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 Studentships may be withdrawn if the applicant is not able to participate in 75 per cent of the program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

The application form will be available for download Winter 2018. The deadline for submitting a complete application is March 15, 2019.