Do you already have an established funding source? Externally funded students are students who have other sources of funding for the summer. This may include non-BCCHR summer student awards, funded co-op/directed study positions, international placements or research team funded positions. 

Eligibility Criteria 

  • The applicant must be a completing a summer student research project on the Oak Street Campus. The program curriculum has been designed for undergraduate students and medical students however, new graduate students, visiting researchers are also eligible to participate
  • The applicant's summer start/end date allows for participating in at least 75 per cent of the Summer Student Research Program activities scheduled in June & July
  • Out-of-province and international applicants are welcome to apply

Application Form

To apply, download the Summer Student Research Program application below (coming soon). The deadline for submitting a complete application will be in May 2022.

Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis and NOT assessed for scholarly achievement or scientific merit of the proposed project. Late applications will be considered if space is available.

Application coming soon 

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

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