Summer Undergraduate International Research Internships (SIRI)

The Office of the Vice-President, Research is pleased to offer undergraduate students an international research internship program. Selected students will join a research team and complete a two to three-month internship during the summer 2015 (between May and July). These students will receive a scholarship of minimum $3000 CDN, according to the length of the stay.


To be eligible, a student must:

  • Have completed the second or third year of his or her undergraduate program of study at the beginning of the internship
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 7.5
  • Demonstrate that they will be a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa for the fall session following the internship

Priority may be given to students who have never participated in the SIRI program.

How to apply

To participate, students must apply for one or two available internships.

Each application must include the following:

  • An official up to date transcript
  • A letter of intent explaining the reasons for his or her interest and what he or she hopes to gain from the experience. The letter should also explain how his or her past experiences and academic background qualify him or her for this internship.
  • A letter of recommendation written by a professor in a sealed envelope
  • A Curriculum Vitae

**If you have difficulty accessing the file, please follow these instructions:

1. Right-click on the link to the form. 2.Choose “Save target as” and save the file on your computer. 3. Locate the file on your computer and right-click on it - Select “Open with”. 4. From the list of available program, choose Adobe Reader or its equivalent.


The deadline to submit an application is January 30, 2015. 

Matching process

The host professors will evaluate each individual application received for their internship and rank the applicants.

Expected date of disclosure of recipients: February 27, 2015.

Contact information

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research if you have any questions or require additional information:
613-562-5800 ext. 7846

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