Summer Research Assistantships

The College of Biological Science Awards Committee is responsible for awarding the CBS Indigenious Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantship, CBS Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantships, Dr. Anne Innis Dagg Summer Research Assistantship, Ted Morwick Aquatic Biology Assistantship, Morwick Summer Research Assistantship in Global Environmental Change Research, and the HART Aquatic Biodiversity Assistantship. 

Information regarding all reseach opportunities can be found in the following handout.

Faculty sponsor for the 2023 assistantships will be posted in January 2023. 

Students' submit applications to the CBS faculty whose research areas match their interests and future goals. With each award listed below there is a listing of faculty who are currently accepting applications for these assistantships - called faculty sponsors. The faculty member will review the applications and will only sign the application if they chose to endorse the applicant for an assistantship. All endorsed applications will be subitted to, and reviewed by, the CBS Awards Committee for a final decision. Please note that being endorsed for an award does not guarantee that the student will receive the assistantship. While a resume is not required as part of the endorsed application, it is suggested that you submit a resume to the faculty sponsor you are reaching out to. 

Deadlines

Students apply to faculty before February 17th with interviews being conducted until February 17th. Faculty will endorse student applications to CBS ADA by February 20th. Decision regarding the assistantships will roll out starting March 3rd, 2023. 

CBS Indigenous Summer Research Assistantship 

Assistantship has a value of $5000. The assistantship aims to help an Indigenous student engage in research that will include investigating, exploring or applying biological principles. The intent is to support a student to engage with a faculty member to conduct research or to allow a student to partner with a community organization to conduct research related to an Indigenous community e.g. related to health, resource management and environment, plant/animal health.

This assistantship will be awarded to one undergraduate student in a major in the College of Biological Science who identifies as First Nations, Metis or Inuit.

Value

One assistantship with a value of $5000 for a minimum of 13-weeks, between May 1st and August 31st. With faculty support the award may be worth up to $8680.00 ($15.50/h, 35 h per week) for up to 16 weeks, plus benefits and vacation pay.

Eligibility

  • Registered in a CBS major and completed a minimum of 7.5 credits at the time of application
  • Minimum cumulative average of 70%
  • Identified a CBS faculty sponsor to supervise the research activity (i.e. from Dept. of HHNS, IB or MCB) or a community partner
  • Students do not have to be returning for the Fall 23 semester
  • Student must identify as First Nation, Metis or Inuit

Application procedure

  • Student submits an application form and an unofficial transcript to a potential faculty supervisor  (please use Adobe Reader and download the form prior to filling in the required fields). 
  • Faculty sponsors may conduct interviews with applicants until February 17th
  • Faculty member endorses a maximum of 2 applicants by signing and submitting an electronic copy of the student's application form to the Office of the Associate Dean Academic (cbsada@uoguelph.ca), by the end of work day on February 20th, 2023
  • Students who are awarded an assistantship will be notified starting on March 3rd, 2023

Faculty Sponsors 

The following page lists the faculty sponsors who are looking for candidates to endorse to the CBS awards committee. Please note that you can reach out to any faculty member in CBS to see if they will sponsor you for an assistantship. Please read the faculty's research interests to see who may match with your personal and professional goals, prior to submitting your application to them. It is suggested that students consider submitting a resume to the faculty sponsor along with your application form. Please note that this is not a requirement. Students may approach other CBS faculty not listed on the sponsors page however please note not all faculty are looking for summer research assistants. Indigenous students seeking additional support in approaching faculty sponsors may contact Dr. Melissa Perreault for additional support.

 

CBS Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantship

Value

The assistantships have a value of $5000 for a minimum of 13-weeks, between May 1st and August 31st. With faculty support the award may be worth up to $8680.00 ($15.50/h, 35 h per week) for up to 16 weeks, plus benefits and vacation pay.

 

Eligibility

  • Registered in a CBS major and completed a minimum of 7.5 credits at the time of application
  • Minimum cumulative average of 80%
  • Identified a CBS faculty sponsor to supervise the research activity (i.e. from Dept. of HHNS, IB or MCB)
  • Students do not have to be returning for the Fall 23 semester

 

Application procedure

  • Student submits an application form and an unofficial transcript to a potential faculty supervisor  (please use Adobe Reader and download the form prior to filling in the required fields)
  • Faculty sponsors may conduct interviews with applicants until February 17th
  • Faculty member endorses a maximum of 2 applicants by signing and submitting an electronic copy of the student's application form to the Office of the Associate Dean Academic (cbsada@uoguelph.ca), by the end of work day on February 20th, 2023
  • Students who are awarded an assistantship will be notified starting on March 3rd, 2023

 

Faculty Sponsors 

The following page lists the faculty sponsors who are looking for candidates to endorse to the CBS awards committee. Please read the faculty's research interests to see who may match with your personal and professional goals, prior to submitting your application to them. It is suggested that students consider submitting a resume to the faculty sponsor along with your application form. Please note that this is not a requirement.Students may approach other CBS faculty not listed on the sponsors page however please note not all faculty are looking for summer research assistants. 

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg Research Assistantship

In honour of Dr. Anne Innis Dagg in "recognition of her pioneering research on, and significant contributions to, the study of giraffes" (Dr. Jonathan Newman). The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student in the College of Biological Science. Preference for this award will go to a female student. Student applying for the Dr. Anne Innis Dagg assistantship will follow the same procedures as the CBS Undergraduate Summer Research  

Value

One assistantships worth $5000 for at least a 13 week period between May 1st and August 31st. With faculty support the award may be worth up to $8680.00 ($15.50/h, 35 h per week) for 16 weeks plus, benefits and vacation pay. 

Eligibility

  • Registered in a CBS major and completed a minimum of 7.5 credits at the time of application
  • Minimum cumulative average of 80%
  • Identified a CBS faculty sponsor to supervise the research activity (i.e. from Dept. of HHNS, IB or MCB)
  • Students do not have to be returning for the Fall 23 semester

 

Application procedure

  • Student submits an application form and an unofficial transcript to a potential faculty supervisor  (please use Adobe Reader and download the form prior to filling in the required fields)
  • Faculty sponsors may conduct interviews with applicants until February 17th
  • Faculty member endorses a maximum of 2 applicants by signing and submitting an electronic copy of the student's application form to the Office of the Associate Dean Academic (cbsada@uoguelph.ca), by the end of work day on February 20th, 2023
  • Students who are awarded an assistantship will be notified starting on March 3rd, 2023

 

Faculty Sponsors

The following page lists the faculty sponsors who are looking for candidates to endorse to the CBS awards committee. Please note that you can reach out to any faculty member in CBS to see if they will sponsor you for an assistantship.Please read the faculty's research interests to see who may match with your personal and professional goals, prior to submitting your application to them. It is suggested that students consider submitting a resume to the faculty sponsor along with your application form. Please note that this is not a requirement.Students may approach other CBS faculty not on the sponsors page, who are conducting cancer research, however please note not all faculty are looking for summer research assistants.

HART Aquatic Biodiversity Assistantship 

Value

Awards of $5000 for at least a 13 week period between May 1st and August 31st. With faculty support the award may be worth up to $8680.00 ($15.50/h, 35 h per week) for 16 weeks, plus benefits and vacation pay. 

Eligibility

  • Registered in a major in the Department of Integrative Biology (i.e. BIOD, ECOL, WLB, WBC, ZOO or MFB) with a minimum of 5.00 credits completed at the time of application.
  • Students do not have to be returning for the Fall 22 semester
  • Minimum cumulative average of 80%
  • Identified a CBS faculty sponsor from the Department of Integrative Biology to supervise the research activity
  • Research must relate to some aspect of aquatic biodiversity

 

Application procedure

  • Student submits an application form and an unofficial transcript to a potential faculty supervisor  (please use Adobe Reader and download the form prior to filling in the required fields)
  • Faculty sponsors may conduct interviews with applicants until February 17th
  • Faculty member endorses a maximum of 2 applicants by signing and submitting an electronic copy of the student's application form to the Office of the Associate Dean Academic (cbsada@uoguelph.ca), by the end of work day on February 20th, 2023
  • Students who are awarded an assistantship will be notified starting on March 3rd, 2023

 

Faculty Sponsors

The following page lists the faculty sponsors who are looking for candidates to endorse to the CBS awards committee. Please note that you can reach out to any faculty member in CBS to see if they will sponsor you for an assistantship.Please read the faculty's research interests to see who may match with your personal and professional goals, prior to submitting your application to them. It is suggested that students consider submitting a resume to the faculty sponsor along with your application form. Please note that this is not a requirement.Students may approach other CBS faculty not on the sponsors page, who are conducting research in aquatic biodiversity, however please note not all faculty are looking for summer research assistants.

 

Ted Morwick Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantship in Aquatic Biology

The Morwick Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantship in Aquatic Biology was established by Edward (Ted) Morwick, honorary Alumnus, in support of the conservation and protection of water resources. 

Value

One award of $6000 for at least a 13 week period between May 1st and August 31st. With faculty support the award may be worth up to $8680.00 ($15.50/h, 35 h per week) for 16 weeks, plus benefits and vacation pay. 

 

Eligibility

  • Students registered in any CBS major with a minimum of 7.5 credits at the time of application
  • Students do not have to be returning for the Fall 22 semester
  • Minimum cumulative average of 80%
  • Identified a CBS faculty sponsor to supervise the research activity (i.e. from Depts. of HHNS, IB or MCB)
  • Research must relate to one of the three themed areas; Physiology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 

Application procedure

  • Student submits an application form and an unofficial transcript to a potential faculty supervisor  (please use Adobe Reader and download the form prior to filling in the required fields)
  • Faculty sponsors may conduct interviews with applicants until February 17th
  • Faculty member endorses a maximum of 2 applicants by signing and submitting an electronic copy of the student's application form to the Office of the Associate Dean Academic (cbsada@uoguelph.ca), by the end of work day on February 20th, 2023
  • Students who are awarded an assistantship will be notified starting on March 3rd, 2023

 

Faculty Sponsors

The following page lists the faculty sponsors who are looking for candidates to endorse to the CBS awards committee. Please note that you can reach out to any faculty member in CBS to see if they will sponsor you for an assistantship. Please read the faculty's research interests to see who may match with your personal and professional goals, prior to submitting your application to them. It is suggested that students consider submitting a resume to the faculty sponsor along with your application form. Please note that this is not a requirement.Students may approach other CBS faculty not on the sponsors page, who are conducting research in Physiology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, however please note not all faculty are looking for summer research assistants.

Morwick Summer Research Assistantship in Global Environmental Change Research

The Morwick Summer Research Assistantship in Climate Change Research will be used to support two student research experiences focused in the area of climate change research.

Value

Two awards valued at $5000 for at least a 13 week period between May 1st and August 31st. With faculty support the award may be worth up to $8680.00 ($15.50/h, 35 h per week) for 16 weeks, plus benefits and vacation pay. 

Eligibility

  • Students registered in any CBS major with a minimum of 7.5 credits at the time of application
  • Students do not have to be returning for the Fall 22 semester
  • Minimum cumulative average of 75%
  • Identified a CBS faculty sponsor to supervise the research activity (i.e. from Depts. of HHNS, IB or MCB)
  • Research must related to global environmental change

Application procedure

  • Student submits an application form and an unofficial transcript to a potential faculty supervisor  (please use Adobe Reader and download the form prior to filling in the required fields)
  • Faculty sponsors may conduct interviews with applicants until February 17th
  • Faculty member endorses a maximum of 2 applicants by signing and submitting an electronic copy of the student's application form to the Office of the Associate Dean Academic (cbsada@uoguelph.ca), by the end of work day on February 20th, 2023
  • Students who are awarded an assistantship will be notified starting on March 3rd, 2023

Faculty Sponsors

The following page lists the faculty sponsors who are looking for candidates to endorse to the CBS awards committee. Please note that you can reach out to any faculty member in CBS to see if they will sponsor you for an assistantship. Please read the faculty's research interests to see who may match with your personal and professional goals, prior to submitting your application to them. It is suggested that students consider submitting a resume to the faculty sponsor along with your application form. Please note that this is not a requirement.Students may approach other CBS faculty not on the sponsors page, who are conducting research in global environmental change however please note not all faculty are looking for summer research assistants.