Undergraduate Research Initiative

URI Undergraduate Researcher Stipend

The Undergraduate Researcher Stipend enables undergraduate students to carry out mentored, interdisciplinary research projects and creative works activities. The URI stipend allows undergraduate students in any year and any discipline to enrich their university experience through hands-on discovery and skill development in a research intensive university.

Targeted funding is also available for projects meeting the following criteria:

  • projects advancing campus sustainability (see the Campus as a Living Lab program for more details).
  • projects supervised by faculty members who are current Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant holders. 
  • projects involving students or supervisors affiliated with the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES), and aligning with ALES research themes. 
  • projects undertaken by First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) students. 

These funding partnerships provide a mechanism for students to be considered for funding from various sources through a single application and adjudication process. Proposals for targeted funds are subject to the same adjudication process as general URI Stipend proposals, and are not treated preferentially. Proposals that do not meet the criteria for targeted funding are welcome and encouraged.

Program Guide

Please review the program guide for detailed information about student and supervisor eligibility, award conditions, adjudication criteria, and application instructions. 

New in Fall 2018:  Applications will now be accepted in English or French.  Please submit only ONE application in your language of choice. 

Please note, the adjudication criteria have been revised for the Fall 2018 application cycle. Please carefully review the Program Guide and Rubric prior to submitting your application. Previous applicants, please be aware that some questions and word limits in the application form have also changed. Please revise your application accordingly prior to submission.  

How to apply

The URI Stipend application must be submitted online. Paper or email application forms will not be accepted. We recommend that students and supervisors complete the application using the offline template provided, then students should submit the final, completed version through the Google Form. 

Submit your application (English) Submit your Application (French)


The next application deadline is Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:59pm, for projects beginning in Winter 2019.  Late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted.