The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO) is committed to helping build research capacity in Northern Ontario. As a result, HSFO is continuing the five year summer studentship program for medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) that will have a direct impact on research at the institution.
Eight awards will be available annually at NOSM to enable medical students to gain cardiovascular/cerebrovascular research training during the summer. Each award is valued at $6,000.00 and is tenable at NOSM for a period of four consecutive months from May to August inclusive.
The Summer Medical Student Award is tenable at NOSM to candidates studying and working under the supervision of a faculty member at NOSM. In addition, applicants must possess an undergraduate degree, rank in the upper 20% of their class and have completed at the minimum, their first year at medical school at NOSM. Candidates must undertake training in cardiovascular/cerebrovascular research relevant to the mission of the Foundation under an identified academic supervisor for a period of four consecutive months from May to August inclusive.
Since this is a special award created for NOSM, while this award is active, students at NOSM are not eligible to apply to the HSFO Summer Medical Student Award. In addition, these awards are normally provided only once. However, under special circumstances this award is renewable, and is tenable only if the proposed research project does not duplicate and builds on research already completed as part of the initially awarded project.
Applications for these awards should be made to the Associate Dean of Research at NOSM, who will select, based on an academic peer-review process, the winners of the awards. The Dean’s office will forward the names, year of study, identified academic supervisor, title of project and a one page project description supplied by the student and endorsed by the identified academic supervisor for the eight successful awardees to the Research Advocacy and Health Promotion Department, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, by January 31. The one page project description should provide a clear, concise, and comprehensive description of the proposed research as well as how it relates to the mission of the Foundation must be given.
At the completion of the award, each candidate must forward a written report (a template will be provided) of the project to be received no later than September 15 to:
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
Research Advocacy and Health Promotion
Attention: Rohini Chand
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300
Toronto, ON M4P 1E4
Tel: (416) 489-7111 ext. 303
Fax: (416) 489-7003