Undergraduate science students interested in gaining hands-on, paid research experience during the summer of 2021 are encouraged to apply to the Faculty of Science Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards (DURA) program and the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) program.
“Both the DURA and USRA programs represent incredible opportunities for our top undergraduate students to get valuable, hands-on experience in their areas of study while making a significant contribution to research in the Faculty of Science,” says Jennifer Steeves, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education in the Faculty of Science.
In 2021, the Faculty of Science will be offering 12 DURAs, which are complementary and run parallel to the NSERC USRA program.
The DURA program is run by the Faculty of Science to fund undergraduate students to undertake research in labs over the summer. The program is funded by the Faculty and support from donors. The program is open to all undergraduate students in Science at York, including international students, who would not be eligible for the NSERC USRA award.
The value, structure and eligibility requirements of the DURAs are similar to those of the NSERC USRA program. DURAs and USRAs are held over 16 consecutive weeks through the summer.
In addition, all award recipients in the Faculty of Science will have an opportunity to participate in the 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Conference hosted by the Faculty at the end of the summer.
Applications are due Friday, Feb. 26. Application instructions can be viewed here.