The DREU program provides up to $7,000
(plus a maximum of $500 for relocation travel) per student
for ten weeks of summer research ($700 per week)
at the mentor's university.
A student does not have to be in residence exactly ten weeks at
the mentor's institution, but the student's grant will be prorated according
to the number of weeks she decides to stay ($700 a week).
The number of weeks a student is in residence at the mentor's
institution is arranged by the student and the mentor to
their mutual satisfaction.
Procedures and Requirements Summary
Generally, the stipend is paid in four installments of $1,750.
As described below,
there are some items that the student and/or the mentor need to complete
to trigger the payment of each installment.
Note: Each student is responsible for specifying in the payment
information form the address to which each stipend should be sent.
A Note on Taxes
Because DREU awards are not for qualified tuition and related expenses but instead represent compensation for research services rendered as a condition of receiving the grant, they are reportable as gross income, but not as wages. I understand and agree that by participating in the DREU program I am considered an independent contractor and that the CRA is not required to withhold any taxes on these stipends and no such withholding shall be done. The CRA is required to issue 1099's or W-2's to independent contractors; these are mailed to participants in the spring, typically February. It is the responsibility of each recipient to properly report the award as taxable income on his or her tax return in the year received.