Undergraduate Student Research Opportunities
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander scholarship and research grant
The Cornelia Hahn Oberlander scholarship and research grant is valued at $4,000 as a one-year award. The grant is intended to stimulate the interest of undergraduate students in the interdisciplinary research area of architectural ecology – the relationships between natural, biological and ecological processes and architectural and urban design. The grant has been available since 2011, each year for a British Columbia Institute of Technology student wishing to pursue undergraduate level research and scholarship. The grant will be awarded on the basis of merit.
Applicants must be enrolled in an BCIT academic program leading to a credential that requires at least four years of full time study for completion, have completed 1 year and be able to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement in their post-secondary studies to date, such as having at least a B+ or equivalent academic standing, as well as considerable involvement in their institution and/or community. The duration of the research scholarship will be one academic year. The successful candidate will complete a research project with the BCIT Centre for Architectural Ecology within one academic year and receive 3 credits for a independent Directive Studies (Example ARSC 7040) or an equivalent part of a Capstone project course. The work also provides six weeks work experience toward program completion requirements. The credits must be pre-approved by the program head of the department in which the student is enrolled.
The projects will align with current and future research at the Centre. The completion of the student work will be an academic report and, if an appropriate local conference is identified, a poster presentation or co-authored paper.
Next Deadline: TBA
Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
Please review the associated programs for application deadlines and contact the faculty directly for further discussion on the research opportunities.
For further information Contact: Dr. Maureen Connelly