HSF of Ontario - Summer Medical Student Awards

  • Applications for this award must be received by HSFO no later than Friday, April 16, 2010.
  • Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the deadline date.
  • If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, HSFO must receive the application by 4:00 p.m. on the previous Friday.
  • Applications RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE will be considered late even if they are courier-stamped on the deadline date.

Program Description

Three awards are provided annually in each Ontario medical school to enable medical students to gain research training during the summer. The awards, valued at $4,000.00, are tenable in a department associated with the medical school for a period of three months.

Applicants must rank in the upper 20% of their class and have completed, at the minimum, their first year of medical school. Candidates must undertake training in cardiovascular/cerebrovascular research relevant to the mission of the Foundation under an identified academic supervisor for a period of three consecutive months, from June to August inclusive. A research scientist should not supervise more than one student. The student should select only one supervisor. A scientist should not undertake the supervision of a member of their immediate family.

Applications for these awards should be made to the institution's Dean of Medicine, who selects, in consultation with members of his/her faculty, the winners of the awards. The Dean's office will forward the following information on each of three candidates from the medical school: student name and contact information, year of study, identified academic supervisor and contact information, title of project and one page project description supplied by student and endorsed by the identified academic supervisor. This information must be submitted by April 16, 2010 to:

Research, Advocacy and Health Promotion Department
Attention: HSFO Summer Medical Student Awards
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4
Tel: (416) 489-7111 ext. 396
Fax: (416) 489-7003
Email: research@hsf.on.ca

Since a special award currently exists for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), students at NOSM are not eligible to apply to the HSFO Summer Medical Student Award.

Final Report 

At the completion of the award, awardees are required to forward a final report to HSFO no later than September 15 in the year that the scholarship is held. Please see Forms section below to access the final reporting template.


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