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WISE Research Award

The Women in Science and Engineering Club (WISE) is providing funding of $1000 to 4 female and gender-diverse students in Grade 11 to participate in summer research studentship with a supervisor of their choice at the University of Calgary. This studentship will run from July 3 to August 18. At the end of the studentship, WISE will host a symposium to celebrate the efforts of the students and their mentors. Supplies and guidance will be provided to students to prepare and present a research poster during the symposium.


All students applying for this program MUST complete Science 10 with a minimum grade of 80%. Applicants must currently be enrolled in or have completed Math 20-1 and ELA 20-1. Besides clearing this minimum average, grades will not be taken into consideration when selecting students.  Please note that all selected students must be Alberta residents and WISE cannot help arrange living accommodations for the selected students. Please consider this if applying from outside the greater Calgary area.

Project List

Here is the link to take a sneak peek into the project list for the Summer 2023 Studentships! You will need to reference this list with your application.


This is the link to the WISE Research Award Application!  Please read the information below before beginning your application.

The application is due on May 5th, 2023 at 11:59 pm.


The WISE Research Award Application consists of various personal response questions. You will also be asked to provide your personal information and attach documents.


The following documents must be provided in the application. 


  • One-Page Teacher Reference Letter

  • Detailed Academic Report or Transcript from MyPass

  • Dated screenshot of your school’s grade portal that shows your current interim courses.


It is standard practice to give your teachers two weeks' notice when asking for a reference, so please ask as soon as possible. For additional information about how to access your detailed academic report, please see your school career advisor or counselor.


The application also includes a section where you will rank your project choices. There is a document that includes the list of projects (see above). Please read through each description and select the top three projects that you are most interested in. 


Due to the intensive nature of this program, we highly discourage students from working other part-time jobs or having other involvements (volunteer, sports, summer school, etc.) that demand more than 10 hours a week.  If you plan to have other involvement in the summer, please describe how you will be able to manage your commitments in the application.


Applications are due on May 5th, 2023 at 11:59 pm and we will be reaching out to students in early May. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to us at However, please note that due to the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to emails regarding your application status.

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