Nipissing University Research Fellowships (NURF) support graduate students who are enrolled in a full time graduate program. NURFs are integrated into the research programs of one or more professors from funding that is usually obtained through research grants awarded to professors.
A NURF supports students in research that contributes to the student's program of study and usually results in a Thesis or Major Research Paper. Any research that is conducted under a NURF must not be diversionary from the student's main MRP or Thesis (such diversionary work shall be categorized as a Graduate Research Assistantship [GRA] and will be subject to The Principle of Timely Completion, formerly known as "The 10 Hour Rule").
The value of a NURF varies and may be used to enhance the level of funding for students who have external awards or as a student's only source of funding. A NURF is not payment for employment. A NURF is paid periodically throughout the year and there is no hourly rate or any set value. These payments are not considered employment income by the university and no tax deductions are made at source. A T4A will be issued for tax purposes.
Eligibility: Must be registered full-time and meet the graduate program conditions for progression towards the degree.
How to Apply: Applications are included with your application for admission here.