Research Fellowships – $1500

Notice: CURL Research Fellowships are open. Changes have been made.

In order to protect students’ health, Huron University College has moved entirely online for the Fall 2020 term. We are working to serve students the best we can during this time.

CURL Research Fellowships will continue to provide students with $1500 and faculty mentorship in support of their independent research. However, this year, we require that Fellowship research observes physical distancing protocols. Applications must contain a proposed research methodology that can be carried out online.

We regret any stress caused by these changes, and we are here for you. Remember that your Faculty Mentor can help you to design a methodology that is both effective and safe. If you have any questions, please contact us at curl@uwo.ca!

A student stares at a bulletin board covered in ideas.Do you have a community problem you’d like to help solve? An ethical dilemma you’d like to explore? An intriguing research idea you simply don’t have the means to pursue?

CURL’s Student Research Fellowships support students’ independent research endeavours by providing $1500 of funding and free mentorship with a CURL Faculty Associate at Huron. This funding may be used to allow students to access resources that they may otherwise not have been able to afford (e.g: computer programs, printing costs) and to reduce the need for a part-time job while students complete important scholarly research.

CURL celebrates all types of researchers and values research that is widely accessible. Your Fellowship could produce a research paper, a documentary, a website, a local event, or even a comic book!

 

Faculty Mentor Information

At least 2 weeks before applying, but ideally earlier, obtain a CURL Faculty Mentor whose field of expertise is relevant to your project idea. You can ask your favourite professor or email us at curl@uwo.ca to get a match!

The student applicant AND the CURL Faculty Mentor must submit separate applications. These applications will have the same due date.

Eligibility

All students currently enrolled in a Major or Minor program at Huron University College are eligible. There are no grade or course load requirements.

Research projects from all disciplines will be considered, but priority will be given to interdisciplinary projects and/or projects that describe innovative methodology or learning outcomes. Necessary coursework is not eligible for this award, but extension and mobilization of past coursework is.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the research period, winners are asked to submit a report (or documentary, or website, etc.) containing their research and a reflection outlining their Fellowship experience. For school year Fellowships, the due date is April 30; for summer Fellowships, the due date is August 30. Please see the Rules and Instructions document below for more information.

Example Projects
  • Research related to a leadership role in community events (e.g: exhibitions, workshops, conferences, etc.)
  • Creation and dissemination of materials for a specific, research-related cause (e.g: websites, brochures, information booklets)
  • Examining the efficacy and potential application of non-local policies, pedagogies, and programs locally (or vice versa)
  • Exploring a local or contemporary ethical issue through video interviews with affected persons
  • Expansion and publication of research-based coursework (e.g: expanding the scope of an essay, going into greater detail, and widening the audience by translating it and publishing it online). Please note that the school assignments themselves or other academic requirements are NOT eligible to receive CURL awards.
  • And more!

If you’re unsure whether your project would be eligible, please send a brief summary to CURL@uwo.ca!

Student Application

CLOSED. Applications for the Fall 2020 term will be open from Sept. 1 – Oct. 1!

Mentor Application

CLOSED. Applications for the Fall 2020 term will be open from Sept. 1 – Oct. 1!

Rules and Instructions

See the rubric, report guidelines, and more!

Preparation Form

View the application questions and prepare your answers.