AURA funds undergraduate assistants working with faculty members on start-up or continuing research projects. Participating in these projects, AURA-funded assistants contribute to, and learn about, scholarly inquiry. Here are just a few of the projects funded by AURA in the past:
- Analyzing Musqueam history through the study of archaeological data
- Researching the origins of sovereign debt in sixteenth-century Spain
- Researching for a new edition of the Dictionary of Canadian English
- Parent-adolescent conversation and psycho-physiological responses
- Screening movies in Vancouver 1898-1929
- Globalization and Canadian Youth in the 1970s
- The uses of a Chinese martyr: Yue Fei in history and memory
- Assessing the social and neighbourhood-level determinants of obesity in New York City
- The role of interaction in infant language acquisition
- Outsourcing of clinical trials to India and the problem of therapeutic misunderstanding
- An annotated filmography of Latin America on screen
We are pleased to say that funding for this program remains an Arts priority. So we invite faculty once again to imagine collegial roles in research for undergraduates. In applying to AURA, faculty may identify students eligible for these positions, typically Year Three or Four majors in the field, or select students once the application has been approved. For more information, please contact Lois Nightingale.
Please submit applications to
Arts Grants Facilitator
Buchanan Block E, Room E163
1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
Campus Mail – ZONE 1
download application form
|2013 Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Awards (AURA)
APPLICATION FORM & INSTRUCTIONS
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To be eligible to hold an AURA grant, the principal investigator, and all co-investigators, must have UBC full-time, permanent appointments of the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. Applications from persons at the rank of Instructor II are accepted providing they provide evidence that they will advance to Assistant Professor by the start of an award. Applications are also welcome from UBC emeritus faculties who have held a position at a rank eligible for the award, and providing the proposed research will make a demonstrable contribution to the academic life of UBC.
All persons not at the rank of assistant professor or higher including instructors, visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, adjunct faculty members, and graduate students are ineligible to hold AURA awards.