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CCORT is funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research

CANHEART is funded by a CIHR Team Grant in Chronic Disease Risk & Intervention Strategies

CCORT Summer Studentship Award 

Undergraduate health sciences students, medical students and students enrolled in course-based (i.e. not research-based) graduate programs are invited to submit proposals for summer research projects with a CCORT investigator.  Students who will be graduating from their programs prior to the commencement of the summer research term must indicate they have applied for an academic program to start the following September.  Please note that funding will be released on the condition that students provide CCORT with written notice of verification of enrollment in the intended university program.

Interested students are encouraged to directly contact a CCORT investigator to develop a research project.  Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a CCORT-related research project for 3 months during the summer, beginning June 01, 2010.  This start date is flexible and can be changed with the agreement of the supervisor and student.  Students who have received CCORT funding for 2 years are not eligible to re-apply.

Students will be paid in accordance with the CIHR recommended level of summer student bursaries for a 3-month duration over the summer.

Application Requirements:

  • Student’s CV

  • Letter from student explaining research interests and how the research project will enhance their academic training

  • 1 page description of student’s proposed research project

  • Letter of support from proposed CCORT investigator supervisor

  • 2 Letters of support from university faculty members (not a CCORT investigator) familiar with student

Please send application package to:

Michael Smoughton
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
G1 06, 2075 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
M4N 3M5
Telephone: 416-480-4055 ext. 3119
Fax: 416-480-6048
E-mail:
michael.smoughton@ices.on.ca

CCORT received the funds to support this student training initiative from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Team grant program.