Undergraduate Studentship Award Information

Annual awards to support undergraduate research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology include:
 

  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs)
  • Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Awards
  • Work-Learn International Undergraduate Research Awards
     
USRAs and SURE awards provide a stipend of at least $7968.80 for 16-weeks of full-time work in the summer, for independent research in microbiology and immunology under the supervision of a UBC faculty member.  WLIURAs provide $8265.71 (inclusive of 4% vacation pay) for 16-weeks of full-time work in the summer, for independent research in microbiology and immunology under the supervision of a UBC faculty member.
Students in the past have benefited from these programs by gaining hands-on research experience as well as the opportunity to interact with our students, staff, and faculty members.


Eligibility

  • NSERC USRAs are available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents pursuing undergraduate studies.  Details regarding eligibility and frequently asked questions can be found on the NSERC website (www.nserc.ca). Please note that no student may hold more than 3 USRAs in a lifetime.
  • SURE Awards are available to all students registered at UBC-V as BSc students.
  • Work-Learn International Undergraduate Research Awards are dedicated to international undergraduate students as they are not eligible for NSERC USRAs.  Students must be UBC-V BSc students on a study permit.
  • Applicants should be in very good academic standing (grade point average over ~ 80%).

 

Labs holding NSERC USRA summer studentships in 2020
  • Dr. Pauline Johnson
  • Dr. Rachel Fernandez
  • Dr. Curtis Suttle
  • Dr. Carolina Tropini
  • Dr. Steven Hallam
  • Dr. Elitza Tocheva
     
Labs holding SURE award summer studentships in 2020
  • Dr. Brett Finlay
  • Dr. Erin Gaynor
  • Dr. Martin Hirst
  • Dr. William Mohn
     
Labs holding Work-Learn International Undergraduate Research Awards in 2020
  • Dr. Steven Hallam
  • Dr. Carolina Tropini
  • Dr. Jim Kronstad
     

How to Apply 

Contact individual professors to apply. 
  • Your email should briefly outline your academic background (including your major and previous lab experience), your availability for 16-weeks of full-time employment, your eligibility for awards described above, and your interest(s) in the faculty member’s research. 
  • Visit the Department of Microbiology and Immunology webpage for information about ongoing research in our department: www.microbiology.ubc.ca


Questions?

Contact:t Dr. David Oliver
Instructor and Undergraduate Studentship Coordinator

dcoliver(at)mail.ubc.ca