Students may have supervisors from their own faculty or from different faculties. Supervisors must be full-time UCalgary Academic Staff (Faculty and Researchers) with continuing appointments.
Eligible full-time staff members include assistant, associate, full professor, assistant, associate, and full professors (Teaching), clinical faculty appointments, librarians, archivists, and curators.
UCalgary academic staff who are not on a continuing appointment can co-supervise but will require an eligible academic staff member to be listed as the primary supervisor for the application. Staff who are not full-time include sessional or affiliated instructors, postdoctoral fellowship holders, guest postdoctoral scholars, adjunct professors and instructors, postdoctoral associates, and professor emeritus.
To create the maximum number of PURE opportunities for students and supervisors, a supervisor may oversee up to two students in the application system.
No, the award is intended to provide University of Calgary students with a research experience and University of Calgary funds are dedicated for this purpose.
Professors are not required to provide additional money to supplement the PURE Award. If they do so, it is at their discretion.