Indigenous Undergraduate Research Assistantship

The Indigenous Undergraduate Research Assistantships (IURA) are meant to stimulate First Nations, Métis and Inuit students' interest in research and to encourage students to consider pursuing graduate studies. The students will gain research experience, further their insight into their field of study, work with faculty and learn the value of a graduate degree, while earning $16.55 per hour for full-time work over a 16-week period (Total of $9,640 based on 35 hrs/week for 16 weeks, plus 4% vacation pay).

The IURA program is competitive and applicants must have a cumulative average of at least 70% and be returning to study at the University of Guelph in a bachelor program in the fall semester immediately after the term of employment.

All disciplines are encouraged to apply.  There are two assistantships available for summer 2024. Students are eligible to hold the IURA multiple times.

Once notified, the successful recipients are expected to find a faculty supervisor to work with. If required, the recipient can request assistance from the Associate Vice-President (Academic) or the Assistant Vice-President (Indigenous Initiatives) by contacting Cara Wehkamp at

How to Apply

1. Complete the Indigenous Undergraduate Research Assistantship (IURA) Application Form including the upload of your resume and unofficial transcript (accessed through WebAdvisor).

2. IURA applicants are required to confirm their First Nations, Inuit or Métis identity by completing the Indigenous Identity Confirmation Process for Students

DEADLINE: January 28, 2024.

Please note that identity confirmation does not guarantee IURA selection, as the pool of candidates is competitive. 

For more information about Indigenous Identity confirmation at U of G visit or contact Indigenous Initiatives at

For Indigenous student support contact the Indigenous Student Centre at