Indigenous Summer Scholars Program

Mon. Nov. 9, 2020

Call for Applications: The 2021 Indigenous Summer Scholars Program

May 3, 2021 to August 3, 2021

The Indigenous Summer Scholars Program (ISSP) is an experiential learning program hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies that is designed to give Indigenous senior undergraduates hands on research experience. Throughout the program, Scholars participate in workshops, cultural activities, and faculty/staff research projects. Students and researchers are paired based on each scholar’s previous education, experience, and research interest. Scholars receive a $5,000 scholarship to participate in the 12-week program.

Research projects for ISSP do not require an Indigenous focus to be eligible for this program. Each Researcher or research team will host student(s), to whom they will award a $5,000 stipend. There are only a small number of stipends available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies. You can only apply to receive a stipend if you do not have research funding available to support a student through ISSP. The student will be immersed in the research team and mentored directly by an assigned faculty member. It is expected that the student will have specific roles and responsibilities, as assigned by the Researcher in the context of the research of the team. Researchers will be asked to participate in a program orientation before the beginning of the program.

Student Applications for the 2021 Indigenous Summer Scholars Program open November 9th, 2020 and are accepted until February 1st, 2021.

Research Mentor applications are due December 21, 2020.

For program information, including applications, please visit

If you have any questions, please email Dylan Jones at 

Please join us for a 1 hour Indigenous Summer Scholars Program Information Session on December 8 at 10:00AM.

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