Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program 2013
The goal of the program is to introduce undergraduate and medical students to the field of diabetes research and to encourage research in diabetes and its complications as a career.
Fifteen summer studentships are available for undergraduate and medical students to carry out summer research in diabetes under the supervision of a member of the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre (BBDC).
Students will be required to work full-time for a minimum of
12 weeks between May 1 and August 31, 2013.
Supervisors will be responsible for ensuring that their students submit a one-page abstract of their research findings to the Program Coordinator before the Mini-Conference.
This competition is not restricted to University of Toronto students.
The potential supervisor must hold a full-time faculty appointment with the University of Toronto, and must be conducting diabetes research. The potential supervisor must also be a registered member* of the BBDC at the time of application submission. (*Faculty who are new to the field of diabetes research and are not members of the BBDC can request free membership by contacting the Centre prior to submitting an application. For more information, please see the Membership section of this web site).
Potential supervisors may submit a maximum of two (2) applications. However, under normal circumstances only one studentship will be awarded per supervisor.
Students may not submit more than one application.
Those Eligible To Apply:
Those Not Eligible to Apply:
|Amount:||The stipend will be a minimum of $4,800 ($2,400 will be provided by the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre, and a minimum of $2,400 must be provided by the supervisor). The supervisor may provide additional funding.|
Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the BBDC Training and Research Excellence Committee and will be evaluated on the following criteria:
STEP 1 - Find a Potential Supervisor
Students may also directly contact other faculty not on the list above with whom they are interested in working to discuss the possibility of a summer position. Research profiles of BBDC members involved in diabetes-related research can be found on this web site at http://www.bbdc.org/research/index.htm.
STEP 2 - Submit an Application
Submit a completed application form to the BBDC by the deadline date. A maximum of two (2) applications may be submitted by each potential supervisor; however, only one studentship will be awarded per supervisor under normal circumstances.
5 p.m., January 21, 2013
All students and their supervisors will be notified by early April. Funding decisions will also be posted on this web site.
Dr. Jonathan Rocheleau