Western Undergraduate Summer Research Internship (USRI) Program

The Western Undergraduate Summer Research Internships (USRIs) provide undergraduate students with an engaged research experience where students are given the opportunity to learn new research methods and techniques, along with gaining critical skills needed to excel within a dynamic and evolving career sector. This program also supports faculty members to further their research programs.

Summer Internships are valued at a minimum of $5625 for a 16-week term, May-August (specific dates to be determined by the faculty member and student). Western will contribute $4500 toward each Summer Internship, with a required minimum match of $1125 from researcher, departmental, or Faculty resources. Student interns will be paid by monthly stipend in 4 equal payments (May, June, July, August) unless they do not complete the agreed upon research activities, in which case they will receive payment only for each completed month of the internship. For the Summer 2020 competition, projects will ONLY be able to be completed remotely (i.e., student works from home, not in research labs on campus). Preference will be given to projects for BMSc and Neuroscience students completing their 3rd year of study now (April 2020).

Due Date: April 21, 2020
Anticipated Decision Available: April 28, 2020


For Further Information:  please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Ready to submit your application?

Students:  please submit your application using the USRI Student Application form.
Faculty (Supervisors):  please submit your application using the USRI Faculty Application form.