Summer School Awards

Terms of Award

These awards have a value of $5,000 for a full 12-week period.
*No payment will be approved for any vacation leave taken during tenure of the award.
3 months

To be eligible applicants must:

  • be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada from any Canadian Province but studying in a University outside the Montreal area;
  • be registered (at the time of application), in a bachelor's degree at a Canadian University;
  • have a cumulative average of at least B+ or 3.5 grade point average

To hold an award, applicants must:

  • have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of university study (or two academic terms) of a bachelor's degree;
  • have been registered in the term immediately before holding the award in a bachelor's degree program at an eligible university
  • not┬áhave started a program of graduate studies

Applicants are not eligible if they:

  • are currently enrolled in an undergraduate professional degree program in the health sciences (e.g., MD, DDS); or
  • hold a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree

These awards are meant to stimulate interest and raise awareness in research in neuroinflammation being done at our CIHR Neuroinflammation Training Program in Montreal.

Our Training Program includes 16 laboratories in 3 Universities in the Montreal area. They include McGill University, Universite de Montreal and the Universite du Quebec (Institut Armand Frappier). Go to the "Faculty" link to see what types of research are being done in the various participating laboratories.

These awards are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in fields related to neuroinflammation.

Travel allowance

Successful applicants may qualify for a travel allowance based on the economy airfare between Montreal and the Canadian city where you are located. Please note that travel allowances are taxable.

Travel costs will be paid only if the actual period of tenure is a minimum of 12 weeks.

Allowance will also include cost of ground transportation to and from your residence and your point of departure (e.g., airport, train station, bus station). Original receipts must be provided to the university.

Travel claims must be submitted no more than one month after the completion of the SSRAN work term.