2020 Summer Studentships in Allergy and Immunology Research / Bourses d’été de stagiaire de recherche en allergie et immunologie 2020
CSACI is pleased to announce a competition for Summer Studentships in the area of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.
The goals of the CSACI summer studentships are to enable undergraduate trainees and medical students to become familiar with the field of Clinical Immunology and Allergy to facilitate interest to pursue further training in this area. The goals of the Society are to support research efforts in the following diseases: asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, chronic urticaria, food allergy, anaphylaxis, immunodeficiency and other immunological diseases. Studies relevant to any of these conditions covering any of the four pillars of CIHR research are eligible for funding.
Awards (number of awards to be determined) will be given for the summer of 2020.
DETAILS OF THE AWARD
Eligibility: Trainees enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program or in the 1st or 2nd year towards a medical degree at a Canadian University are eligible for the award.
Research must be undertaken at a Canadian University or Institute. Supervisors must have an academic appointment at a Canadian University or Institute and be CSACI members in good standing.
Depending on the volume of submissions the Committee will aim to limit the awards to no more than one per University.
Duration: The studentship will be for a term of six weeks to four months for the period May-August 2020, non-renewable.
Financial support: A maximum of six (6) awards will be given depending on the number and quality of the applications. Each award will have a value of $3500-$6000. The award will be dependent on the duration of the studentship. Availability of matching funds to bring the award up to $2000/month is encouraged. If the awardee is successful in obtaining other awards totalling more or equal to $2,000/month, this award may be reduced accordingly.
Applications will be screened by CSACI Head Office for completeness and eligibility. Complete, eligible applications will then be subject to peer review by a committee appointed by CSACI, which will rank and recommend applicants for a final decision by the CSACI Board. The awards are to be distributed throughout Canada and there should not be more than 2 awards in any University.
The quality of the trainee, the research project and the training environment will be considered by the Committee that will adjudicate the Award. More specifically, points considered in the assessment of an application are as follows:
- Quality and clarity of the proposed research project and the potential to increase research capacity in the area of Clinical Immunology and Allergy research;
- Appropriateness of the proposed research or training project to further the applicant’s research career;
- Academic and other achievements of the applicant including transcripts, publications and contributions to published work, presentations at local and national meetings, and past experiences;
- Supervisor qualifications as a mentor and strength of training environment including publications, grant support, number of trainees supervised etc.; and
- Sponsor assessments and strength of references.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
The successful applicant will be expected to present the results of the work undertaken under this award at a future CSACI annual scientific meeting.
Awardees must acknowledge the assistance given by CSACI in any publication or presentation that is the result of work done under this award.
TERMINATION OF THE AWARD
This Award may be terminated at any time with 30 days written notice for good and sufficient reason by the Awardee, the host University or CSACI. If terminated, all unspent funds as at the termination date must be returned immediately to CSACI.
A completed application (download form below) form must be accompanied by the following attachments:
- Research Proposal
- Applicant’s CV, including any applicable publications (e.g., abstracts, posters)
- Supervisor’s CV (short version)
- Official transcripts of all years of undergraduate study (including GPA) – to be sent via email
- Letter of support from Supervisor, which includes confirmation of matching funding, if obtained
- One additional professional/academic based reference letter (in addition to supervisor’s letter)
The maximum length of the project proposal is one page (350 words) and must include the following:
- Introduction to proposed research project and focus
- Project objectives (maximum two)
- Selected research methodology and its appropriateness
- Anticipated research outcomes clearly defining what will be achieved through the research award.
ALL COMPLETED FORMS MUST BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY IN ONE CONSOLIDATED PDF FILE TO CSACI.
Please download, fill out and attached the forms below to your final form submission below
by April 3, 2020
For questions regarding the completion of the application and the peer review process, please contact Louise Tremblay at the CSACI Head Office at (613) 986-5869 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: April 3, 2020
Adjudication: Early May 2020
Notification: May 8, 2020
Start date: May 15, 2020