Undergraduate Research @ Lakehead


Undergraduate research matters!

This 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.

 Undergraduate Student Research Conference 2018

Lakehead University Undergraduate Student Research Conference

Attention Undergraduates! 

Participate in Research Innovation Week's 2019 Undergraduate Student Research Conference! 

For registration information, please click here.

 Undergraduate Student Research Conference 2018 - Speakers
The Post: Lakehead University's Undergraduate Journal

More information on: The Post and Digging Deeper: Lakehead University's Research Club

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Funding Opportunities

1.NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program


Are you interested in gaining valuable research experience?

Apply now for an undergraduate Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Award and the opportunity to work with a researcher for 16 consecutive weeks this summer.

Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019 (see application for Faculty/Department deadlines)

For more information: lakeheadu.ca/nserc


2.  Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition

The Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition aims to inspire  students to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related issues resulting in communities that are more accessible for persons with disabilities.

The objectives of the program are:

  • to contribute to the creation of a culture of accessibility in Canada
  • to motivate students to think about accessibility issues and to include accessibility in their creation of social and technological innovations now and in the future
  • to develop cost-effective, practical and innovative concepts, programs, initiatives or designs that address everyday accessibility issues
The submission period will open on November 1, 2018, and close on April 30, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (EST).
For more information, click here.


3.  SSHRC Opportunity:

SSHRC has recently launched its annual Storytellers contest, challenging postsecondary students to creatively show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research has an impact on our lives and on our communities.                   

The contest is open to all students—graduate and undergraduate—enrolled at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Their task is to tell the story, in 3 minutes or 300 words, of a SSHRC-funded research project—their own or a professor’s—taking place at their institution. We will select 25 finalists to receive a $3000 cash prize and specialized training in research communications. For details on this year’s Storytellers contest, please follow us on Twitter, watch the #SSHRCStorytellers hashtag, and visit the SSHRC website.


4.  Other Research Funding Opportunities for undergraduatesDollar Sign

  • MitacsGlobalink Research Award
    • The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding to support senior undergraduate and graduate student research projects abroad.
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRC):  Science and Technology Internship Program
    • "The Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP) provides an opportunity to recent graduates in natural science and engineering to gain relevant and meaningful work experiences within their field of studies [NRC website]."
  • NSERC Experience Awards