Research Excursions Program

The Research Excursions Program provides an opportunity for Arts & Science degree students (St. George) beginning their third year to participate in a practical or experiential activity under the supervision of a faculty member. The practical, experiential component can take the form of research/learning in archives, laboratories, libraries, or in a field camp, etc.—but not in a classroom at another university (that is covered by the Faculty’s summer abroad and exchange programs). The projects run within the May-August period, when both Faculty and students would be able to make the time commitments necessary. Summer tuition fees apply. The Faculty of Arts & Science will cover travel expenses.

Each 398H0/Y0 has a program-specific designator, such as ANT, CLA, CSB, VIC, etc., and would be eligible to count towards program completion if the program sponsor (Chair or Director) so chooses. A limited number of 398H0/Y0 courses are available each year.

Faculty supervisors propose the projects and choose the students who apply. Students must also attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation through the office of Safety Abroad no later than four weeks prior to travel.

Eligibility: Students must be St. George Campus, Arts & Science, degree students who have completed at least 9 full course equivalents, but no more than 16, by May 2019. Be sure to check for any course prerequisites stated in the project description. 

In an effort to provide as many opportunities as possible, priority will be given to those students who have not already received funding for a Faculty of Arts & Science international opportunity including 398 REP, ICM, or DIIIF.

Department Professor Location Link to project description in PDF Application Deadline
Anthropology Michael Chazan South Africa ANT Y: South Africa Deadline Feb. 10, 2019
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Benjamin Gilbert King City, ON EEB Y: King City Deadline Feb.10, 2019
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Luke Mahler Ecuador EEB Y: Ecuador Deadline Feb. 10, 2019
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Njal Rollinson Algonquin Park, ON EEB H: Algonquin Park Deadline Feb. 10, 2019
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Njal Rollinson Algonquin Park, ON EEB Y: Algonquin Park Deadline Feb. 10, 2019
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Arthur Weis King City, ON EEB Y: King City Deadline Feb. 10, 2019
Earth Sciences Charly Bank Kathu, South Africa ESS H: South Africa Deadline Feb. 4, 2019
Spanish & Portuguese Suzi Lima Roraima, Brazil SPA H: Brazil Deadline Feb. 4, 2019

To apply to these programs, fill out the Application Form online.