The USRI Grant Fund
The USRI Grant Fund is an internal competitive grant fund providing support to MacEwan students to initiate, engage in projects and disseminate research outcomes and creative activity at a scholarly level. These opportunities foster a teaching and learning environment that support critical and innovative activities for students as part of a flourishing and robust scholarly culture, and serve to prepare students for future careers in academia, business and the community.
Consult the list of USRI-funded awards for the March 2017 call »
There are many external opportunities for students to engage in research and scholarly activity. See Research News for current awards of interest.
For more information on other engagement opportunities such as programs, internships, exchanges, studentships, and conferences, refer to Other Opportunities.
NSERC-USRAs are summer student awards meant to stimulate student interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. Students gain research work experience that complements their studies.
Awards have a minimum value of $5,625 ($4,500 from NSERC + $1,125 minimum contribution from the university/faculty supervisor) for 16 weeks full-time work.
Winter 2018 Deadline is December 1, 2017
Please review the following documentation closely; refer to NSERC-USRA program site for more information.
The following is a list of potentially eligible faculty supervisor for 2017. Faculty not listed may apply for an exception.
|Mathematics and Statistics||Dr. Cristina Anton, firstname.lastname@example.org||Differential equations, Stochastic Processes and their applications|
|Dr. Elaine Beltaos, email@example.com||Algebra and its applications to physics and other sciences|
|Dr. Brian Franczak, firstname.lastname@example.org||Mixtures of Contaminated Shifted Asymmetric Laplace Factor Analyzers|
|Dr. Nicolae Strungaru, email@example.com||Mathematics of Aperiodic Order, the study of physical Quasi-crystals.|
|Dr. Adi Tcaciuc, firstname.lastname@example.org||Project: Diffraction of Kolakovski sequence|
|Physical Sciences||Dr. Matthew Ross, email@example.com||Fates and effects of environmental pollutants.|
|Dr. Mark Furze, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Anna Pienkowski, email@example.com|
|Dr. Samuel Mugo, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Erin Walton, email@example.com||Shock metamorphism of astromaterials, with an emphasis on Martian meteorites|
|Psychology||Dr. Trevor Hamilton, firstname.lastname@example.org||Pharmacological and environmentally-induced changes in fish behavior.|
|Dr. Christopher Striemer, email@example.com||Cognitive neuroscience of attention, perception, and visuomotor control.|