2019 Summer Student Awards

A crucial part of Canadian Frailty Network’s mandate is to develop the next generation of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) – the scientists and teachers, clinicians, and health and social services professionals that will improve care for older adults living with frailty. CFN’s Training Program offers undergraduate students an experiential program in partnership with member institutions and partners across the country. In New Brunswick, the competition is presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF).

Only those who submitted a pre-application Intent to Apply by the deadline of November 13, 2018 and received a CFN file number are eligible to submit a full application package by the deadline of December 11, 2018 by 12 noon ET. If you are eligible to submit a full application, please review the Program Guidelines outlining eligibility and requirements, and the Application Instructions before submitting.

About the 2019 competition

Funding: Funding of up to $4,000 each is 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. In New Brunswick, the competition is presented in collaboration with the NBHRF, with up to two students from the province funded under the terms of the collaboration, with NBHRF as the matching fund partner for NB applicants.

NEW:  ATTENTION McMASTER TRAINEES: If you are hoping to apply but do not have a source of matching funds, please submit your application anyway.  Arrangements have been made by the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) that McMaster applicants who are highly ranked and aligned with the missions of CFN and MIRA, but do not have a source of matching funds, will be automatically considered for matching funds from MIRA. Ideally applicants have alternative sources of matching funds because the MIRA funds are limited and not all applicants may be supported, however, MIRA encourages you to apply even without matching funds so that as many McMaster trainees as possible may benefit from this opportunity.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students are eligible if they are 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 aligned with the strategic priorities of CFN related to improving care for older Canadians living with frailty.

Competition Requirements: Only students who submit a Pre-Application Intent to Apply by the deadline (November 13, 2018) are eligible to submit a full application package (due December 11, 2018).

2019 Full Application Package elements are: Application FormLearning Plan, CV/Resume, Endorsement from proposed supervisor, and university transcripts.