Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
Follow the steps below to apply for the Summer Student Research Program.
Step 1: Decide if the program is right for you
Review the detailed Program Information to make sure this is the right summer opportunity for you.
Coming from outside Vancouver? It is the student's responsibility to find housing for the summer months
Step 2: Find a supervisor
It is up to the student to contact potential research supervisors. Researchers may commit to students well before the application dates; therefore, it is strongly recommended that applicants initiate this process as early as possible
Step 3: Determine your funding source
Discuss your funding source with your supervisor. How you are funded will determine the program application you submit.
- Do you need funding? If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may be able to apply for a BCCHR Summer Studentship. The deadline for applying is March 15. Approximately 80 Summer Studentship applications are received each year and funding is limited to 17 studentships. Applicants are encouraged to apply for all other relevant summer student awards and discuss alternative funding sources with their supervisor.
- Do you already have or will have funding? This may include a non-BCCHR summer student award, a funded co-op/directed study position, international placement or a researcher funded position. If you have funding, apply for the Summer Student Research Program. The deadline for applying is May 15.
- Are you volunteering over the summer? Apply for the Summer Student Research Program. The deadline for applying is May 15.
Step 4: Complete and submit your application form
Want to know more? Contact the Research Education Office at 604-875-2000 ext. 5397 or email@example.com.