Continuing Student Awards

PURE Research Award


Value

Up to $6000.00; Refer to the PURE Program site

Deadline

Student Application Deadline: February 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. MST

Supervisor Reference Deadline: February 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. MST

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 make a full-time commitment to their research during the period of the PURE award.
  • Students must be full-time, continuing, undergraduate 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. 
    1. To apply to the PURE Program, you will first need to submit your application, and then your supervisor will be asked to submit an evaluation.
    2. In addition, students are encouraged to 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 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. MST

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 in their program (students who plan to graduate in June are ineligible)
  • 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 also apply for the PURE Program to be eligible for this award. Only one award can be accepted, and 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 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 applications must originate with, and be drafted principally, by the student applicant
  5. Submit your applications. Remember, you must submit an application for the PURE program in order to be considered for the Werklund Undergraduate Research Award. Your  application to the Werklund Undergraduate Research Award should be submitted via email to upe@ucalgary.ca.

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

Werklund Service Awards


Value

$500.00

Deadline

April 26, 2021, 4.00pm MST

Criteria

  • Students must have completed EDUC 400-level courses in the Fall 2020 and/or Winter 2021 term(s)
  • Students must hold a minimum GPA of 3.50 in the year which the award is being applied for
  • Awards are based on the applicants’ commitment to volunteerism through community service

Application Details

Applications should include:

  • A completed cover page, using this template
  • A letter from the applicant indicating how their service to the community 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 School of Education undergraduate students provide to the community.
  • A letter of reference from the organization or community group with which the applicant volunteers, demonstrating the applicants’ contributions and commitment to community service.
  • 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_2021’ (Ie, Smith.John_WSA_2021)


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