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Opportunity for undergraduate students

2017 Summer Student Awards

The CFN Summer Student Awards provide undergraduate students with valuable research experience, while developing their knowledge of the opportunities and challenges in caring for an aging population.

Preference is given to applicants that demonstrate current or prior personal or professional interest in aging and/or frailty through pursuing aging-related courses or specializations, or relevant work, community service or leadership experience.

Meet the 2017 Summer Student Award recipients!


About the 2017 competition

Funding of up to $4,000 each was available, with at least 100% in guaranteed matching funds required from the student's supervisor. Both must be paid as student salary and benefits only.  

Undergraduate students are eligible to apply if they are currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program at an eligible Canadian university at the time of application. Applicants must have completed all of the course requirements of at least the first year of study in their programs (two academic terms), and must be in good academic standing with their universities.

Students from any discipline are encouraged to apply, so long as their proposed summer activities align with the strategic priorities of CFN related to improving healthcare for older Canadians living with frailty.


A Pre-Application Indication of Intent was required for this competition by 12 noon ET on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Applications were due Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by 12 noon ET, and are not considered unless an indication of intent to apply was received electronically using the online form by the deadline.

Documents to used in competition:

Eligibility and requirements were outlined in the Program Guidelines. Applicants were advised to consult the Application Instructions before applying.

2017 Application Package elements:

  1. Application form
  2. Learning plan
  3. Student's CV/resume
  4. Endorsement from proposed supervisor
  5. Transcripts