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Undergraduate Summer Research Program
at The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

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 2024.

Application Procedure: Prospective students must apply ONLINE and submit the following:

- Resume or CV

- Cover Letter that includes the area(s) of research you are interested in

- Unofficial transcript (online printout/screenshot is sufficient)

- Names and contact information of two (2) references (academic preferred)


  • Deadline: March 8, 2024

Only ONE application per person is permitted. All additional applications will be deleted.

Due to the volume of applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • 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 2024 Application form will be available on December 11, 2023. 



Conditions of Summer Program: Students will be expected to complete a three (3) month period at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute 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.

Stipend: Students will be paid at an hourly rate of $16.55 + 4% vacation pay.  



Additional questions can be addressed to Susan Chou by email at:

You can expect to receive an email response within 2-3 business days.