Each summer, students have the opportunity to work alongside professors in their research labs. These awards are intended to stimulate the interest of undergraduate students by providing them with a valuable experiential learning opportunity in a scientific research environment. Students holding one of these awards will be exposed to research activities during their work period.
* Students must be enrolled in 24 credit hours for the H.D. Gesser or Jack Prior award
NSERC: These awards have a minimum value of $6,000. Of this amount, $4,500 will be provided by NSERC and the remainder (at least $1,500*) will be provided by the supervisor.
Faculty of Science: These awards have a minimum value of $5,500. Of this amount, $3,750 will be provided by the Office of the Dean of Science and the remainder (at least $1,750*) will be provided by the supervisor.
The Jack Prior Memorial Undergraduate Summer Research Prize: Has a minimum value of $6,500. Of this amount, $5,000 is funded by donor support and the remainder (at least $1,500*) provided by the supervisor.
H.D. Gesser Undergraduate Summer Research Prize in Chemistry: Has a minimum value of $6,000. Of this amount, $4,500 is funded by donor support and the remainder (at least $1,500*) provided by the supervisor.
The duration of the NSERC, NSERC Aboriginal, Faculty of Science, H.D. Gesser and Jack Prior awards is 16 consecutive weeks. If a supervisor wishes to extend this period, the difference will have to be provided from the supervisor’s grant(s).
Students may undertake their research project through any department in the Faculty of Science.
Ranking will be based on Cumulative GPA for NSERC. Faculty of Science Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) and H.D. Gesser will be ranked by department. Jack Prior award is selected by the Prior family based on the student’s community involvement and/or leadership but students must also hold a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Dean’s Office application deadline changed to: Friday, January 19, 2018.
Download the 2018 Application Form in PDF.
Please fill out the fillable form, save as, email to the proposed supervisor with your web transcript attached in the email, have supervisor fill out their portion than email to the administrator in the department.
Depending on your department, submit your application to the appropriate e-mail address below. Individual department deadlines may vary.
Physics & Astronomy
Assistant to the Associate Deans
University of Manitoba, Faculty of Science
239 Machray Hall
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 2N2
Friday, January 19, 2018