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2012-2013 Programs
Program description

Summer Introductory Program to Health Science Research

Program category: Training Awards

Application deadline
Application deadline: set by university
Submission to FRSQ by university: April 15, 2012

This program is designed to stimulate an interest in health research on the part of students enrolled in a university undergraduate program by offering them a summer study program carried out in a laboratory environment.

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Elina Boutia

514 873-2114
ext. 1282
elina.boutia@frq.(...)
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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Eligible applicants
  • Students enrolled in an undergraduate program in a Québec university

    Students must have completed at least one year of study but not the entire program.

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents domiciled in Québec (as defined in the Common Rules and Regulations, art. 1.1) for a minimum of one year
Terms and conditions
  • Must be accepted by a research laboratory supervised by an independent investigator (as defined in the Common Rules and Regulations, art. 1.2)
  • Must participate in a research project that
    • can be carried out between May 1 and August 31, 2012
    • involves a health theme related to the student's program of study aimed at an understanding of human biology and its dysfunctions (the eligible themes cover all aspects of health and illness, regardless of the methodology and models used)
    • promotes the development of intellectual and technical competencies

Summer Introductory Program to Health Science Research

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Paper documents

Applicant

Students must register with the Office of the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Medicine or, for students in other faculties, with the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) at the university with which the laboratory is affiliated or where the training program takes place. This university need not be the one where the undergraduate student is enrolled. However, the host university is free to refuse applicants from other universities.

Associate deans or vice-principals

Associate deans and vice-principals are required to fill the form entitled Fichier de proposition de candidatures pour les universités and send it over e-mail to the FRSQ Program Officer.

Summer Introductory Program to Health Science Research

TRAINING LOCATION

 

Awardees must train in a Québec university or one of its affiliated health institutions.

Summer Introductory Program to Health Science Research

DURATION OF AWARD

 

3 or 4 months

Summer Introductory Program to Health Science Research

AMOUNT OF AWARD

Amount
  • Determined by the university, based on duration of summer program

    Universities with a faculty of medicine should earmark a certain percentage of the awards for medical students. The other awards (all faculties) will be allocated in proportion to the number of undergraduate students enrolled in health sciences.

Administration

Administered by the university

Summer Introductory Program to Health Science Research

REVIEW

Process

Applicants are selected by the universities who also review their work-term report.

Criteria
  • Applicant's capacity to benefit from this summer program
  • Scientific and formative merit of proposed project

Summer Introductory Program to Health Science Research

AWARDEE'S AGREEMENT

 

In accepting this award, the awardee agrees to observe the Common Rules and Regulations, the Policy regarding open access to published research outputs as well as the terms and conditions stipulated in this Program Description.

The awardee agrees to provide the university with a progress report.

Summer Introductory Program to Health Science Research

SUPERVISOR'S AGREEMENT

 

The research supervisor agrees to oversee the awardee's work and to provide the material and financial resources required for this research program.

Summer Introductory Program to Health Science Research