Canadian Stroke Network Summer Studentship Program
The Canadian Stroke Network Summer Studentship program’s goal is to allow students to obtain research experience related to stroke and to provide support to undergraduate and medical students engaged in summer research projects in the area of stroke at a Canadian university or affiliated institution.
Summer Studentships are intended to provide financial support for the four-month period June 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012.
Full-time undergraduate and medical students are eligible to receive this award. Under certain circumstances, other special academic situations may be considered. The proposed supervisor need not be CSN member but must be involved in stroke research.
Up to 15 studentships will be awarded for the summer of 2012 at a value of $7,000 per award.
Studentship applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of CSN researchers and Network associates. Applications will be ranked by Committee members and the top 15 averaged scores will be awarded studentships. Reviewers will judge the applications applying equal weight to the following criteria:
- Excellence of the candidate;
- Feasibility and quality of the proposed project;
- Suitability and excellence of the training environment;
Supervisors may submit more than one application but will not receive more than one studentship award. The supervisor should not rank the applications submitted.
Applications must be made by the proposed supervisor, not by the student.
The application must be sent electronically, in PDF format, to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 13, 2012. All components of the application must be included in ONE document.
The application must include:
- A one- page outline of the proposed research (the research project should be attainable within the four-month term of the award);
- The student’s CV;
- The student’s transcripts (a scanned copy signed by the supervisor)
- A letter of support from the supervisor addressing the student’s qualifications/suitability and a description of the learning environment.
The application from the proposed supervisor must be received by the Canadian Stroke Network on or before Monday, February 13, 2012. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted.
Use of funds
a. Payment of grants
A lump sum payment for each Summer Studentship award will be paid to the eligible institution by June 1st.
b. Earnings from other sources
Summer Studentship awardees may not hold any other award during the term of this award.
All students participating in this program must submit a report describing the results of their summer project, no later than September 30. It is the responsibility of the supervisor to ensure that the student submits the written report. If a report is not submitted, the supervisor will not be eligible to submit a summer studentship application the following year.
d. Transfer of awards
Summer studentship awards may not be transferred to another student in the event the student withdraws from the program.