Summer Student Research Program - Application Process


Final Application Deadline:  march 23, 2018


Eligibility

In order to participate in the LMP summer research program, you must:

  1. Have at least a B+ (GPA of 3.3) average
  2. Submit an application form demonstrating an interest in biomedical research
  3. You are ultimately responsible for securing a supervisor in order to admitted into the program

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Locating and Securing a Supervisor

The LMP Faculty Research Database provides a quick and simple way to see which LMP Faculty are interested in supervising summer students. From this database, simply select "Accepting Summer Students" and click on "Apply".  From here you can view faculty research interests and access their contact information.  

Tips on Locating a Supervisor

  • Speak with TAs and upper year students who have gained research experience or have participated in the program in the past.
  • Ensure your resume, transcript and application form are carefully prepared and up-to-date.
  • Identify the area of research you are interested in and focus on faculty in that area.
  • When contacting a supervisor, learn about their research, publications and view their website. 

Tailor your cover letter to include:

  • Your knowledge of their research work
  • A brief description of your research interests and experience and how this ties in with their lab
  • Your program, year-of-study and career goals.

Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.  Our office is here to help.
Good Luck!

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Applying to the Program

Final Application Deadline: MARCH 23, 2018

All Applicants (including those who will be located in a hospital) must submit an application form along with a transcript or a statement of results showing marks for all University courses completed. A CV detailing previous lab experience is helpful.

You must include an active email address as this will be used to communicate your acceptance into the program and details regarding the weekly seminars and poster day.  Award winners will also be advised via email.

Fill out and submit an Application Form together with a copy of your transcript (a photocopy or printout from ROSI is acceptable).

Confirmation of Acceptance into the Program:  Students who have met the above criteria and where supervisor confirmation is received, will be admitted into the program and forwarded an email confirmation notice.


Student Stipend

All students receive a minimum $4,000 stipend provided by the Supervisor. There are a number of awards available. These are listed below along with the award value and deadlines.

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Linda & Avrum Gotlieb Fund Supporting LMP Summer Student

Application Deadline – MARCH 23, 2018

Award Value: $4,800

  • Applicants must have at least a B+ (GPA of 3.3) average
  • Only open to students who are in their 2nd or 3rd-year of study who are registered in the Undergraduate Pathobiology Specialist Program
  • Awarded to the top student based on grade and application package
  • The winner will be notified by email in May. Winners will be paid the award amount plus a supplement from the supervisor.
  • In order to be nominated for this award, students must apply to the program and submit the name of their supervisor by March 23. This agreement, plus the registration form featured above, will make up the nomination application.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP Awards)

Application Deadline for the UROP Awards – MARCH 23, 2018

Award Value: $2,000 plus a minimum supplement of $2,800 provided by the Supervisor

  • Applicants must have at least a B+ (GPA of 3.3) average
  • Only open to students who are in their 2nd or 3rd-year of study
  • A limited number of UROP Awards will be available to students participating in summer research. Those who receive an award will be notified by email in May. Winners will be paid the award amount plus a supplement from the supervisor.
  • In order to be nominated for a UROP Award, students must apply to the program and submit the name of their supervisor by MARCH 23, 2018. This agreement, plus the registration form featured above, will make up the nomination application.

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NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA)

Departmental Application Deadline – TO BE DETERMINED

Award Value: $4,500 plus a minimum 25% supplement ($1,125) provided by the Supervisor

Any supplement above this level may be set at the supervisor’s discretion.

Duration: 16 full consecutive weeks (similar to co-op work terms)

  • Awards may not be deferred.
  • The University of Toronto administers this program in the summer term only, between May 1st and September 30th of each year.

Student Eligibility:  In order to be eligible, student(s) must be:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Registered either full-time/part-time in a bachelor’s degree program.
  • Must have completed, at the time of application, a minimum of two academic terms/semesters.
  • First-year students are excluded from this competition. (We are unable to verify the minimum grade requirement before the start of the work term.)
  • Must have obtained, over the previous years of study, an average grade of “B” or “B-“.

List of eligible supervisors:

For more details and application instructions:
http://www.research.utoronto.ca/research-funding-opportunities/undergraduate-student-research-award/

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/USRA-BRPC_eng.asp


Have questions about the application process for the program and awards?  View our Frequently Asked Questions FAQs.

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