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School of Medicine Summer Studentships

A limited number of summer studentships will be available to students in the first and second medical years. Students will be notified regarding the availability of research projects and the deadline for receipt of applications on this website. Awards will be adjudicated by the Awards Committee (Medicine) on the basis of academic achievement and detail and development of the project. Students will be required to arrange a research project with a researcher and submit a proposal of the work to be undertaken for approval by the Awards Committee. 

Please read the Application Process before completing your application.

 

The income from a bequest from Dr. Thomas Michael Brown, MD ‘30, and contributions made by Louise A. Brown in memory of her husband, will be used to support Queen’s University medical students. These full-time summer positions are in a research environment with the possibility of some continuing support throughout the year if the research project so demands. Studentships will ordinarily be in amounts equivalent to those made by the Medical Research Council for summer students. Awards will be made on recommendation of the Awards Committee (Medicine) in consultation with the Associate Dean, Research. Value variable. Research must be performed in Kingston.

This studentship was established in memory of William Samuel Thomas Connell, Meds‘19, by his wife, the late Alma Florence Isabel Connell. This is awarded annually to one or two outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Surgery, enabling them to conduct research or other appropriate activities in Surgery. This studentship helps to prepare students for careers in academic surgery. Eligible students will have demonstrated evidence of excellence in academic and clinical surgical performance at Queen’s University. Award will be made in consultation with the Head, Department of Surgery. Value variable. Research must be performed in Kingston.

From a trust fund established by Mr. Huntley Sinclair in memory of his father, Reverend Robert Sinclair (Queen’s 1888), and his brother, Gordon Sinclair (Queen’s 1924), former Head of the Department of Biochemistry at Queen’s University, a studentship is normally available every other year. If this studentship is available for a particular year, it will appear in the Studentship Booklet for that year. Studentships are awarded to enable medical students to engage in research in Biochemistry throughout the summer. Awards will be made on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Biochemistry and the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education. Research must be performed in Kingston.

This studentship is for students to work on clinical research at Queen's University.  In addition to the awarded studentship amount, the student will receive $2000 for travel to present original work at a national or international meeting. Research must be performed in Kingston.

Under the will of the late Dr. Roy B. Richardson, who died in 1980, this fund was established to provide summer research studentships in memory of Dr. John F. Sparks who served Queen’s University in the Faculty of Medicine from 1907 until his retirement in 1939. Awards will be made on the recommendation of the Awards Committee (Medicine) in consultation with the Associate Dean, Research.

This studentship was established by Doris Noftall, in memory of her sister Ruth Taylor. This studentship is to be awarded to a full-time medical student in the Faculty of Health Sciences on the basis of academic excellence. Awards will be made to enable a medical student(s) to pursue research during the summer toward the discovery of a cure for cancerous and non-cancerous disorders of the brain. Value variable.

Endowed by the Dr. Samuel S. Robinson Charitable Foundation, a studentship is available to a student who has successfully completed the second medical year to engage in summer research and/or clinical experience relevant to Family Medicine. The scholarship will be awarded by the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Family Medicine on the basis of aptitude and interest in the field of Family Medicine. Research must be performed in Kingston.

 

Established to provide financial recognition to first and second year students in the School of Medicine on a summer research studentship.

The Mach-Gaensslen Foundation of Canada honours the lives of Vaclav F. Mach and Dr. Hanni Gaensslen by supporting research related to the fields of cardiology, oncology, and psychiatry. The foundation supports student research at Canadian medical schools.  The grants not only enable students to conduct medical research during their time at university, but also encourage them to make research an ongoing part of their careers. Research is to be performed at Queen's University.

The scholarship will be used to fund a studentship for a Queen’s student enrolled in the School of Medicine in the summer immediately after their first or second year. Under the supervision of a School of Medicine Faculty member, the student will undertake research, clinical work or academic endeavours in medical ethics, including, but not limited to, biopharmaceutical ethics.

Awarded annually to a student in any medical year found by the Dean of Health Sciences to be the most deserving, and such prize shall be for the purpose of assisting such student in research work in Surgery at Queen’s University. Award will be made in consultation with the Head, Department of Surgery. Value variable. Research must be performed in Kingston.

The Dr. Mustafa K. Alkan Memorial Studentship was established with a gift commitment, of $30,000 over 2 years made to the University in June 2020 by Dr. Adeline Colley, M.D. 1959, (“Donor”) in memory of her late husband, Dr. Mustafa K. Alkan.

"When Mustafa attended medical school at the University of Istanbul his family in Cypress was extremely poor. Somehow his tuition and all expenses were covered by an unknown benefactor. He graduated in 1951 and was forever grateful to his anonymous 'friend. The money to fund this studentship comes from a trust set up when he died. This allows him to pay back some of the money he received."

Dr. Adeline Colley

 

This Fund will be administered in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University. Queen's University and the Donor affirm their mutual commitment to the University's obligation to foster an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish with vigilant protection for the rights and freedom of speech, academic freedom, and freedom of research.

Purpose 

The Dr. Mustafa K. Alkan Memorial Studentship was established to provide annual funding for studentships for Queen's students enrolled in the School of Medicine in the summer immediately after their first or second year. Under the supervision of a School of Medicine Faculty member, the student will undertake basic science or clinical research in a specific area of interest.

Fund Guidelines

The following terms and conditions apply to the eligibility and granting of the Studentships:

  1. Recipients must be enrolled as regular full-time students and have completed 1 or 2 years of medical school.
  2. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated interest in an area of medicine, as well as the merits of the proposed research.
  3. Studentships can be undertaken at Queen's, or with approvals, at another site off campus outside of Kingston.
  4. Selection will be made by the School of Medicine Awards Committee (UGME).
  5. One studentship per annum for 5 years. Value: variable, up to $5,000 per summer for studentships in Kingston. Up to $6,000 for studentships outside of Kingston.