University Student Summer Internship Program (USSIP)
Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit
Memorial Deadline: Monday 2nd, March 2020
The Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-2020 builds on the University’s Research Strategy Framework to support the university’s vision to “… be one of the most distinguished public universities in Canada and beyond…” The Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-2020 recommends supporting this vision, in part, through the creation of a fund in support of undergraduate students.
Undergraduate research incentive funding aims to stimulate heightened interest of graduate studies and research careers among undergraduate students; create a bridge between faculty members wishing to nurture such interests and students willing to engage in research; and, promote a culture of research intensity among undergraduate students. This funding will also provide research-based supervisory opportunities for faculty members in areas with low graduate enrollments, or currently having little or no access to research-based graduate programs.
Each year, through the University Summer Student Internship Program (USSIP), 10 summer internships will be awarded through a competitive application process with the expectation that the funds will be used to stimulate research intensity through student engagement. Competitive awards will be based on: Academic excellence of student applicant; quality of proposed summer research project; and quality of the supervisor’s recommendation.
Undergraduate Students, who meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in carrying out a 13- week (or 16-week) research/development work term, under the supervision of a faculty member, are invited to submit an application to USSIP. Students are limited to applying under one department/academic unit. Research awards resulting from Memorial’s USSIP competition may be held in the Summer 2020 semester.
In preparing a submission of the application package, students are expected to consult with a Supervisor/ Department/Faculty to confirm funding and to finalize a summer research project.
*Please note that if the deadline date falls on a weekend, applications will be due on the first work day following the deadline.
DEADLINE: March 2 @ 5:00 pm