Undergraduate student research

Student research opportunities

Innovation and discovery abound in our research labs. Get a first-hand experience of working on a major research project while completing your degree.

Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) Awards

Experience research in a laboratory. Learn how to write proposals, seek funding and undertake a research project. The PURE awards benefit students at any stage of their undergraduate studies.

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Markin Undergraduate Student Research Program in Health and Wellness (USRP)

Get support and guidance to ensure you have a positive research experience. Discover all aspects of the research process.

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NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Open only to students in natural sciences and engineering, these awards are designed to help you pursue a research career.

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Other research opportunities

UCalgary offers student research summer positions. In some cases you will be required to find your own funding to help pay for your salary, but internal sources can be found through the university and we can help you find external funding as well.

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Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Research Program

The Biomedical Engineering Research Program (BURP) is organized by biomedical engineering graduate students and faculty. The transdisciplinary program supports students across multiple faculties and labs across campus and equips them with the necessary skills and information to have a fun and successful summer research term. 

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Schulich Undergraduate Research Program

This summer more than 100 undergraduate students will join Schulich laboratories to undertake summer research projects through our Undergraduate Research Program (URP). These projects provide experiential learning to undergraduate trainees, mentorship opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and valuable data generation for supervising faculty members. 

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