2022 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 Summer Student Awards (SSA) 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).

About the 2022 competition

Funding: Funding of up to $5,000 per student was available, with at least 100% in guaranteed matching funds required from the student’s supervisor. Both are to be paid as student salary and benefits only. In New Brunswick, the competition was presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), with students from New Brunswick (NB) being funded under the terms of the collaboration, with NBHRF as the matching fund partner for NB applicants.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students were eligible to apply if they were 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 have been in good academic standing with their universities. Students from any discipline were 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:

Full Applications were due Friday, March 25, 2022 at noon ET

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

2022 SSA Full Application Package elements are: Application Form, Learning Plan, CV/Resume, Endorsement from proposed supervisor, and transcripts.