O'Brien Centre Summer Studentships (OCSS)

The O'Brien Centre Summer Studentship (OCSS) encourage BHSc students to gain experience in a health research setting. 

Eligibility

BHSc students may only hold one summer studentship award per year.

Students may not earn course credit for research conducted with summer studentship funding.

BHSc students on academic probation are ineligible.

Term of Award

The award may be held for a minimum of two (2) months, and a maximum of four (4) months during the period of May to August.

Funding Amounts

OCSS awards provide a stipend of $1,500 per month for a maximum of four (4) months to eligible BHSc students. 


Undergraduate Summer Studentship Funding - 2020

A single application will be used for Alberta InnovatesPUREAlberta Cancer Foundation, Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Alberta Transplant Institute, Libin Cardiovascular Health Research Award, Diane Laflamme-McCauley Award for Cancer Research and the O'Brien Centre Summer Studentships

Deadlines

Award eligibility is automatically determined at application, based on your qualifications.  Applicants will be considered for all awards for which they meet the criteria; however, only ONE (1) offer of award will be made to successful applicants.

University of Calgary supervisors are now limited to supporting only TWO (2) applications through this consolidated system. However, this limit does not apply for NSERC USRA or external organizations that do not use the consolidated application portal. 


Recipients of the OCSS award are required to provide a research poster highlighting their research project (due to the BHSc office no later than August 31, 2020). 

The poster must be compiled in PowerPoint, be 3'x4' in either landscape or portrait setting and the font size should not be smaller than 24pt. Please be sure to acknowledge the support of your OCSS award by including a BHSc logo (provided to all recipients during the summer) on your poster. It is stronger recommended that students use the official University of Calgary poster template for preparing their poster.

Posters should be e-mailed to Jennifer Logan.