Indigenous undergraduate students from across Turtle Island are invited to apply for a summer initiative – the Indigenous Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars program (IUSRS) – that gives them a taste of graduate student life at McMaster University. Providing academic, social and cultural activities, IUSRS facilitates mentorship and guidance enabling Indigenous undergraduates to make informed choices in preparing for graduate studies.

IUSRS is an eight-week intensive research training program hosted by the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute. Indigenous undergraduate students from universities across Canada, who are interested in research and curious about graduate school are eligible to participate. Participants take part in workshops and Indigenous Knowledge programming while contributing as research scholars under the supervision of a McMaster faculty member.

The 2021 cycle of IUSRS will be the seventh year of providing an opportunity for Indigenous students – and McMaster faculty members – to be immersed in a unique research experience. 

For details on how to apply, please visit the IUSRS Eligibility, Supports & Requirements page.
To apply, please complete our online application – IUSRS 2021 Application

The IUSRS is made possible by contributions from the Office of the Vice President, Research, all 6 McMaster faculties, and the Feast Centre for Indigenous STBBI research.

The Feast Centre for Indigenous STBBI research will support IUSR scholars interested in Indigenous STBBI research and will provide Feast-affiliated supervisors.