A new initiative will give international students the chance to gain research experience under the supervision of a Math and Science faculty member.
Ten $1,000 International Student Research Scholarship awards have been made available through the Faculty of Math and Science that will provide recipients each with 60 hours of research experience.
Eligible students must meet the following criteria:
- Be an international student enrolled in an undergraduate program from the Faculty of Mathematics and Science
- Have completed five or more credits in the undergraduate program
- Possess a minimum cumulative average of 75 per cent
Before applying, students must first seek out a professor who is available to take them on as a research scholarship student. A list of available faculty members can be found on the Math and Science website.
Once a mentor has been secured, the details of their agreement must be determined (i.e. the dates the student will work and the tasks for which they will be responsible) and submitted as part of the scholarship application form.
“Research is a large part of our Faculty’s identity,” said Ejaz Ahmed, Dean of the Faculty of Math and Science. “We want our students to get the most out of their education. Opportunities like this will allow them to work with world-class researchers and develop skills that will help them in their respective field of study.”
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all 10 scholarships are filled and applicants will be notified on the status of their application within 10 working days of submission. Students are encouraged to apply anytime between now and April 30, 2020.
“We’re thankful that the Faculty of Math and Science has made this scholarship available,” said Sandra Gruosso, Associate Director, Brock International Services. “Not only does it provide much-needed financial support, but it also provides industry experience that will greatly benefit international students in their future careers.”