Continuing Student Awards

PURE Research Award


Value

Up to $6000.00; Refer to the PURE Program site

Deadline

Application Deadline: February 7, 2020

Supervisor Reference Deadline: February 14, 2020

Criteria

  • The Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) provides financial support to University of Calgary undergraduates to conduct research for 8, 12, or 16 weeks between May and August
  • Students must be continuing students (students who plan to graduate in June are ineligible for PURE)
  • For more information, please visit the PURE Program site

Application Details

  1. Review the information available on the PURE Program site. Make note of any upcoming information sessions, and make a plan to attend
  2. Consider what areas you might like to research, and develop some potential research topics
  3. Reach out to faculty members who may be interested in supervising your research. If you have further questions or need assistance identifying a potential supervisor, please contact the Undergraduate Programs in Education office at upe@ucalgary.ca
  4. Once you have identified a supervisor, discuss your research project and prepare your application. Note that PURE proposals must originate with and be drafted principally by the student applicant
  5. Submit your application. For PURE, you and your supervisor will both need to submit an application (although your supervisor cannot submit their application until you have submitted yours). You can also submit an application to the Werklund Undergraduate Research Awards (although you can only accept one, with preference given to a PURE award)

Note: Please expect that you may not receive a response on your application until April.

Werklund Undergraduate Research Awards


Value

$5000.00

Deadline

February 7, 2020

Criteria

  • The Werklund Undergraduate Research Awards provide financial support to University of Calgary undergraduates to conduct research for 8 or 12 weeks between May and August. Students must be continuing students (students who plan to graduate in June are ineligible for Werklund Undergraduate Research Awards)
  • Students must make a full-time commitment to their research during the period of the Werklund Undergraduate Research Award
  • Werklund Undergraduate Research proposals must originate with, and be drafted principally by, the student applicant
  • Student must apply for the PURE Program to be eligible for this award. The PURE Program takes precedence over the Werklund Undergraduate Research Award

Application Details

  1. Review the Terms of Reference and Application form
  2. Consider what areas you might like to research, and develop some potential research topics
  3. Reach out to faculty members who may be interested in supervising your research. If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact the Undergraduate Programs in Education office at upe@ucalgary.ca
  4. Once you have identified a supervisor, discuss your research project and prepare your application. Note that PURE proposals must originate with, and be drafted principally, by the student applicant
  5. Submit your applications. Remember, you must submit an application for PURE in order to be considered for the Werklund Undergraduate Research Award. You can only accept one award, with preference given to a PURE award. For PURE, you and your supervisor will both need to submit an application (although your supervisor cannot submit their application until you have submitted yours)

Note: Please expect that you may not receive a response to your application until April.

Werklund Service Awards


Value

$500.00

Deadline

April 24, 2020, 4.00pm MST

Criteria

  • Students must be enrolled in their EDUC 400 or 500-level courses in the Fall 2019 and/or Winter 2020 term(s)
  • Students must hold a minimum GPA of 3.50
  • Awards are based on the students’ commitment to community service

Application Details

Applications should include:

  • A completed cover page, using this template
  • A letter from the applicant indicating how their community service has informed their perspectives on teaching and learning (max. 250 words). Please note that the letter may be used publicly to demonstrate the exemplary service Werklund Undergraduate students provide to the community
  • A letter of reference from the organization or community group with which the applicant is involved, demonstrating the applicants’ participation and commitment
  • The application should be submitted via email to upe@ucalgary.ca, with the above-noted components compiled into one file (Microsoft Word or PDF), titled ‘yourlastname.yourfirstname_WSA_2020’ (Ie, Smith.John_WSA_2020)


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