Undergraduate Grant Criteria

The Branch Out Foundation Undergraduate Grant is a summer research studentship opportunity for NeuroCAM studies at partnering Universities. Students selected for funding will be awarded a $7000 salary for the May-August period, with the student's academic supervisor contributing 40% of the salary value (i.e. $2800). Thanks to a generous donor, the academic supervisor contribution is waived for students applying from the University of Toronto.

In addition to the research experience, this grant will also give the student:

  • Access to training webinars from Branch Out on topics ranging from knowledge translation to entrepreneurship
  • The opportunity to present their research at Branch Out community events (e.g. Your Brain on Art)

Eligibility for Undergraduate Summer Studentship Grant

  • Research must be in the area of NeuroCAM
  • Applicants are required to identify a supervisor/mentor (an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) from an accredited university for the project who will guide and review the student’s activities
  • Applicants can be Canadian or international students working on their project at Universities in Alberta, Saskatchewan or at the University of Victoria, BC, or the University of Toronto, ON
  • Applicants must be registered in an undergraduate degree program at the time when they submit their application, or have recently completed one and not started any graduate work
  • If the research work requires either human or animal ethics clearance, evidence of that clearance must be sent to Branch Out before studentship funds will be released
  • Applicants must supply copies of unofficial transcripts and have two academic references submit a reference survey on his or her behalf by the grant application deadline. The project supervisor must be one of the references


Application Questions PDF

Application Form Link


Application Deadline

January 14, 2022, 11:59 PM MST

Award Announcement

March 12, 2022

Funding Start Date

May 1, 2022


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Ty McKinney, Research Director, at [email protected]