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 2023

The 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.



Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Mitacs Inc. 
      • Accelerate (Open Call)
      • Globalink Research Award (GRA) - International (Open Call)
      • Germany: Mitacs-DAAD RISE-Globalink Research Internship - Deadline December 15, 2022 for Summer 2023 
      • Business Strategy Internships (BSI) (CURRENTLY ON HOLD IN ONTARIO)

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 2023.  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, 
Natural Resources Canada (NRC)