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Application Deadline Approaching for Language and Literacy Undergraduate Research Assistantships

$8,000 Undergraduate Research Assistantships
(Deadline for applications is January 14, 2021)

The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network is awarding up to 10 third-year undergraduate research assistantships for the summer of 2005. Applications must be received by January 14, 2021 to qualify. Third-year undergraduate students are invited to apply and encouraged to visit The Network Web site at http:// and click on the Student Focus area, to get the full details on eligibility, application forms, and deadlines.

These awards are available to students across Canada who want to participate in literacy and language research and train with leading experts in the field.

The reality is that more than seven million Canadian adults struggle with language and literacy problems every day, which has profound effects on the individual as well as on the Canadian economy. This situation requires practical solutions based on scientific evidence. “The purpose of our awards is part of The Network’s commitment to create a critical mass of highly qualified experts by contributing to the training and education of specialists in language and literacy development,” said Donald G. Jamieson, PhD, CEO and Scientific Director of The Network.

The assistantships will permit students to work on language and literacy research projects, under the supervision of Network researchers. Students will learn how to work in a Network environment, gain research skills, and receive guidance for career development in applied as well as basic areas of research and practice.

As part of the application each student will propose to work with a Network researcher who has posted a position offer on the 3rd Year Undergraduate Research Assistantships Web page click on Student Focus area.

The Network provides $6,000 of the salary and the supervisors contribute $2,000 plus fringe benefits where required. Students will work in a lab for four months (37.5 hours/week) (May-August 2004). The salary will include a two-week paid holiday as well as paid statutory holidays.

For more information on our student assistantships and eligibility, please contact Katy Pocock, at or (519) 850-2930.

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