RTC Summer Research Program for Undergraduates
@ The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum


Important COVID-19 update:

We regret to inform you that the 2021 Summer Student program is cancelled. If there are any changes, an update will be posted on this website.

Thank you for your ongoing interest in our Research Program. We look forward to restarting the program in Summer 2022.

Updated: December 11, 2020


Program Description: This program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to work throughout the summer in a laboratory at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. Students will work on a project assigned to them by their laboratory supervisor gaining valuable experience and research skills.


Eligibility: Students must have completed, at the minimum, their second undergraduate year of a recognized university science program by May 2022.

Application Procedure: Prospective students must apply ONLINE and submit the following:
  • A resume or curriculum vitae, including permanent and sessional addresses;
  • (ONE cover letter that includes the area(s) of research you are interested in and three (3) investigators whose labs you would prefer to work in - List of Investigators
  • Unofficial transcripts (online transcript printouts are sufficient);
  • The names and contact information of two (2) references (academic preferred)
    * Reference letters are NOT required 
  • Complete applications must be submitted online by midnight February 28, 2020.
  • Only ONE application per person is permitted. All additional applications will be deleted.

*Please submit attachments in PDF only*

Selection Process: The summer student program is extremely competitive. Individual scientists select their own summer students; there is no centralized selection process. Please be aware that acceptances are made on a rolling basis.
The 2022 Application Form will be available on December 1, 2021.
The deadline for completion of the 2022 online application is February 28, 2022.
Conditions of Summer Program: Students will be expected to complete a three (3) month period at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum and work full-time hours (37.5 hours per week). Students will work on a project assigned to them by their laboratory supervisor. In addition, students will be required to summarize their work in the form of a poster presentation at an event near the end of the summer.
*IMPORTANT*: Students who receive an offer must submit a completed Staff Immunization and Surveillance Policy InformationSheet to the RTC (fax: 416-586-8857 or email: no later than 1 week prior to start date.The form must be completed by a physician or the occupational health nurse at your previous employer. Failure to meet this pre-condition to employment will result in a delay in start date.  
Stipend: Students will be paid at an hourly rate of $14.25+ 4% vacation pay.  
Deadline: Completed online applications must be received NO LATER THAN 11:59 pm on February 28, 2022. 
Due to the volume of applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Additional questions can be addressed to Susan Chou by email at:
You will receive an email response within 2-3 business days.


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants applying for external funding opportunities will need to contact funding agencies for individual deadlines; eg. NSERC, CIHR



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