Rosenstadt Research Development Program

The Rosenstadt Research Development Program at Bloomberg Nursing is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate (MN) nursing students to be exposed to nursing research during the academic year – and be paid for it. The program is linked with the University of Toronto’s work-study program.


Nursing students are embedded within a faculty member’s program of research from September to March and participate in formalized research development sessions. Attendance at all sessions earns students a certificate of Completion to add to their Learning Portfolio. Sessiosn are held in-personand/or virtually overl unch and are considered paid time. This is a part-time research opportunity: accepted students work roughly 10-12 hours per week over the program duration.

Planned research development sessions*:

*Topics may vary year to year

Student Eligibility: The student must be enrolled for the fall and winter term in either the BScN Program (Year One or Two), or the Master of Nursing Program. PhD students are not eligible for the RDDP. The student must be enrolled in at least a 40% course load continuously from September to April, totalling at least 2.0 credits (minimum would be 0.5 credits in one session and 1.5 credits in the other). International undergraduate and graduate students studying on a full-time basis continuously from September to April, subject to federal government requirements (see Government of Canada website for rules and regulations) are eligible. Students may only accept one position.

Sessional Dates

The 2023-2024 program is now closed for applications. The next program will launch in summer 2024. Positions will be posted here in mid-August 2024; students may apply from mid-August to mid-September. Start date is early September and positions end March 31. (Dates approximate.) Faculty members review postings and hire students on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the University of Toronto’s Work Study Program ( Log into this portal and search for the position number(s) you are interested in (see below for position numbers, next to faculty members’ names). Submit your application.  Applications sent to the research office or to individual faculty members will not be accepted.

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What did our students say about the program?

“Being a part of the Rosenstadt Research Development Program was a wonderful experience and I would encourage all students to apply. The program allowed me to gain tangible research skills, such as conducting effective literature reviews as well as explore new topics in nursing and my career directions. The program challenged me to think about problems differently and I found myself applying these skills in course work, practice, and beyond.” Larkin Davenport Huyer, BScN Student

Positions available:

No positions available; the program will launch again in summer 2024.