The University of Guelph & McMaster University | Undergraduate Summer Research Studentship
The U of G | McMaster Undergraduate Summer Research Studentship offers an experiential research opportunity in One Health for an undergraduate or DVM student. The Studentship supports opportunities for undergraduate and DVM students to engage in a research project(s) during the summer. The summer student will conduct research at the University of Guelph and also spend a minimum of ten days of the summer work term with the research team at McMaster University.
One studentship is awarded annually.
We are accepting Stage 1 – Faculty applications for the 2023 University of Guelph & McMaster University | Undergraduate Summer Research Studentship.
TO APPLY, YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE…
Value and Duration
Student Salary Support: $8,500
Transportation Support: $1,000
A total of $8,500 will be provided as student salary support. This is based on a minimum hourly rate of $16 for a maximum total of 497 hours (14.2 weeks). However, student wages must align with type of work performed, as described in the University of Guelph Student Wage Guidelines. A higher hourly rate or any additional hours over the 497 hours will be paid by the faculty member. Students must work for a maximum of 35 hours per week during the entire 14.2-week period of the research project. As students will receive 4% vacation pay on their hourly rate, it is expected that they will work full-time (35hrs/week) for the entire 14.2 weeks.
In addition to the student salary, $1,000 will be available to offset cost for student transportation between the University of Guelph and McMaster University.
Faculty applicants must have an active collaboration arranged prior to the start of the summer work term with a faculty member at McMaster University. The collaborator at McMaster University must be willing to allow the student to spend some time in their research laboratory over the summer. Documentation of this agreement must be submitted by the faculty applicant.
Priority will be given to early career/pre-tenure researchers who can clearly demonstrate shared research activities arising from this collaboration.
Applications will only be considered if the student will engage in One Health research.
The University of Guelph & McMaster University | Undergraduate Summer Research Studentship will be allocated through a two-stage process:
Stage 1: Faculty Submit Project Proposals
- Selection of projects by the One Health Institute Advisory Board
Stage 2: Students Apply
- Selection of students by faculty members successful in Stage 1
Schedule of Dates
|Monday, January 30, 2023||Call for Project Proposals Opens|
|Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 11:59 PM||Project Proposals Due|
|Monday, March 6, 2023||Successful Proposal Announced|
|Wednesday, March 8, 2023||Student Application Window Opens|
|Friday, April 7, 2023 at 11:59 PM||Successful student should have received notification|
STAGE 1 – FACULTY
STAGE 2 – STUDENTS
STAGE 3 – SETUP OF STUDENT APPOINTMENT
Terms and Conditions
Recipients of the University of Guelph & McMaster University | Undergraduate Summer Research Studentship must:
- Be available to work on the research project for 14.2 weeks full-time (i.e. 35 hours/week) between May 1 and August 31 of the calendar year in which the award is granted
- Be a full-time University of Guelph student in good standing who is registered in Phase 1 or 2 of the DVM program, or after 2nd or 3rd year of a related University of Guelph undergraduate program and returning in the fall
- Participate in the summer Career Opportunities and Research Exploration (CORE) program. Advisors are requested to be flexible in research work hours to allow students to participate in this program
- Participate in the CPHAZ One Health Poster Day in the fall semester of the year in which the award is granted
- Complete a survey evaluating the research experience and the mentor’s performance
Faculty advisors must:
- Be available to supervise the summer research student for the entire 14.2-week period (or longer is the student is employed for a longer period)
- Provide an advisory and mentoring role to motivate and guide the student and to foster an interest in research
- Complete a survey evaluating the student’s performance and the efficacy of the program at completion
The 22/23 academic year is the first year for this opportunity, and as such, there are no specific examples of past, funded projects. To see examples of projects funded under a similar model, please check out the Robert W. Woolner Undergraduate Summer Research Studentship.
Note that intra-institutional collaboration is not required for Woolner projects; the criteria differ between the Woolner and this award.