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Wondering what to do next summer? Experience Research

Why not experience research with a professor at your own university?  Professors at the University of Manitoba, through their research, scholarly work and creative activities are contributing to the cultural, economic, health and social well-being of the citizens of Manitoba, Canada and the world. Professors work individually or in teams to analyze challenging and complex issues to make our lives better and more meaningful.  They collectively bring more than $160 million from external sources, on a competitive basis, to support their research, scholarly work and creative activities and to nurture young minds to become trailblazers, pioneers, and innovators.

The Office of the Vice-President, Research and International, in partnership with the University of  Manitoba Student Union (UMSU) is pleased to offer this exciting opportunity for up to 172 students.  Ten awards will be dedicated to Indigenous students and two awards will be dedicated for community-based research projects.

 The Undergraduate Research Awards offer:

  • A rewarding experience for students to be mentored full-time with a professor of their choice for 16 weeks (May to August) and to gain valuable experience in their field of interest.
  • a $7,000 monetary award

The Undergraduate Research Award is a recognized University of Manitoba Co-Curricular Record activity.