Summer Research Assistantships

The College of Biological Science Awards Committee is responsible for awarding the CBS Indigenious Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantship, CBS Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantships, Dr. Anne Innis Dagg Assistantship, Ted Morwick Aquatic Biology Assistantship and the HART Aquatic Biodiversity Assistantship. 

Information regarding all reseach opportunities can be found in the following handout.

Students' submit applications to the CBS faculty whose research areas match their interests and future goals. With each award listed below there is a listing of faculty who are currently accepting applications for these assistantships - called faculty sponsors. The faculty member will review the applications and will only sign the application if they chose to endorse the applicant for an assistantship. All endorsed applications will be subitted to, and reviewed by, the CBS Awards Committee for a final decision. Please note that being endorsed for an award does not guarantee that the student will receive the assistantship. While a resume is not required as part of the endorsed application, it is suggested that you submit a resume to the faculty sponsor you are reaching out to. 

 

CBS Indigenous Summer Research Assistantship

The CBS Indigenous Summer Research Assistantship has been created to increase access and engagement of Indigenous students in STEM research initiatives. This assistantship will be awarded to one undergraduate student in a major in the College of Biological Science who identifies as First Nations, Metis or Inuit.

Value

One assistantship with a value of $5000 for a minimum of 13-weeks, between May 1st and August 31st. With faculty support the award may be worth up to $8400.00 ($15.00/h, 35 h per week) for up to 16 weeks, plus benefits and vacation pay.

Eligibility

  • Registered in a CBS major and completed a minimum of 7.5 credits at the time of application
  • Minimum cumulative average of 80%
  • Identified a CBS faculty sponsor to supervise the research activity (i.e. from Dept. of HHNS, IB or MCB)
  • Students do not have to be returning for the Fall 21 semester
  • Student must identify as First Nation, Metis or Inuit

Application procedure

  • Student submits an application form and an unofficial transcript to a potential faculty supervisor  (please use Adobe Reader and download the form prior to filling in the required fields)
  • Faculty sponsors may conduct interviews with applicants between January 25th and February 19th
  • Faculty member endorses a maximum of 2 applicants by signing and submitting an electronic copy of the student's application form to the Office of the Associate Dean Academic (cbsada@uoguelph.ca), by the end of work day on February 22nd
  • Students who are awarded an assistantship will be notified starting on March 3rd, 2021

Faculty Sponsors 

The following page lists the faculty sponsors who are looking for candidates to endorse to the CBS awards committee. Please read the faculty's research interests to see who may match with your personal and professional goals, prior to submitting your application to them. It is suggested that students consider submitting a resume to the faculty sponsor along with your application form. Please note that this is not a requirement. Students may approach other CBS faculty not listed on the sponsors page however please note not all faculty are looking for summer research assistants. Indigenous students seeking additional support in approaching faculty sponsors may contact Dr. Melissa Perreault for additional support.

 

CBS Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantship

Value

Three sssistantship each with a value of $5000 for a minimum of 13-weeks, between May 1st and August 31st. With faculty support the award may be worth up to $8400.00 ($15.00/h, 35 h per week) for up to 16 weeks, plus benefits and vacation pay.

 

Eligibility

  • Registered in a CBS major and completed a minimum of 7.5 credits at the time of application
  • Minimum cumulative average of 80%
  • Identified a CBS faculty sponsor to supervise the research activity (i.e. from Dept. of HHNS, IB or MCB)
  • Students do not have to be returning for the Fall 21 semester

 

Application procedure

  • Student submits an application form and an unofficial transcript to a potential faculty supervisor  (please use Adobe Reader and download the form prior to filling in the required fields)
  • Faculty sponsors may conduct interviews with applicants between January 25th and February 19th
  • Faculty member endorses a maximum of 2 applicants by signing and submitting an electronic copy of the student's application form to the Office of the Associate Dean Academic (cbsada@uoguelph.ca), by the end of work day on February 22nd
  • Students who are awarded an assistantship will be notified starting on March 3rd, 2021

 

Faculty Sponsors 

The following page lists the faculty sponsors who are looking for candidates to endorse to the CBS awards committee. Please read the faculty's research interests to see who may match with your personal and professional goals, prior to submitting your application to them. It is suggested that students consider submitting a resume to the faculty sponsor along with your application form. Please note that this is not a requirement.Students may approach other CBS faculty not listed on the sponsors page however please note not all faculty are looking for summer research assistants. 

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg Research Assistantship

In honour of Dr. Anne Innis Dagg in "recognition of her pioneering research on, and significant contributions to, the study of giraffes" (Dr. Jonathan Newman). The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student in the College of Biological Science. Preference for this award will go to a female student. Student applying for the Dr. Anne Innis Dagg assistantship will follow the same procedures as the CBS Undergraduate Summer Research  

Value

One assistantships worth $5000 for at least a 13 week period between May 1st and August 31st. With faculty support the award may be worth up to $8400.00 ($15.00/h, 35 h per week) for 16 weeks plus, benefits and vacation pay. 

Eligibility

  • Registered in a CBS major and completed a minimum of 7.5 credits at the time of application
  • Minimum cumulative average of 80%
  • Identified a CBS faculty sponsor to supervise the research activity (i.e. from Dept. of HHNS, IB or MCB)
  • Students do not have to be returning for the Fall 21 semester

 

Application procedure

  • Student submits an application form and an unofficial transcript to a potential faculty supervisor  (please use Adobe Reader and download the form prior to filling in the required fields)
  • Faculty sponsors may conduct interviews with applicants between January 25th and February 19th
  • Faculty member endorses a maximum of 2 applicants by signing and submitting an electronic copy of the student's application form to the Office of the Associate Dean Academic (cbsada@uoguelph.ca), by the end of work day on February 22nd
  • Students who are awarded an assistantship will be notified starting on March 3rd, 2021

 

Faculty Sponsors

The following page lists the faculty sponsors who are looking for candidates to endorse to the CBS awards committee. Please read the faculty's research interests to see who may match with your personal and professional goals, prior to submitting your application to them. It is suggested that students consider submitting a resume to the faculty sponsor along with your application form. Please note that this is not a requirement.Students may approach other CBS faculty not on the sponsors page, who are conducting cancer research, however please note not all faculty are looking for summer research assistants.

HART Aquatic Biodiversity Assistantship

Value

Three awards of $5000 for at least a 13 week period between May 1st and August 31st. With faculty support the award may be worth up to $8400.00 ($15.00/h, 35 h per week) for 16 weeks, plus benefits and vacation pay. 

Eligibility

  • Registered in a major in the Department of Integrative Biology (i.e. BIOD, ECOL, WLB, WBC, ZOO or MFB) with a minimum of 5.00 credits completed at the time of application.
  • Students do not have to be returning for the Fall 21 semester
  • Minimum cumulative average of 80%
  • Identified a CBS faculty sponsor from the Department of Integrative Biology to supervise the research activity
  • Research must relate to some aspect of aquatic biodiversity

 

Application procedure

  • Student submits an application form and an unofficial transcript to a potential faculty supervisor  (please use Adobe Reader and download the form prior to filling in the required fields)
  • Faculty sponsors may conduct interviews with applicants between January 25th and February 19th
  • Faculty member endorses a maximum of 2 applicants by signing and submitting an electronic copy of the student's application form to the Office of the Associate Dean Academic (cbsada@uoguelph.ca), by the end of work day on February 22nd
  • Students who are awarded an assistantship will be notified starting on March 3rd, 2021

 

Faculty Sponsors

The following page lists the faculty sponsors who are looking for candidates to endorse to the CBS awards committee. Please read the faculty's research interests to see who may match with your personal and professional goals, prior to submitting your application to them. It is suggested that students consider submitting a resume to the faculty sponsor along with your application form. Please note that this is not a requirement.Students may approach other CBS faculty not on the sponsors page, who are conducting research in aquatic biodiversity, however please note not all faculty are looking for summer research assistants.

 

Ted Morwick Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantship in Aquatic Biology

The Morwick Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantship in Aquatic Biology was established by Edward (Ted) Morwick, honorary Alumnus, in support of the conservation and protection of water resources. 

Value

One award of $6000 for at least a 13 week period between May 1st and August 31st. With faculty support the award may be worth up to $8400.00 ($15.00/h, 35 h per week) for 16 weeks, plus benefits and vacation pay. 

 

Eligibility

  • Students registered in any CBS major with a minimum of 7.5 credits at the time of application
  • Students do not have to be returning for the Fall 21 semester
  • Minimum cumulative average of 80%
  • Identified a CBS faculty sponsor to supervise the research activity (i.e. from Depts. of HHNS, IB or MCB)
  • Research must related to one of the three themed areas; Physiology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 

Application procedure

  • Student submits an application form and an unofficial transcript to a potential faculty supervisor  (please use Adobe Reader and download the form prior to filling in the required fields)
  • Faculty sponsors may conduct interviews with applicants between January 25th and February 19th
  • Faculty member endorses a maximum of 2 applicants by signing and submitting an electronic copy of the student's application form to the Office of the Associate Dean Academic (cbsada@uoguelph.ca), by the end of work day on February 22nd
  • Students who are awarded an assistantship will be notified starting on March 3rd, 2021

 

Faculty Sponsors

The following page lists the faculty sponsors who are looking for candidates to endorse to the CBS awards committee. Please read the faculty's research interests to see who may match with your personal and professional goals, prior to submitting your application to them. It is suggested that students consider submitting a resume to the faculty sponsor along with your application form. Please note that this is not a requirement.Students may approach other CBS faculty not on the sponsors page, who are conducting research in Physiology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, however please note not all faculty are looking for summer research assistants.