Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Research Opportunities

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  • Summer Undergradute Student Research Programs

    A number of summer undergraduate student research opportunities are available every year at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing (LSBFON), which are funded by the university’s Life Sciences Committee, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Bertha Rosenstadt Health Research Fund.

    The objective of these programs is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity of working on research projects and undertaking research activities under the supervision of a researcher at the LSBFON. Undergraduate students will acquire experience about the research process and be able to explore their research interests in this program. Students are notified in the winter term of the application dates each year.


    Eligibility

    Summer undergraduate student research opportunities are provided for period of 12 weeks, normally starting in mid-June of each year. A stipend (amount determined annually) will be provided during the 12-week period. Each applicant may submit only ONE application for this program.

    To be eligible:

    • Applicants must be enrolled in the undergraduate program at the LSBFON, University of Toronto, in the first year of undergraduate studies.
    • Applicants who have completed their undergraduate program are not eligible.
    • Applicants should have a minimum grade point average of A- (3.7) to be eligible.

    Application Procedure

    • The application cover sheet.
    • A one-page description, which must include the following:
      • Area of research interest/faculty member
      • Past experience as a research assistant
      • Other related skills (e.g., computer, statistics, etc.)
    • A current curriculum vitae (no longer than two pages in length)
    • An official academic records of the final GPA (current ROSI print out acceptable)

    To Apply:

    The application process for the summer 2014 is now closed. Thank you to all who applied. The 2015 competition deadline dates will be announced in early 2015. For more information, please contact: research.nursing@utoronto.ca.

  • Bertha Rosenstadt Doctoral Research Dissertation Grants Program

    The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto (LSBFON) provides an annual funding opportunity designed to assist eligible doctoral students through the doctoral research dissertation grant program. This program supports research undertaken as part of the academic program to qualify for a doctorate at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. The LSBFON dissertation award supports dissertation research costs for students in good standing in the program, who are making timely progress towards their degrees. Students may receive only one LSBFON dissertation grant throughout their program. The 2014-2015 competition is now open; the deadline is October 17, 2014, 4 pm. Applications can be obtained from the Research Office (research.nursing@utoronto.ca).

    Application Requirements

    Funding Available
    Determined on an annual basis, in the fall term.

    Eligibility
    Graduate students may apply for this award provided:

    • They are registered in the doctoral degree program at the LSBFON
    • They are in good-standing in that program
    • They have completed all course requirements for the degree
    • They are in the research and/or writing phases of the dissertation
    • The dissertation proposal has been successfully defended
    • They have not received any other funding to support these dissertation activities

    Application Review Process
    All applications will be reviewed by the Research Committee of the LSBFON.


    Application Procedure

    Doctoral students wishing to apply should submit one copy of the following materials:

    • A letter explaining the student’s needs for funding (one page)
    • A detailed budget for the expenses (1/2 to one page)
    • A statement of the current status of dissertation research and writing (1/2 page)
    • The dissertation abstract (one page)
    • The student’s current CV, including a list of conference presentations and publications (maximum three pages)
    • A declaration of previous doctoral awards addressing any overlap (1/2 to one page);
    • A statement from the student’s supervisor, supporting this request for funding and commenting on the dissertation project and its contribution to the field of scholarship

    Eligible Expenses:

    • Photocopying
    • Postage
    • Travel or parking related to study data collection
    • Incidental research expenses

    Ineligible Expenses:

    • Travel to conferences and meetings

    Contact:
    For further information, please contact research.nursing@utoronto.ca.

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