SUS X URO AWARD
The SUS X URO Award recognizes undergraduate science researchers who are pursuing a research career and have made excellent contributions to the research community. Any undergraduate student studying at the University of British Columbia under the Faculty of Science is eligible to apply.
First place: 1 x $500
Second place: 2 x $250
Honourable mentions: 5 x $200
The application is now open until Jan 29, 2021! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Tips for Applicants
For the award application:
- If you are over 25 words in the summary, there will be severe consequences – please ensure it is 25 words or less! (We are looking for your ability to concisely describe your research; 25 words is a maximum but an excellent description can still be done in less);
- We are weighing the “independence” section of the questions more heavily – try to ensure the details you do include clearly demonstrate your independence as a researcher if possible;
- If you are hoping to do research in the future, please state this explicitly and use specific examples for how your undergraduate extracurricular and course work is related to this future goal;
- We love to see applicants show passion for their work! We aren’t looking for cookie-cutter answers; we want to see genuine interest in both the experiences you had and the way you describe them and yourself.
- CLEARLY follow instructions; failure to do so will result in severe consequences (ie. Ensure your resume is one page and no longer!);
- Be descriptive in your resume; show your passion and interests;
- For positions you’ve had in the past, ensure that you type out both the number of hours (approximately) and the duration of time (i.e. Jan – April 2017)