Indigenous undergrads invited to apply for research-focused summer program 

March 13, 2017
photo by Maxine Gravina     IUS Scholar Randall Fiddler discusses his research at the closing IUSRS poster session in 2016

Applications are now open for the 2017 Indigenous Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars (IUSRS) program at McMaster.

Indigenous undergraduate students from universities across Canada are invited to apply to the eight-week program that gives students an opportunity for hands-on experience in a graduate research environment.

Students are matched with a faculty professor at McMaster University for the duration of the program, and will either work on an independent research project or contribute to one already under way with a research team. While participating in community-based, Indigenous-focused events and activities as well as grad-school prep workshops, students get a taste for what graduate research is all about.

IUSRS scholars are paid a research stipend over the duration of the program; there is no cost to participate. Preference may be given to applicants currently in their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies. Acceptance into the program also depends on the availability of a suitable faculty supervisor to match with a student’s interests.

The 2017 program runs from May 23 to July 23.

For more information about IUSRS supervisors and to apply, visit School of Graduate Studies website.