Internal Funding

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Our students are curious about the world around them. They have ideas to explore and creative impulses to nurture. At MacEwan University, we value student-engaged research and encourage our students to ask big questions. 

Funding opportunities





Application workshops and additional information

In the weeks prior to USRI grant deadlines, the Office of Research Services, together with the Grants Adjudication Committee, hosts workshops to support you with the application process. Workshops dates and details will be posted here when then are available, usually in February or March.

Learn more about USRI grants by reading these documents.

USRI Terms of Reference

USRI Student Guidelines

USRI Final Report form

Faculty Mentor Guidelines

Student Intellectual Property (IP) Agreement

Travel Authorization Form


Undergraduate Student Research Initiative

USRI_LogoThe Undergraduate Student Research Initiative (USRI), a subcommittee of MacEwan's Research Council, is responsible for developing our student research strategy as outlined in the campus Strategic Plan for Research. The plan focuses on fostering student involvement in research and providing students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge.

 

The USRI collaborates closely with the Office of Research Services (ORS) and facilitates faculty mentorship for students engaged in conducting research and disseminating findings. As well, the USRI sponsors two internal grants.

Past recipients

Since the USRI grants were established, many students have had the opportunity to explore their research passion. Find out which proposals received funding.

October 2019

March 2019

October 2018

March 2018

November 2017

March 2017


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Student research experience

Research at the undergraduate level "gives you a competitive edge again other graduate school applicants," says Lindsay Pinder, an honours psychology graduate who is now working on a master's degree. At MacEwan, she conducted research into the potential use of cannabis as a therapy for anxiety.