So, my question is how do I go about talking/asking about research opportunities? For professors at my school, it isn't a problem. I can just walk up to them and ask, since they pretty much know me. The real question is, how to you go about this for professors in other schools? I'd like to get an NSERC Research Grant at a different school than mine. I think it would be a nice experience to go somewhere and maybe just to get away for a bit. Get to know new people and such. I'd like to e-mail them about my intentions to try and find a research position. Then ask them if they might have any openings, and possibly find out what it is that they are doing. I'd be willing to meet them in person, but that's after the e-mail since I don't really want to go driving around and walking up randomly to professors I don't know. Anyways, suggestions?