Undergraduate Research @ Lakehead


Undergraduate research matters!

Photo of Participants During Oral Session of Rita Nicholas Undergraduate Research Conference 2023This page has been developed specifically for Lakehead University undergraduate students in order to promote undergraduate research at Lakehead as well as to provide information on external funding opportunities geared to undergraduates at Lakehead. 
Rita Nicholas Undergraduate Research ConferencePhoto of Participants During Poster Session of Rita Nicholas Undergraduate Research Conference 2023The Rita Nicholas Undergraduate Research Conference celebrates the contributions of emerging researchers at Lakehead University. This conference provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to present a poster or an oral presentation on a research project they are working on or have completed while engaging in scholarly debate with their peers.For information on the 2023 edition of this event, please click here. 

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Undergraduate Funding Opportunities - In Canada

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research CouncilNatural Resources Canada (NRC) 
Mitacs Inc. (Click on the link for the Mitacs page)
  • Mitacs Accelerate (Open Call)
  • Mitacs Business Strategy Internships (BSI)

Undergraduate Funding Opportunities - INTERNATIONAL

Mitacs Inc. (Click on the link for the Mitacs page)
  • Globalink Research Award (GRA) - (Open Call)
  • Germany: Mitacs-DAAD RISE-Globalink Research Internship - Deadline December 15, 2023 for Summer 2024 
CALAREO Global Skills Opportunity:       CALAREO Opportunities
  • International Research Mobility Experience Program (IRME)
    • Medium-term (12-16 weeks) research internships in Latin America, in collaboration with Mitacs - OPEN CALL  - Can be done as a co-op!
      • 2023-24 Call is now open!  Apply by the end of January for Summer 2024.  For more information and to submit an expression of interest, click here.
      • For a list of available internships in Colombia and Mexico, click here.  
      • Other internships may be eligible for funding as well - please contact calareo.research@lakeheadu.ca for more information.
    • Short-term (1-4 weeks) research internships in Latin America and the Caribbean - to accompany a Lakehead Faculty member  on a research project.  Must be nominated by      the professor.
    • Short-term (2-4 weeks) Field school / study tours in Latin America and the Caribbean, lead by a Lakehead Faculty member.   Must be nominated by a faculty member.
      • Short-term schools / courses with other member or partner institutions may also be eligible for funding. For example, 
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)
  • Shastri Student Research in India Fellowships (SSRIF). Funded by Global Affairs Canada, the SSRIF is a 12-week, CAD$ 7,000 research fellowship for Canadian students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs (all disciplines), to undertake research projects at Indian member institutions.  Projects must be completed by April 30, 2024.  Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. SICI will provide project project facilitation and travel support services.  Click HERE for more information. For assistance, contact Jill Sherman, intl.research@lakeheadu.ca.
German Universities of Applied Sciences - UAS7  Internship Program
The UAS7 are a group of Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany, offering internships to students in North America.  Some of the internships offer a travel scholarship of 1,000 Euros. Students accepted to internships may be able to apply to the Mitacs GRA program for financial support.