Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award

The FCAT Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award aims to encourage students to pursue research in their field of study.

The program offers students the opportunity to:

  • Interact with top professors in the field
  • Apply knowledge gained to real-world problems
  • Network with faculty beyond the classroom
  • Connect with graduate students
  • Gain critical leadership, team-building and critical thinking skills
  • Earn money while gaining valuable research experience



To be eligible to apply for an award, a student must:

  • be registered at the time they apply in a FCAT bachelor's degree program and/or the minor in Print and Digital Publishing; and
  • have obtained, over the previous years of study, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

To be eligible to hold an award, the student should:

  • be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours 
  • have completed the first year of university study (30 credit hours) in their bachelor's degree;
  • work a minimum of 240 hours over one or two terms under the supervision of a faculty supervisor
  • have been registered in courses at SFU in the term immediately before holding the award* 

Process for Students

  • Students should review the eligibility criteria and award application.
  • Students should find a research project to work on by approaching a faculty member and expressing interest. 
  • Completed applications should be submitted with transcript to the FCAT Dean’s Office at fcatdsa@sfu.ca, or in person at the SFU Burnaby, TASC 2, office 7800. Unofficial transcripts and/or photocopies are acceptable.
  • Successful candidates must accept the Fellowship in writing within three weeks of the Award offer.

Process for Faculty

  • If you are an FCAT faculty member who has questions about the fellowship award process, or are looking for a prospective Fellow to work on a project with, please feel free to contact Director, Student Affairs (fcatdsa@sfu.ca) to learn more.

Successful Applicants

Successful applicants are awarded payment for 240 hours of research with an FCAT faculty member over one or two terms. Additional funds may be available to cover additional costs such as equipment, books, and travel.

In addition to completing the required hours, a work term report must be submitted at the end of the term and all Fellows are required to present at the FCAT Undergraduate Conference (or another public forum, as approved by the Dean's Office).


If you have questions, contact Director, Student Affairs at fcatdsa@sfu.ca.

Please note:

The application deadline for Spring 2020 is October 15th, 4pm