Each year, approximately 17 studentships are given to top ranked students based on scholarly achievement, scientific merit of the proposed project, and the potential benefits applicants will gain from the experience. 

Funding is provided for a 12-week period between May and August. Students receive a stipend of $4.725.00. For applicants onsite less than 12 weeks the student's stipend is pro-rated accordingly. 

Eligibility Criteria  

  • The applicant must be a current undergraduate or medical student, registered at a university and returning in the fall to continue their program (graduating students are eligible to participate in the program however are not eligible to apply for BCCHR funding)
  • For international applicants, the proper work/student permit and a Social Insurance Number must be obtained
  • The applicant's summer start/end date allows for participating in at least 75 per cent of the Summer Student Research Program scheduled in June & July. Studentships may be withdrawn if the applicant is not able to participate in 75 per cent of the program
  • Studentship applications will be accepted from research Investigators at BC Children's Hospital (students supervised by Affiliate Investigators are not eligible for funding). An investigator may submit only one project attached to one applicant. Students may apply for only one project attached to one investigator. Investigators must provide whatever space, supplies or resources the student requires to complete the project.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for all other relevant summer student awards and discuss alternative funding sources with their supervisor. Please see the Program Application FAQs for more information.

Application Form

To apply, download the BCCHR Research Summer Studentship application below. The deadline for submitting a complete application is Friday, March 15, 2019

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Research Summer Studentship

All award application forms are formatted as fillable Adobe PDF's that can be saved. The application package will download as a Zip file. After clicking the link to download the application, the browser window should ask to Open or Save the file from bcchr.ca

Is your default set to show PDF files with Preview or an Internet Browser window? You will get an error message that reads 'Please wait...if this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of your document, your PDF viewer may not be able to display this type of document.' To avoid this, open Adobe Acrobat on your desktop, select File > Open to access the application. 

For more information on the application process, please contact resinfo@bcchr.ca.