JCURA nominations

The Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) were instituted in 2009-10 as the Undergraduate Research Scholarship program by the Vice-President Academic and Provost.

The program is designed to provide support for exceptional undergraduate students who might otherwise not be able to have direct research experience. The Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) administers the award nomination process on behalf of the Provost’s Office.

Eligible students include all full-time third and fourth year undergraduate students (normally registered in 12 or more units of study in the winter session) in excellent academic standing (normally this is a minimum sessional GPA requirement of 7.0) who satisfy the general regulations of Student Awards and Financial Aid.

Award recipients will undertake a research investigation in dialogue with—and under the mentorship of—a faculty supervisor. Each academic unit is eligible for one to three student nominations per year, depending on the number of students in the unit.

Successful student applicants receive $1,500 credited directly to their UVic fee account.

2017-18 Call for Nominations

Academic unit eligibility

Frequently asked questions

Application/nomination forms:

Application/nomination form 2017-18 - Word format - .rtf format

Please note: We ask that units collect all eligible nominations together and submit them as individual digital files in one email to the Learning and Teaching Centre.

The final deadline date for the Learning and Teaching Centre to receive nominations from the faculty/department/school is June 30th.
Faculties/departments/schools are asked to submit all their unit's eligible number of nominations at the same time. Nominations will be processed and notifications will be made before mid-August.

Final reports

  • Final report form - Student 2016-17 - Deadline date: Friday, April 28, 2017 (Will be sent out by email on March 9, 2017)
  • Final report form - Supervisor 2016-17 - Deadline date: Friday, April 28, 2017 (Will be sent out by email on March 9, 2017)

General and financial questions

General questions concerning the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards should be directed to the Learning and Teaching Centre.

Financial and related questions (for example regarding distribution of funds) after the award has been approved should be directed to the Scholarship Officer or 250-721-8107.