Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship (USSRF) Guidelines
Application Deadline: 4:00pm Friday, April 5, 2013
The Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship (USSRF) provides an opportunity for continuing undergraduate students at Queen’s to develop their research skills under the guidance of a faculty researcher. Over the course of the summer, students will develop a research project in social sciences, humanities, or fine arts in an area of interest and/or participate in the research program of a selected researcher.
The program is intended to provide students with meaningful opportunities to engage in discovery-based learning and to develop research and presentation skills.
Preference will be given to students enrolled in social sciences, humanities, fine arts, or concurrent education. Preference will also be given to students who have not previously held a USSRF.
The total funding available for the program is $100,000 with a maximum of 21 summer fellowships to be awarded for 2013.
Up to two of the 21 fellowships will be offered to students whose projects take place at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England. The list of available BISC research projects can be found at the end of this document (Appendix 1). Return travel and room and board for BISC projects will be provided by Queen’s University. Applicants can apply for either a USSRF at Queen’s campus or the BISC.
For projects at Queen’s University campus:
For projects at Bader International Study Centre (BISC):
Students and faculty researchers will be notified of decision by e-mail within 15 days of the deadline
Areas of Study
The program is targeted to students enrolled in social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and education, where summer student research funding is typically less available. Students may consider projects in disciplines outside of their own field of study or outside of the four focus study areas, as well as those directly connected to their prime area of study.
Duration and Remuneration
Preference will be given to students enrolled in social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and education, who demonstrate a solid record of academic achievement, who demonstrate interest in research, and who have completed one full year of study at Queen’s and will be continuing their studies at Queen’s in September 2013. Preference will also be given to students who have not previously held a USSRF.
Significant weight will be placed on the student’s description of how participation in a USSRF will enhance their experience at Queen’s University and their future research endeavours.
To receive funding under the USSRF, students must meet the research project and employment requirements as agreed upon with their faculty researcher, and be eligible to work in Canada or the United Kingdom. Additionally, students must attend and display a description of their work at an event arranged by the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) in the fall of 2013, as well as one forum during the academic year (e.g., InQuiry@Queen’s or a departmental or discipline seminar or meeting).
Submit your application package (no copies) by the deadline to:
Office of Research Services
Fleming Hall-Jemmett Wing, 3rd floor
78 Fifth Field Company Lane
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Application package includes:
Signature(s) – All students must sign their application form, and for Campus applications, the faculty researcher sponsoring your project must sign the application form indicating their confirmation of a $1,000 contribution toward the USSRF, or for BISC applications, a faculty researcher signature is not required.
Enquires may be directed to: Bonnie Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ext. 74686
Appendix 1 – BISC Projects will be posted by January 31.