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The 2024 competition has closed.

Award Value: $8,000. Housing provided on site.
Duration: 16 weeks (mid‐May until mid‐August)

To encourage field work opportunities among excellent T undergraduates, the Koffler Scientific Reserve (KSR) sponsors 1-2 Undergraduate Student Research Awards per summer term. KSR will cover a summer stipend for excellent undergraduates pursuing field research in any area of research, provided that they have identified a research supervisor who uses KSR. The award’s purpose is to sponsor independent research experience for undergraduates, not paid field technicians or assistants.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Have completed a minimum of two terms at the time of application and by the start of May
  • Be registered in a bachelor’s degree program at an eligible institution
  • Have a cumulative average of at least a B+ or higher to apply, or must indicate in your Letter of Intent the extreme circumstances that prevent their transcript from reflecting their true academic merit (e.g., changing majors, learning English, working full-time while in school, etc.)
  • A faculty member who uses KSR for research must have agreed to supervise the student’s project
  • Students MAY NOT hold the KSR USRA simultaneously with any other award (i.e. NSERC USRA, UTEA, or CGCS Award, etc.)
  • International students must have a study permit and Social Insurance Number

What to Submit

The 2024 competition has closed.

Important Points

Students are responsible for their own food and living expenses. KSR requires that the student be in residence at KSR for the summer, and that a graduate student, post‐doc, or technician, who is capable of supervising the award recipient, be present on site at the start of the project, until the student is self‐sufficient. Faculty advisors are responsible for research user fees, equipment, consumables, and housing costs for the student. KSR will provide an estimate of these costs to advisors prior to awards being made and students being contacted.

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