From sustaining the environment, to exploring human dimensions; to helping to create safe and successful societies - the researchers in Arts and Science are making an impact. And this doesn't mean just our world-renowned, award-winning professors, but our research staff, post-doctoral fellows, industry partners and most importantly our students - both graduate students and undergraduate students. Students at Queen's learn from, and are involved in, research from the first day they start at Queen's. A balanced academy means a balanced education for our students - theory, criticism and hands-on research.

Undergraduate research opportunities

Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Fund (ASURF)

Through a partnership between ASUS the Faculty of Arts and Science, The Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Fund (ASURF) is meant to foster a community of undergraduate scholars and promote a greater investment in undergraduate research. The fund is open to undergraduate research projects of all kinds -- big and small. 

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I@Q helps Queen's undergraduates discover the satisfactions of well-conducted research. As an undergraduate, students can turn to I@Q programs and resources for help developing skills inquiry-based learning and critical thinking -- the habit of mind shared by successful researchers that will stand them in good stead at Queen's and in other settings. The conference is an opportunity for undergraduate students to share the results of their research. A wide range of projects qualify: ­ directed study projects, course work, honours theses, co-op or practicum projects, performance, volunteer research and more!

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Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowship (USSRF)

The Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships (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. The total funding available for the program is $100,000 with a maximum of 21 summer fellowships to be awarded for 2015. Up to three fellowships will be offered to students whose projects take place at the Bader College at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England.

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