Indigenous Undergraduate Research Assistantships

The Indigenous Undergraduate Research Assistantships (IURA) are meant to stimulate First Nations, Métis and Inuit students' interest in research and to encourage students to consider pursuing graduate studies. The students will gain research experience, further their insight into their field of study, work with faculty and learn the value of a graduate degree, while earning $14 per hour for full-time work over a 16-week period.  The IURA program is competitive and applicants must have a cumulative average of at least 70% and be returning to study at the University of Guelph in a bachelor program in the fall semester immediately after the term of employment.

All disciplines are encouraged to apply.  There are two assistantships available for summer 2021.

How to Apply

Complete the Indigenous Undergraduate Research Assistanship (IURA) Application Form including the upload of your resume and unofficial transcript (accessed through WebAdvisor) by the deadline on February 2, 2021.

Students are eligible to hold the IURA in subsequent years.

Once notified, the successful recipients are expected to find a faculty supervisor to work with. If required, the recipient can request assistance from the Associate Vice-President Academic (AVPA) or the Special Advisor to the President on Indigenous Initiatives by contacting Cara Wehkamp at cwehkamp@uoguelph.ca.

Other Opportunities

Students may apply to both the IURA and other programs they are eligible for, however, they may only hold one assistantship or award per year.

Undergraduate Research Assistantships

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

Undergraduate Student Research Awards

NSERC's Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) are meant to stimulate students' interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage a student to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. If students would like to gain research experience in an academic setting, these awards can provide them with financial support through their host university. NSERC encourages qualified Indigenous students to apply for these awards.

Work Study

Work study is an on-campus part-time job program to assist students with demonstrated financial need meet their educational costs by working part-time during their registered term.