Undergraduate Awards

16-week Undergraduate summer fellowships: deadline 5pm, March 19, 2020

Training: The Complex Dynamics network is recruiting undergraduates of any citizenship to participate in a 16-week research training experience.  Applicants who are currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program in an NSERC-related field (natural science and engineering) are eligible to apply. Please note that medical residents and students holding NSERC, CIHR, or SSHRC fellowships for the same time period are not eligible to apply. The CD-Create research experience is a 16-week, full-time research fellowship, which will start between May 1-7, 2020. Students accepted in the program will receive a $4,500 stipend from the Create grant plus a minimum of $1500 from the supervisor's individual grant toward the stipend. CD summer traineeships are open to citizens of all countries; all other NSERC eligibility rules for Undergraduate Research Awards, available at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/USRA-BRPC_eng.asp, apply to CD-Create applicants.

Instructions to applicants: Please carefully examine the research interests of the research members in this network who can serve as supervisors. Detailed descriptions of the research opportunities can be found at the websites of potential supervisors listed on the Mentors page. Only applicants sponsored by supervisors who are members of the CD network are eligible to apply. We strongly recommend that applicants first contact the prospective Supervisors via email to determine whether they are accepting undergraduate students for summer 2020 in the Complex Dynamics Training grant. Due to the limited number of awards (4), only one application per applicant and one application per supervisor will be considered. Les candidatures peuvent être soumises en français. Please complete the application form below, obtain all required signatures, and email the completed form directly to the email address listed on the form:

2020 Complex Dynamics UG Summer Application Form

Applications must include an official transcript of undergraduate training, sent directly from the home university in email (to the same address on the application form) or via mail addressed to the CREATE Program Coordinator, McGill University, 1205 Dr. Penfield Ave, Room N8/11, Montreal QC H3A1B1. Applications must be received by 5pm EDT, Thursday, March 19, 2020 and should be submitted from the applicant's email to the address on the form as (scanned) attachments. Please note that applications MUST show signatures of applicants and supervisors. Applications will be judged on: student's academic record; research match to supervisor and training grant goals; and balance across training themes. The undergraduate awards will be distributed across at least 2 of the 6 member university sites. All students accepted into the program will be notified by late April, and are required to participate in CD-Create activities during the award.

Instructions to supervisors: Please read and sign page 2 of the trainee's application. Supervisors are expected to provide a minimum of $1500 toward the applicant's stipend. Supervisors are also expected to have submitted the CD-Tutorials Form [.doc], which is required from training grant members before they apply to serve as supervisors on CD undergraduate fellowship applications. If you have submitted the Tutorials form for a previous competition you DO NOT need to re-submit it. Due to the limited number of awards, each supervisor can sponsor only one trainee's application.