Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA)

What is the URA Program?

The Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program is a competitive program that provides summer research opportunities to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.

When is it offered?

The application process starts in December, but the research positions begin in May and typically last for 16 weeks.

Why would a student be interested in this program?

Students gain invaluable research experience working under the direction of U of G faculty and may expand their knowledge and understanding of their current field of study. These positions provide full-time employment during the summer months allowing students to save money to help with the cost of their next academic study period. The salary for a URA starts at $9,640 (based on $16.55/hr working 35 hrs/week for 16 weeks, plus 4% vacation pay).