (paid) in the field of cancer research at IRIC. Knowledge of French will not be taken into account when evaluating applications. Results will be communicated in March. More information.
Deadline: January 25, 2019, 5:00PM EST
IBM - Extreme Blue Internship Program
IBM's "Extreme Blue" summer internship program is for top-notch students with advanced computer science and/or business skills, experience and passion for technology. Your team's challenge is to develop an idea to address a real-world challenge confronting part of IBM's business – and then turn that idea into a real product. More information.
Deadline: January 30, 2019? See website for details.
Vienna Biocenter Summer School
The nine-week summer school starts on the last Friday in June and ends on 31 August each year, for undergraduate students who have completed at least 2 years of University study, and are interested in graduate study in the life sciences arena. Fields include molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology, bioinformatics, RNA biology, stem cells, and biochemistry. Scholars are provided with accommodation, a travel allowance, and a stipend. They will perform experiments, analyse data, generate ideas, discuss their results, and take part in lab meetings and journal clubs. The programme also includes a lecture series, a scientific symposium, and cultural activities. Note: "If you are in the final year of a bachelor study and you intend to graduate before 1 July you are not eligible for the summer school, unless you can show that you will enrol in a Master degree in September." More information.
Deadline: January 31 each year
Hospital for Sick Children — SickKids Summer Research Program (Toronto)
This program provides opportunities for undergraduate or medical students to conduct research in a laboratory/clinical setting at The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto) under the supervision of a Research Institute Scientist. More information.
Deadline: "Some scientists posted their available positions on December 18, 2017. The deadline to apply to these centrally posted positions was January 31, 2018. After the deadline, students are advised to contact the scientist(s) directly to inquire if positions remain available."
CERN programs for students
At CERN (in Geneva, Switzerland), the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. CERN offers various opportunities for students. For some programs, eligibility depends on your nationality/citizenship (note that Canada is not a CERN member state). More information.
Deadline varies by program, but for some programs: January 31, 2019. Check website for more details.
Summer Studentship Awards for Research in Gastroenterology
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) is pleased to make available Summer Studentship Scholarships. These scholarships are designed to provide short-term financial support for undergraduates who wish to obtain introductory training in research in the field of Gastroenterology. The proposed supervisor must be a regular CAG member (not trainee), in good standing for at least three years at the time of submission of the application. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree, or will graduate before undertaking, or during this award, are not eligible. The applicant may be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or foreign citizen. More information.
Deadline: January 31, 11:59 PM ET
Summer Research Program for Undergraduate Life Science Students — School of Life Sciences, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), will offer an 8-week research training opportunity to 25 undergraduate students interested in research careers in life sciences. The program offers funding to help cover travel, housing, and living expenses. For student in in biology, bio-physics, chemistry, bio-engineering, bio-informatics, quantitative biology, genetics, or a similar life sciences program, who plan on pursuing a career in the life sciences.
Deadline: January 31, 2019
UROP International at RWTH Aachen University
UROP International in Aachen consist of three elements: a research project at one of RWTH Aachen's research institutes or labs; a comprehensive accompanying program featuring an intensive German course and workshops on intercultural learning, scientific methods, and research practice; and activities to gain a look at German history and culture and meet German and international students at RWTH, such as regular get togethers, excursions in the region, and institute visits. More information.
Deadline: January 31 each year
Summer Studentships — Cystic Fibrosis of Canada
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Summer Studentships provide support to full-time undergraduate students engaged in 3-month summer research projects in areas relevant to cystic fibrosis, under the direction of an independent researcher based at a Canadian institution. More information.
Deadline: Please check their website for updates. As of the last time we checked, the website still referred to the studentship program, but without an application deadline or application period. In some previous years, the deadline was in February or March.
Schull Yang International Experience Awards - for summer undergraduate research experiences abroad
Schull Yang International Experience Awards, supported by Joseph Schull (BA ‘82, MA ’85) and Anna Yang (BCL, LLB ’88), help undergraduate and graduate students gain first hand international experience related to their fields of study. The award provides full or partial funding to assist students with tuition, travel, and other expenses related to their international experience. Schull Yang International Experience Awards are part of the McGill International Experience Awards. In the Faculty of Science, Schull Yang International Experience Awards are available to support summer undergraduate research experiences abroad for Science students. More information.
Deadline: TBC February 2019 for summer undergraduate research experiences abroad. (Other deadlines may apply to other categories of Schull Yang and McGill International Experience Awards.)
Summer @ EPFL (School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne / Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland)
During a period of at least two months and preferably including the 2nd week of July, participating students get the chance to learn new skills and to gain hands-on experience while working personally with leading senior scientists. Participating students will work in a research unit, typically to solve problems which are usually part of major research efforts. Often, this will lead to performing challenging programming or design tasks to prove new concepts. Funding is available. More information.
Deadline: The Sunday closest to February 1.
E3 Program, EPFL Excellence in Engineering Program - EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
This is an intensive research training opportunity for students who plan to pursue PhD studies, and who are interested in research careers in any field of engineering, science and technology, for 12 weeks during the summer months. Your background: biology, neurotechnology, bioengineering, chemistry, mathematics, physics, microengineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science. The program offers funding to help cover travel, housing, and living expenses. More information.
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Undergraduate research bursaries - Centre Eau Terre Environnement de l'INRS - Quebec City
The research teams of the Centre Eau Terre Environnement, in Quebec City and part of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, host undergraduate students each summer for research placements. Research areas may include: Agronomy, biology, chemistry, ecology, engineering (aerospace, civil, chemical, water, geological, computer, mechanical, physical), physical geography, geology, geomatics, computer science, mathematics, physics, statistics. More information (in French). See also this page (in French).
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Undergraduate research bursaries - Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications de l'INRS - Varennes and Montreal
The research teams of the Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications, in Varennes and Montreal and part of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, host undergraduate students each summer for research placements. Research areas may include: Physics and Engineering Physics, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Optics and Photonics, Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics.. More information (in French). See also this page (in French).
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Undergraduate research bursaries - Centre Urbanisation Culture Société de l'INRS - Montreal and Quebec City
The research teams of the Centre Urbanisation Culture Société, in Montreal and Quebec City and part of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, host undergraduate students each summer for research placements. Research areas may include: Anthropology, communication, demography, economics, Quebec studies, urban studies, geography, history, political science, information science, sociology. More information (in French). See also this page (in French).
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Undergraduate research bursaries - Centre INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier - Laval, Quebec
La Fondation universitaire Armand-Frappier de l’INRS offers awards to undergraduates specialized in the field of human, animal or environmental health to undertake a summer research project in a lab of the Centre INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier. Research areas may include: Bacteriology, biochemistry, biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, chemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, entomology, epidemiology, immunology, veterinary microbiology, neurobiology, parasitology, pharmacology, food safety, animal health, food science, toxicology, virology. More information (in French). See also this page (in French).
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Society for Vascular Surgery - Student Research Fellowship
This program stimulates laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate and medical school students registered at universities in the United States and Canada. The award is designed for students to spend a meaningful period of time on a project either in a block of several months or spread out over a longer period of time, not to exceed 12 months. The minimum full time commitment is two months. The awards are made to the institution (school, hospital, or research facility) where the student project will be conducted. The student must be sponsored by an Active Member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. More information.
Deadline: February 1
Amgen Scholars Asia Program - Summer research program in science and biotechnology at Kyoto University, National University of Singapore, the University of Tokyo, and Tsinghua University
This program supports research related to the discovery, development, manufacture and delivery of human therapeutics, as well as the overall biomedical and biotechnology enterprise. Amgen Scholars receive financial support and have the opportunity to: Take part in important institution research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science; Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of Asia’s top academic scientists; and Participate in engaging scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events. Each year, Amgen Scholars meet at the National University of Singapore to network with other Amgen Scholars as well as interact with leading industry and academic scientists. More information.
Deadline: February 1, 2019.
American Physiological Society (APS) — Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships
The intent of this program is to excite and encourage students to pursue a career as a basic research scientist. These fellowships support full-time undergraduate students with little or no laboratory research experience to work for 10 weeks during the summer in the laboratory of an established APS investigator. There is no citizenship restriction. Final-year/graduating students are not eligible to apply. More information.
Deadline: February 1 each year.
MBARI Summer Internship Program — Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute — Moss Landing, California, USA
The MBARI summer internship program provides an opportunity for talented college students (undergraduate and graduate) and educators to come to MBARI to work on a specific project under MBARI staff supervision for 10 weeks in the summer. While the program is open to international participants, MBARI cannot be a sponsor for your US work visa. Program includes a stipend and partial travel support may be available. More information.
Deadline: February 11, 2019, 12:00 noon PST
RCGS Independent Research Grants — Royal Canadian Geographical Society
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society supports research projects on geographical topics that further the mandate of the Society “to make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world.” Awards are restricted to projects that are undertaken in Canada, by Canadian residents and that address some element of the country’s geography. (Before applying, you may wish to review the website carefully and contact the organization to confirm that undergraduates are indeed eligible.) More information.
Deadline: February 14 each year.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA) - Summer Student Fellowship
Undergraduate students spend 10-12 weeks in the summer getting hands-on oceanographic research experience and working with world-class scientists and engineers in WHOI's Summer Student Fellowship program. Open to non-American students. Program offers stipend, housing, and travel support. More information.
Deadline: February 15 each year.
Starbucks Clinical Genetics/Genomics Research Studentship Award — The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) — Toronto, Ontario
The Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics at The Hospital for Sick Children offers an annual summer student award to enable a student to participate in a clinical genetics/genomics research project for a 12 week term. More information.
Deadline: Friday February 16, 2018 by midnight
McGill Global Health Scholars (Undergraduates)
The McGill Global Health Scholars program for McGill undergraduate students is designed to provide opportunities to learn about global health through research projects. Scholars are involved in research projects mentored by a faculty member, and during the summer the students help with global health projects internationally, in Northern Canada, or from Montreal. During the academic year, the Global Health Scholars will benefit from a series of global health workshops and trainings organized by GHP. Global Health Scholars will also have access to educational, professional and networking opportunities such as the McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference and Global Health Night social events. More information.
Deadline: Please check their website for updates. Applications will open on January 9, 2019. (For comparison, last year's deadline was February 18, 2018.)
Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities via NSERC USRA - Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
The Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) presents an opportunity for undergraduate students to work during the summer in a biomedical engineering research environment, on campus or at one of our partner hospitals. The undergraduate research experience culminates with the IBBME Undergraduate Research Day where students present their research to their fellow students and faculty. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact faculty members well before the NSERC USRA application deadline to discuss potential positions and projects. In order to apply for the NSERC USRA, students must secure a supervisor holding a current NSERC grant prior to completing the award application. More information.
Deadline: February 20, 2019 @ 4pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
Caltech SURF — Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program — Pasadena, California, USA
Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), for a 10-week period, with a financial award. International students are eligible to participate in SURF on the Caltech campus; however, only U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents are eligible for SURFs at JPL. More information.
Deadline: February 22.
Hannah Summer Studentship - for research in the areas of history of health, disease, or medicine, broadly defined.
This award offers students from all undergraduate faculties the opportunity to study and learn the techniques of historical research and to encourage future serious study of medical history. Students will participate in research projects in the areas of history of health, disease or medicine for a period of 3 months. More information.
Deadline: February 23, 2018.
Meakins-Christie Summer Studentships
The Meakins Christie Laboratories are the centre of respiratory research at McGill University. More information.
Deadline: The competition is not open (as of when we last checked), but for reference purposes, in a prior year, the deadline was March 1.
RTC Summer Research Program for Undergraduates @ The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute - Sinai Health System, Toronto
This program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to work throughout the summer in a laboratory at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. Students will work on a project assigned to them by their laboratory supervisor gaining valuable experience and research skills. Students must have completed, at the minimum, their second undergraduate year of a recognized university science program by May. Three months, full-time hours. More information.
Deadline: March 4, 2019
Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Program (BUSRP) - Western University, London, Ontario
The Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Program provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to obtain research experience during the summer (May to August). For 3rd year students enrolled in a Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or Genetics program. More information.
Deadline: March 8, 2018, 4:00pm
BC Cancer Studentships — British Columbia
For senior undergraduate university students and/or junior medical or dental students seeking hands-on training in cancer research in British Columbia. These summer studentships may address any discipline of cancer research including clinical, translational, basic, behavioural and population research areas (for a research project that is funded and supervised by a senior health professional that has a Research or Faculty appointment with BC Cancer). Preference will be given to students who are residents of British Columbia or who may be from out of province but are full-time students at a university in British Columbia. More information.
Deadline: March 12, 2018
Excellence in Science contest - Quebec government - prizes include work placements in a laboratory in France
This program encourages women to pursue careers and academic disciplines in which women are under-represented. The annual contest includes work placements in a laboratory in France as well as cash prizes. More information.
Deadline: The competition is not open (as of when we last checked), but for reference purposes, in a prior year, the deadline was March 14.
NSERC-Create in Complex Dynamics
16-week paid summer awards to undergraduates from within and outside Canada, with researchers from McGill, Université de Montréal, McMaster, Concordia, Western, and Toronto, together with the MNI and the Rotman Research Institutes. These scientists specialize in nonlinear periodic oscillations underlying human biological rhythms that are critical to heart rate, sleep, and respiration, as well as attention, memory, and motor activity. They model the complex dynamics of nonlinear oscillations that arise among neurons or individuals, among crowds, and in social networks. Funded by NSERC-Create, the network delivers training in five primary areas: mathematical foundations; neuroscientific foundations; developmental dynamics; disruptive dynamics; and group dynamics. More information.
Deadline: Please refer to website for most recent or current deadline. (In 2018, the deadline was March 15.)
ISM (Institut des sciences mathématiques) Undergraduate Summer Scholarships
ISM Summer scholarships are offered to undergraduate students in mathematics and statistics who are registered in one of the ISM member universities (Concordia University, HEC Montréal, Laval University, McGill University, the Université de Montréal, UQAM, UQTR, Université de Sherbrooke and Bishop's University). They allow selected candidates to carry out research under the supervision of a postdoctoral fellow, a doctoral student or an assistant professor affiliated with one of the ISM member universities. Duration: 2 to 4 months. More information.
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Bertha Lapitsky Award - Department of Psychology, McGill
A 16-week summer research award designed to support a Psychology undergraduate's involvement in Child Development Research. For more information, please contact the Psychology Undergraduate Coordinator at 514-398-6121.
Deadline: typically in mid-March.
Canderel Rising Star Summer Internship Award - Goodman Cancer Research Centre, McGill
These awards are to support exceptional undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in scientific/medical research. The research internship for undergraduate students is offered during the summer (10 weeks to four months). The candidate must be an Undergraduate Student who is in U2, U3 or graduated within the last 6 months; and must be under the supervision of a scientist who is a full member of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre. This competition is open to national and international students. More information.
Deadline: March 31
McGill Integrated Cancer Research Training Program (MICRTP) Summer Studentships
MICRTP is offering Summer Studentships for two to four months starting every May. This opportunity is available to exceptional undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in scientific/medical research. Funding will be awarded based on merit. More information.
Deadline: March 31
UNESCO-Joint Institute for Nuclear Research summer student programme and postdoctoral research fellowships
The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) is located in Dubna, Russia, about 100km from Mosco. JINR’s seven laboratories house different fields of research including: Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Neutron Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Networking, Computing and Computational Physics, Radiobiology, Accelerator Physics, Particle Detector and Applied Research Using Nuclear Physics Methods. This programme is open to undergraduates finishing their third year of study, or any graduate students in their first year of masters or PhD worldwide. It will run from June until September, and each student will receive 6 to 8 weeks of dedicated practice on a JINR research project. The programme covers travel expenses, accommodation and DSA for all selected participants will be fully covered. More information #1 and More information #2.
Deadline: May 22, 2018, 11:00 PM GMT+2
Summer student program - Baycrest Health Sciences - Toronto, Ontario
Baycrest Health Sciences specializes in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging. As an academic health sciences centre fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest provides care for aging clients combined with an extensive clinical training program for students and one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience. The Summer Student Program provides opportunities for university students to conduct research in a laboratory/clinical setting at Baycrest under the supervision of a practicing Scientist from the Research Division. The program is 12 weeks in length, with specific starting and ending dates arranged directly with each hiring Scientist in accordance with their research schedule. More information.
Deadline: "Selections will be made on an ongoing basis", so apply as early as possible, but note that "most hiring decisions will be made by April 15, 2018."
Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunities at the St. George Campus - University of Toronto
Many life-science units at the University of Toronto offer summer studentships; many of these are also open to non-UofT students. (To help you with your internet searches, some of these are called the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program or UROP.) You can find links to relevant departments on the following webpage, which includes many different kinds of undergraduate research opportunities, including but not limited to summer studentships/awards. More information. Interested students should also investigate other departments at UofT (or other universities of interest) to inquire about funding opportunities there.
Deadline: Varies by department.
NRC Student Employment Program - National Research Council of Canada - various locations across Canada
Practical career-related experience in research and development, library sciences, communications, marketing and other areas. Positions are offered at NRC institutes and corporate offices. More information.
Deadline: Ongoing. You can apply for the NRC Student Employment Program online from October 1 to August 31. Hiring managers search the database for qualified candidates throughout the year. Reapply starting in October should you wish to be considered for the following year.
NSERC Program Guide for Students and Fellows (Undergraduate)
This page outlines awards that are relevant to undergraduate students. More information.
Deadline: Not applicable; this page is a gateway to other programs.
McGill Industrial Practicum
A four-month paid work term, usually in the summer, which is recognized by McGill University (appears on your transcript). Some IP placements are research-related. More information.
McGill IYS: Internship Year in Science
A career-related, professionally supervised, paid work term for 8, 12 or 16 months. Experience first-hand the current practices and technologies in business and industry. The IYS will be indicated on your transcript. Some IYS placements are research-related. More information.
JYI listing of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs - various locations
The Journal of Young Investigators (JYI) has composed an extensive list of summer undergraduate research opportunities in all fields of science. Most (but not all) are located in the USA. Some (but not all) are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents. More information.
Deadline: Not applicable; this page is a gateway to other programs.
National Science Foundation (USA) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) - various locations
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site, which may be at either a US or non-US location, consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. More information.
Deadline: varies by REU Site. You can find REU Sites from the main REU webpage given above.
Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Project (URAP) in Prof. D. Perepichka’s lab, Department of Chemistry
Two scholarships are available in the summer 2018 for undergraduate research in Prof. Perepichka’s lab to work on Covalent Organic Frameworks with PerchloroTriphenylMethyl Radical (PTM) Nodes. The selected candidate(s) will work as part of Perepichka’s group on organic synthesis and materials characterization aspects of “organic graphenes” – two-dimensional (2D) conjugated polymers. This specific project will test the possibility of using stable free radicals (PTM) as building block for 2D covalent organic frameworks (COF) and explored their electrical conductivity and magnetic properties. Because of the funding for these scholarships, only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. The successful candidate(s) will have a basic competence in organic chemistry (at least CHEM 222), with a strong preference given to those with prior research experience. Interested candidates should send their CV and a short (1/2 page) letter of motivation dmitrii.perepichka [at] mcgill.ca (via email).
Deadline: To be confirmed
TRIUMF is Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics. It offers the opportunity to Canadian students to experience the excitement of research at a national laboratory such as TRIUMF. More information.
Deadline / Note: "We are working on a new Award/Scholarship program at TRIUMF. Please check back later for more information!"
Canadian Blood Services - Summer Internship Program (SIP)
This program provides support to students enrolled at Canada’s post-secondary institutions to gain experience by contributing to projects within any division of Canadian Blood Services. More information.
Deadline: Closed – no competition planned in 2019