Other research opportunities

There are opportunities to get involved in research for which students will not gain credit towards their degree but which are worthwhile for other reasons. Such opportunities may involve funding support, industry experience, or the opportunity to pursue a project in another country.

Talk to your professors and staff in your department and look online to find opportunities that may be available to you. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

At McGill

Schull Yang International Experience Awards

Schull Yang International Experience Awards support summer undergraduate research experiences abroad.
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Work Study

A number of research positions are offered under McGill’s Work Study program. If you are eligible for Work Study funding, tell professors when you are discussing research opportunities with them – it may make it easier for a professor to hire you.
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Career Planning Service (CaPS)

CaPS operates an undergraduate research database listing opportunities to work with McGill professors.
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Beyond McGill

Mitacs, INRS and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are just a few examples of organizations through which undergraduate students can find opportunities to get involved in research.

Keep in mind, however, that McGill does not generally endorse external activities that are not part of your program, or approve them for credit. Before committing to any such arrangement, be sure to have a clear sense of your expectations and of how well the program you are considering aligns with your goals.