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 Thomas M. and Louise A. Brown Research Studentship (back to top)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.

William Samuel Thomas Connell Memorial Studentship (back to top)
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.

The John Franklin Kidd Studentship (back to top)

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 Robert and Gordon Sinclair Memorial Studentships (back to top)
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.

The McLaughlin Studentship (back to top)
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.

The John F. Sparks Memorial Fund Studentship (back to top)
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.

The Ruth Taylor Research Fund Studentship (back to top)
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.

The Dr. S. S. Robinson Summer Studentship in Family Medicine (back to top)
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.


The Great-West Life School of Medicine Studentship (back to top)
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 (back to top)
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.

Russell Williams Studentship in Medical Ethics (back to top)
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.