Summer Student Program Information
Summer Student Websites and/or Program Coordinators is a list of the websites and/or Program Coordinators within various departments in the Faculty of Medicine, as well as at the affiliated teaching hospitals. You may need to contact the Program Coordinators directly in order to help you find a supervisor and/or visit the websites listed in the document to inquire about eligibility and individual programs.
Summer Studentships is a listing of agencies and foundations that are offering summer studentships. Please note: You must secure a supervisor before applying for funding. Once you have found a supervisor, you will need to find an appropriate source of funding that will be applicable to your area of research and/or research project, if your supervisor does not already have funding for you.
For program-specific questions, please use the contact listed in the posted opportunity.
Summer Student Websites and/or Program Coordinators
Students should take some time to investigate the areas of expertise and research activities of potential supervisors before contacting researchers, or program coordinators. This will help to focus your search for a supervisor and make it easier for program coordinators to assist you. Please prepare and proof read your CV detailing your education and work experience, and be prepared to provide a letter of reference. Additional materials may be requested.
***Some departments and hospitals request that students DO NOT contact researchers directly. Please be sure to check if this is the case. ***
2020 Summer Student Program Coordinators at Faculty of Medicine Departments
|Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research|
Medical Sciences Building, Room #5207
|Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering|
164 College St., Room 407
c/o Anna Frey
|Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology||Louella D'Cunha||http://www.lmp.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/lmp-summer-undergraduate-research-experience-program-sure|
Deadline: March 6, 2020
|Medical Biophysics||Daphne Sears|
|MaRS Centre, Toronto Medical Discovery Tower, 101 College Street, Suite 15-701 http://medbio.utoronto.ca/content/summer-student-program-overview-and-faq|
Deadline for submission: Mid-January, 2020. Specific deadline date to be set in Fall 2019. Applications for the 2020 Summer Student Program will open in early December, 2019.
|Molecular Genetics||MoGen Student Services|
Medical Sciences Building, Room #4377 http://www.moleculargenetics.utoronto.ca/summer-research-program
|Institute of Medical Science (IMS)|
Medical Science Building, Room #2374 https://ims.utoronto.ca/programs/summer-undergraduate/
|Medicine||Contact Division Directors||To obtain a list of the Division Directors, please visit: http://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca/division-directors|
Please note that applications for Summer 2020 will begin in early February 2020.
|Obstetrics & Gynaecology||Various|
Contact Individual Principal Investigators
|Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgeryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
R. Fraser Elliott Building
|Pharmacology & Toxicology|
Medical Sciences Building, #4207 http://www.pharmtox.utoronto.ca/undergraduate-awards-and-student-research-opportunities
Deadline for UTEA-NSE and NSERC-USRA: TBA
Deadline for all other awards: March 18, 2019
|Physical Therapy||Dr. Sunita Mathur|
Rehabilitation Science Building 500 University, Room 824
Medical Sciences Building, Room 3209 http://www.physiology.utoronto.ca/undergraduate-awards
|Speech-Language Pathology||Dr. Alice Eriks-Brophy|
Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 160-500 University Ave
|Surgery||Dr. N. McKee||416-586-5197 (tel)|
Mount Sinai Hospital, Room 435
2020 Summer Student Program Coordinators at UofT - Affiliated Teaching Hospitals
Baycrest Research Training Centre
|Dr. Rosanne Aleong|
416-785-2500 x 2905 (tel)
For information on summer student positions at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute visit: https://www.baycrest.org/Baycrest/Research-Innovation/People/Students-Trainees/Summer-Student-Programs. Selections will be made on an ongoing basis, so apply as early as possible. Only ONE online submission is required.
|Bloorview Research Institute||For information on the Undergraduate Summer Work Placement, visit:|
Deadline: January 31, 2019
|Hospital for Sick Childrenemail@example.com|
For information on the SickKids Summer Research Program, list of hiring scientists, positions offered and downloadable applications visit: http://www.sickkids.ca/Research/StudentandFellowResources/The-SickKids-Summer-Research-Program/index.html Applications must include the following documents: resume, university transcripts, and letter of reference (from a professor or previous employer). All applications must be submitted directly to the hiring scientist and by the method the scientist indicates.
|Mount Sinai Hospital||Susan Chou|
The RTC Summer Research Program for Undergraduates at the The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum. Please visit http://research.lunenfeld.ca/rtc/?page=Summer%20Research%20Program for details.
|Princess Margaret Hospital||Various||See different program pages for contact information.|
Princess Margaret Hospital 7th Floor, Room 411 610 University Ave For more information visit: http://www.uhn.ca/PrincessMargaret/Research/Research_Programs/Pages/research_programs.aspx
|St. Michael’s Hospital|
Keenan Research Centre at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute Summer Student Program
|Women’s College Hospital||Sarah Tang|
Women’s Health Student Experience Summer Program. Women’s College Research Institute, 790 Bay St., 7th Floor, Toronto, ON M5G 1N8.
|Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre||Jeanette Andreattafirstname.lastname@example.org|
D+H SRI Summer Student Research Program. Students are encouraged to check the careers section of the SRI website and contact scientists with whom they are interested in working.
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
To request changes to this page please contact Cindy Faber in the Faculty of Medicine Research Office at email@example.com.
Revised February 10, 2020.
|Updated February 10, 2020. |
The following information was compiled by the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Research Office.
|AMERICAN PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY (APS) |
In addition, Fellows receive a travel grant to allow them to attend and present their research data at the following year's APS annual meeting (Experimental Biology), which is a broad-based scientific meeting of five to seven diverse biological scientific societies that are members of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). There are many opportunities for the students to mingle with other undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers at the meeting, in addition to all the scientific presentations and posters they can attend.The laboratory host must be an APS member in good standing.
Deadline for applications is February 1, 2020.
|CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE|
Deadline for applications is November 10, 2019.
|BANTING AND BEST DIABETES CENTRE|
The student’s stipend will be a minimum of $5,880 based on an hourly rate of $14 for a 35-hour work week for the 12-week program. The Banting & Best Diabetes Centre will provide $2,940 and a minimum of $2,940 must be provided by the supervisor.
For inquiries contact Sanam Tajadod, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 416-978-3498;
Deadline for applications is January 16,2020, 4pm.
|CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES|
Applications are available online at the link provided above or by contacting Cheryl Hubert, Coordinator, Centre for Innovation, Canadian Blood Services, tel: (613) 739-2230, fax: (613)739-2201, email: email@example.comDeadline for applications: No competition planned for 2020.
|CANADIAN CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION|
Applications must be made by the proposed supervisor on behalf of a student. Applications directly from students cannot be accepted.Deadline for applications: March 1, 2019.
|CANADIAN FOUNDATION FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES (CFID)|
Deadline for applications is January 15, 2020.
|CANADIAN LIVER FOUNDATION|
Deadline for applications: 2019 information will be posted in January 2019
CANHEART strives to a) improve the community-based care provided to patients with cardiovascular risk factors and/or chronic conditions, and b) stimulate health system changes and quality improvement activities, resulting in better patient outcomes. This studentship is open to health sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, and public health students, medical students and students enrolled in course-based (i.e. non-research-based) graduate programs. All successful students will be expected to present their research protocol and end of project results in a summer student seminar.
The competition will re-open in January 2020
|THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN|
Any non-graduate research student working under a SickKids scientist for or over the summer may participate in the SSuRe Program activities, regardless of citizenship, area of placement or study, or source of payment. The only area of the SSuRe Program with restrictions is if the scientist with whom you'll be working is receiving a Lunenfeld Summer Studentship. Scientists will advise you if you are a Lunenfeld funded student.
No minimum grade point average (GPA) is required to be eligible to apply to the program. However, please note that these positions are highly competitive, therefore a strong GPA is advantageous.
Deadline for applications: January 31, 2019.
|THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN - CLINICAL AND METABOLIC GENETICSThe Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics at The Hospital for Sick Children is offering an annual summer student award. This award has been made possible by the Starbucks Coffee Company Endowment Fund and will enable a student to participate in a clinical genetics research project for a 12-week term. At the time of application, students must be in 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of an undergraduate degree program. Students in medical school may also apply. |
The stipend for the award is $6,115 for the 12-week program ($14 + 4% vacation for a 35-hour work week). No minimum grade point average (GPA) is required to be eligible to apply to the program. However, please note that these positions are highly competitive, therefore a strong GPA is advantageous.
Deadline for applications is January 24, 2020.
|KEENAN RESEARCH CENTREeenan Research Centre - St. Michael's Hospital|
Students must agree to participate in the program on a full-time basis and not terminate their engagement prior to the stipulated end date. Summer students work 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 7.5/hrs per day). The summer student’s project must take place at St. Michael’s, unless the principal investigator’s office/lab is located off-site. Students hired as employees of the hospital and paid hourly wage that falls on a pay scale starting at $14. Students registered as research volunteers who wish to gain experience in a research setting (Please note: volunteer students will not be paid stipends/honorariums at any time and will solely act as volunteers).Students must align themselves with a PI and set up appointments to speak to them personally. Find a Principal Investigator at St. Michael’s.
Please do not begin contacting principal investigators until Jan. 1, 2020.
The deadline date to email PI's is April 1, 2020.
|LUNENFELD-TANENBAUM RESEARCH INSITITUTEThe summer student program is extremely competitive. Individual scientists select their own summer students; there is no centralized selection process. Please be aware that acceptances are made on a rolling basis. Students must have completed, at the minimum, their second undergraduate year of a recognized university science program by May 2019. Students will be expected to complete a three (3) month period at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum and work full-time hours (37.5 hours per week). Students will work on a project assigned to them by their laboratory supervisor. In addition, students will be required to summarize their work in the form of a poster presentation at an event near the end of the summer. Students will be paid at an hourly rate of $14.00+ 4% vacation pay. |
Deadline for applications: February 28, 2020.
|DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL BIOPHYSICS|
MBP Summer Student Program
Program description: 12 week summer program for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students interested in interdisciplinary biological and medical research.
Biological Science Research in: Cellular & Molecular Biology; Molecular & Structural Biology; Experimental Therapeutics; Epidemiology & Statistics; Cancer Biology; Cancer & Bioinformatics.
Deadline: Mid-January, 2020. Specific deadline date to be set in Fall 2019.
Experience Awards are available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents registered as full-time students in eligible undergraduate programs in the natural sciences or engineering at the time of application. When the award is held, the student must have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of university study (or two academic terms) of your bachelor's degree, and must not have started a program of graduate studies. Students must have obtained a cumulative average of at least second class (B or B-) over the previous years of study. Students are eligible if they are registered in a bachelor’s degree program leading to an honours degree or a degree with a major. Candidates for undergraduate professional degrees in the health sciences (eg MD, DDS, BScN) are not eligible to hold these awards.The awards have a maximum value (from NSERC) of $4,500 for a full 16-week period. Organizations are required to supplement each award by at least 25%. Supplements to the monthly value and fringe benefits, if applicable, will be the responsibility of the organization. These awards may not be held outside Canada. For further information, see the Guidelines for Organizations Participating in NSERC Industrial Training Programs. Students may apply for awards at one or more of the approved companies of their choice. NSERC will support up to 15 students per eligible organization, per location, per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).
Deadline for applications; NSERC should receive applications from the organization at least FOUR weeks before the scheduled start date of the work term.
|NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA |
Undergraduate Student Research Awards (URSA) in Universities
The undergraduate student research awards are available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents registered as full-time students in eligible undergraduate programs in the natural sciences or engineering at the time of application. When the award is held, the student must have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of university study (or two academic terms) of your bachelor's degree, and must not have started a program of graduate studies. Students must have obtained a cumulative average of at least second class (B) over the previous years of study. Students are eligible if they are registered in a bachelor’s degree program leading to an honours degree or a degree with a major. Candidates for undergraduate professional degrees in the health sciences (eg MD, DDS, BScN) are not eligible to hold these awards. The awards have a value of $4,500. A travel allowance may also be granted if the award is taken at another Canadian university. The work must be performed under the supervision of a faculty member who holds an active NSERC research grant. The normal duration of the award is 16 consecutive weeks. Universities are required to supplement each award by at least 25%. Universities may also provide fringe benefits. Please Note: Students should apply through the supervisor’s department. Individual departments may have their own internal deadline for receipt of applications.Please visit the Research Services URSA webpage for more details.
|PARKINSON’S DISEASE FOUNDATIONgrants.pdf.org; no paper copies will be accepted.|
Deadline for applications December 2, 2019.
|SANDRA ROTMAN CENTRE and GRAND CHALLENGES CANADA |
To be eligible for a summer studentship, students must be currently enrolled in, or graduated within the last year from, a post-secondary institution at the time of submitting an application. International students are eligible to apply as long as they meet the aforementioned criteria and are authorized to work in Canada.Deadline for Applications: January 19, 2018 at 4pm ET.