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Summer Research Scholarships for Dental Students - 2013

APPROXIMATELY 8 RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS are available to support basic science or clinical research projects carried out in the summer by McGill undergraduate dental students currently in Dent-P, Dent I or Dent II. Preference will be given to those in the early stages of their training, and to those who rank in the top 20% of their class. To qualify for this award, the research work must be completed under the supervision of a full-time or a part-time academic staff member of McGill University, preferably associated with the Faculty of Dentistry.

Students wishing to participate in this program must submit an application. All McGill undergraduate summer research dental students (including Dent-P) will make mandatory poster presentations at the Table Clinics Event (typically held in February) and original research (not literature reviews) will be judged there for the Hinman Prize which covers expenses to attend and present their work at the Hinman Student Research Symposium held in Memphis, Tennessee, USA in October. Students will also also be invited and encouraged to present the same poster at the Faculty’s annual Research Day held typically held in March.

PERIOD OF RESEARCH:

8 weeks (thus, generally targeted to Dent-P, 1st and 2nd yr students where this 8-wk period of time is available).

STUDENT STIPEND:

To be determined (approx. $1,300 per mo.)

APPLICATION:

The Summer Research Scholarship Application form is included here. Send the completed and signed forms, to:

Ms. Marlene Balena
Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Bldg.
3640 University Street, Rm. M27
Montreal, QC H3A 2B2
Phone: 398-7203 ext.00801
Email: marlene [dot] balena [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Marlene Balena)

DEADLINE:

Please return the completed applications to Ms. Balena no later than March 1st.

NOTE:

Should there be more applicants than positions we can fund, submissions will be evaluated competitively and ranked. Applicants will be informed of the decision a few weeks after the submission deadline.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING APPLICATION FORM FOR SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

  1. Locate a Professor willing to serve as your research supervisor for the summer, perhaps initially after reviewing their research interests at our website at: http://www.mcgill.ca/dentistry/research/ There are no restrictions concerning the nature of the research to be carried out or the site where it is to be done but the supervisor should be a full-time or part-time staff member of McGill University, preferably affiliated with the Faculty of Dentistry.
  2.   In early January, discuss with the professor projects that could be done over 8 weeks of the summer.  After you have identified and agreed upon a research area with your supervisor, fill out the Summer Research Scholarship Application form with an appropriate title and brief description of proposed research, and sign and date the application you will also need to get the signature of your supervisor.
  3.   A second page may be added describing any additional information about yourself or the proposed research project that you feel would be of interest in the evaluation of your application.  Please let us know if you have had any previous research experience, if you have been an author or co-author on any published abstracts and/or scientific papers, etc.
  4.  Return the completed and signed Summer Research Scholarship Application form by March 1st to:

Ms. Marlene Balena
Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Bldg.
3640 University Street, Rm. M27
Montreal, QC H3A 2B2
Phone: 398-7203 ext.00801
Email: marlene [dot] balena [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Marlene Balena)