Research Opportunities

Check out research opportunities available to U of A students, including the Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI).

Yasmin Rafiei in a lab at Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation building

Yasmin, from Edmonton, got involved in research as an undergraduate – and now, she's headed to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship.

Do research as an undergraduate

You could be part of the game-changing discoveries happening on campus right now!

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Meet Yasmin

Yasmin has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Sciences. Her studies at the U of A allowed her to merge all of her passions into one degree.

Yasmin continues to excel — in September 2017 she began her studies at Oxford University in England as a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. 

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Research funding and scholarships

Several funding opportunities exist for undergraduates on campus, including the URI Undergraduate Researcher Stipend, APIRG, and the Roger S Smith Undergraduate Research Award. For more funding opportunities see the URI website.

Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI)

The Undergraduate Research Initiative allows you to actively participate in groundbreaking research as early as your first year. Get hands-on experience with field work or lead the way with self-directed summer projects.