The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are intended to cultivate and support research partnerships between undergraduate students and faculty members. There are 6 awards available to students in the Arts & Science Program, each worth $7,500. This amount is intended to provide for 15 weeks of full-time, research-based activity over the summer term. Student award recipients agree to present their research in a poster session in the following academic year.
Through an Undergraduate Student Research Award students can obtain meaningful summer employment; explore career opportunities in the research environment; investigate and learn more about an area of interest; gain valuable skills and experience; develop a positive working relationship with a faculty member.
It is the responsibility of the student to secure the agreement of a faculty member to supervise the research project. The faculty member may belong to any Faculty at McMaster. In past competitions, students who worked more closely with their proposed faculty supervisor in developing their research project had an increased likelihood of success in securing the award. Please note that the faculty supervisor must sign the application form before it is submitted.
To apply, students must:
Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
The deadline for applications is Friday 23 February 2018 at 4pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please submit your application to Dr. Gary Warner, Acting Director, Arts & Science Program via Shelley Anderson or Rebecca Bishop, LRW-3038.
USRA Application (Word format)
|John Cyfko||Dr. Ranil Sonnadara||The Role of Observational Learning in the Acquisition of Complex Motor Skills|
|Mahmood Haddara||Dr. Beth Marquis||The Effectiveness of Canadian Soccer Coaching Education in Improving Player Performance and Experience|
|Marco Handa||Dr. Hans Boden||Research Project in Knot Homology Theories|
|Tianqi Lei||Dr. David L. Clark||Can the University Stand for Peace?: Freedom of Expression, Protest and Dissent|
|Sadie Neufeld||Dr. Louis Schmidt||Temperament and Technology-Based Intervention of Preoperative Anxiety in Children|
|Avery Qurashi||Dr. Susie O’Brien||A Taste of Our Own Medicine: Conceptions of “Nature” Within Naturopathy|
|Hailey Wright||Dr. Patrick Bennett||Neural Processing of Face Perception|