This unique, 15-week summer program provides you with the chance to work alongside world-renowned biomedical researchers and gain experience in professional laboratories and facilities in the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS) at McGill University, or an affiliate research centre.


Who is this for?

Are you an undergraduate student interested in biomedical research? The McGill Biomedical Research Accelerator (MBRA) award is designed for students in the penultimate (second to last) year of their undergraduate degree who hold an interest in the field of biomedical research. The program gives you the opportunity to discover your interests in biomedical science while providing you with lab techniques, collaborative research, and opportunities for cross-discipline learning.


What would I do?

The interdisciplinary and innovative research project themes include:

  • Chemical and structural biology
  • Quantitative life sciences
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Cancer biology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Genomic medicine
  • Targeted therapies and diagnostics
  • Bioengineering and technology


Program Highlights

  • Paid summer research internship in a laboratory affiliated with the School of Biomedical Sciences at McGill University
  • Orientation and training sessions
  • Weekly scientific and career development sessions
  • Summer Research Symposium


Program Details

  • 15-week paid internship from May to August.
  • Value of the award: $7,500 
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