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Earth Sciences 118
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
T. 403.220.5184

Research Opportunities

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC-USRA)

These are prestigious national awards by the main research agency in Canada. They pay most of your salary, while the supervisor, who must have a NSERC research grant, supplies the rest.


Application Deadline: generally early February

For more information on how to apply please contact:
Dr. Rudi Meyer
ES 110

Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE)

Pure Awards are meant to benefit students seeking research opportunities at any stage of their academic program and to encourage undergraduates to consider applying for graduate studies and undertaking careers in research and teaching.


Application Deadline: generally middle to late February

Research & Opportunities in the Department

Geoscience faculty members are happy to discuss research opportunities with you. Research conducted during the summer can become the basis of a GLGY 510 or GOPH 509 independent study/senior thesis course.

NOTE  Click on the  'Forms and Policiies' link on the right under "Undergrad Quick Links" for a GLGY 510 or GOPH 509 application form and instructions.

Research Opportunities in the Faculty of Science

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Research Opportunities at the University of Calgary

At the U of C, research takes on an inter-disciplinary approach. Many research problems require the combined perspectives of multiple disciplines. You will learn from experts outside of your discipline how to recognize all the different parts to a problem and how to chart a path toward a solution.  Get ready to take on the world. Find a research opportunity that suits you.