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)
|Stephanie Bertolo||Dr. Jim Dunn||Hamilton Neighbourhoods Study Follow Up|
|Sutina Chou||Dr. Karen Bird||Through the Glass Ceiling, Over the Glass Cliff?|
|Benjamin Feldman||Dr. Rob Wilton||Geographies of Encounter in Augmented Reality|
|Rachel Guitman||Dr. Amanda Ricci||Gendered Bodies in Post-World War Two Canada|
|Annie Mills||Dr. Louis Schmidt||An Investigation of ‘Willpower’ and Self-Regulation in Preschool Children|
|Thipiga Sivayoganathan||Anju Joshi||Social Participation and Resiliency within Hamilton’s Aging Community|