Application Forms

To participate in the Summer Student Program follow the steps below.


Find a Supervisor - Before applying students must establish a research supervisor. It is up to the student to contact potential supervisors.

Students are advised to view researchers affiliated with the research institute. Contact information is provided so applicants will be able to contact interested researchers directly.

Please note the researchers mailing address, applications will only be accepted from investigators based on the Oak Street Campus. This includes BC Children's Hospital, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (4480 Oak Street - 4500 Oak Street) or BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (938 West 28th Avenue - 950 West 28th Avenue).  

Researchers may commit to students well before the application deadline; therefore it is strongly recommended that applicants initiate this process as early as practicable.


A selection of training opportunities are available online.
This is not a complete list so students are encouraged to contact researchers directly.


Select the application form - Interested students will submit ONE of the following application forms.

For more information on the application process refer to the FAQs or contact reseduc@bcchr.ca.

Research Summer Studentships

For students interested in applying for funding, deadline March 15th. 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.

All BC Children's Hospital funded summer students are automatically enrolled in the Summer Student Research Education Program and required to attend relevant seminars and workshops.

Please note applicants are encouraged to apply for all other relevant summer student awards and discuss alternative funding sources with their supervisor.


Research Education Program

For students who have an established funding source, deadline May 15th. Externally funded students are students who have other sources of funding for the summer and would like to take part in the Summer Student Research Education Program.


Submit the application form - To apply download and submit ONE of the following application forms.

Research Summer Studentships
Please note the deadline for submitting a funding application was March 15
Research Education Program


All award application forms are formatted as fillable Adobe PDF's that can be saved.

Internet Explorer: Forms will open automatically in Adobe.

Apple Safari: Forms are not compatible with browser preview, you will get a 'Please wait..' error message. To access the forms -

  • On the menu bar go to File > Export as PDF
  • Download and save the application form to your desktop
  • Open Adobe Reader on your computer
  • Go to File > Open to select and open the application form

Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome: Forms are not compatible with browser preview, you will get a 'Please wait..' error message. To access the forms -

  • Download and save the application form to your desktop
  • Open Adobe Reader on your computer
  • Go to File > Open to select and open the application form

If you have any problems or concerns contact reseduc@bcchr.ca.