Undergraduate Summer Students' Research Program

Application Process

  1. Review research opportunities on the Summer Job Database.
  2. Once you find a project that interests you, contact the supervisor (A1.1 or C1.1 appointments).
    • Discuss potential funding sources with your supervisor.
    • Decide which agencies would be appropriate.
    • Complete the agency’s application form.
    • Give yourself at least 5 business days prior to the agency’s deadline, to collect necessary signatures.
    • After the application is signed off by the Faculty and the Institution, you will be contacted to pick it up.
    • Submit the complete application to the agency according to their instructions.
    • Note that applications submitted by FoMD faculty that are not successful in the AIberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship competition will be automatically forwarded to the Office of Research for consideration of internal awards and this includes CRINA/ACF.
    Important changes to the program to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) in accordance with Alberta Innovates will continue to fund summer students during this COVID-19 pandemic.  These will be modified projects that can be done remotely and if students are allowed back on campus for part of the summer, they can engage in laboratory-based research at that time.  

    2020 FoMD Summer Student Funding

    The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has limited funding available for summer students. There is no separate application process, as students have to apply to the Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship. To qualify for these awards, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 credits. In addition to other awards, there are specialized studentships that students are funded from.

    • Douglas L. Sykes Undergraduate Studentship in Mental Health Research
    • J. R. Paine Summer Research Award in Prostate Cancer
    • Medicine 1986 Research Studentship
    • Motyl Endowment Cardiac Sciences

    2020 Summer Student Funding Sources