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 (topics like knowledge translation and 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 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

Feb 5, 2021, 11:59 PM MST

Award Announcement

Mar 12, 2021

Funding Start Date

May 1, 2021

Contact

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

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