First Year Summer Research Fellowships

To support first-year students within the Faculty to gain summer experience in a research setting, the Faculty offers up to fifteen First-Year Summer Research Fellowships.

Students participating in the fellowship are responsible for finding a potential faculty supervisor and they are expected to present their research findings at the annual Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) in August of each year.

Award Value

The value of each Fellowship is $7,000. Further funding is at the discretion of the faculty supervisor.

Award Duration

The duration of this award is during the Summer Term between May and August.

Award Eligibility

These positions are open to students in year one of any of the Core 8 Programs, TrackOne or Engineering Science. The fellowships are open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or visa students. Visa students are responsible for ensuring they have the necessary clearances and permission from immigration authorities to undertake summer research positions.

Application Process

To apply for the First-Year Summer Research Fellowship, students must submit an application package including the following, combined in one PDF document:

  • Application Form – Personal information
  • Academic History – Unofficial print-out from ACORN
  • Statement of Personal Research Interests
  • Project Description (provided by the research supervisor)
  • A copy of your most recent resume

The application form is available as a PDF. After completing the application form, each application must be submitted as a single PDF document through this MS Form before the deadline of Friday, March 22, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.