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Dean’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

DUROP Summer 2018

The Dean’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (DUROP) provides outstanding science undergraduate students with the opportunity to acquire state of art research skills and discover the value of pursuing a biomedical research career following completion of their undergraduate degree. Twenty DUROP training positions are available for the summer 2018 (May to August) in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London Ontario, Canada. Each position will provide a hands-on summer research experience with a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry research mentor. The program will provide students with an opportunity to gain research skills in areas of research conducted by Schulich Faculty members. 

Awards: DUROP summer research awards are $6,000 ($3,000 from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry funding + $3,000 funding from research supervisor) stipend for summer research.


All Schulich Faculty Members who are interested in supervising a DUROP trainee must submit a research project description form (see below for details) by January 30, 2018. Twenty approved projects will be selected from those submitted and these approved projects will be placed on the Graduate Studies website by February 12, 2018.


New this year: Supervisors may indicate if they have a student in their lab currently whom they would prefer to work in their lab with the DUROP opportunity, or if they are looking for a student. Supervisors that are looking for students will receive access to an online system. 

Approved supervisors will review applicants interested in joining their laboratories and successful candidates will be notified of their outcome for matching with the DUROP 2018 program no later than March 29, 2018.


Science or Basic Medical Science undergraduate trainees interested in pursuing a DUROP placement must submit their application to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry by February 28th, 2018 (midnight).  The online student application will be available after the Supervisor Project Announcements (February 12, 2018).

New this year: Supervisors will review the online student applications. If a supervisor wishes to interview you, they will connect with you, and request unofficial copies of your transcript, and permission to contact your references