Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

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Research Opportunities

  • Summer Undergraduate Student Research Programs

    A number of summer undergraduate student research opportunities are available every year at Bloomberg Nursing, which are funded by the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing 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 Bloomberg Nursing. 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.


    Each applicant may submit only ONE application for this program. To be eligible:

    • Applicants must be enrolled in the first year of their BScN at Bloomberg Nursing.
    • 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

    Applicants must submit the following to

    • The application cover sheet
    • A one-page description, which must include the following:
      • Area of research interest/faculty member
      • Research experience
      • Other related skills (e.g., computer software, statistics, publications, etc.)
    • A current curriculum vitae
    • An official academic record of GPA (current ACORN print-out/screenshot is acceptable)

    The 2020 competition is now closed. The next competition will open in winter 2021. For information about the program, please contact

  • Bertha Rosenstadt Doctoral Research Dissertation Grants Program

    Bloomberg Nursing provides a biannual 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 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 dissertation grant throughout their program.

    Application Requirements

    Funding Available Up to four awards will be provided, each valued at $1,000. Two awards will be made in the fall competition and two in the spring competition. Eligibility Graduate students may apply for this award provided:

    • They are registered in the doctoral degree program at Bloomberg Nursing;
    • They are in good standing in that program;
    • They have completed all course requirements for the degree;
    • The dissertation proposal has been successfully defended;
    • They are at the data collection phase of the dissertation;
    • They are no higher than year 4 of the program;
    • They have not received any other funding to support these specific dissertation activities – including the SGS Doctoral Completion Award;
    • They have submitted a Research Ethics Board application for their study.

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

    Evaluation Applications will be evaluated on financial need and merit.

    • Need: Including but not limited to, the statement of need, clarity and appropriateness of the budget and its justification, supervisor’s comments on the budget, and statement of all funding received (including scholarships, funding package, and other awards)
    • Merit: Accomplishments during the PhD, including publications, presentations and awards (submitted and/or granted), supervisor recommendation, contribution to faculty, professional activities, other contributions; and clarity of the proposal

    Application Procedure

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

    • Application form
      • Cover page
      • Rationale describing the student’s needs for funding (one page maximum)
      • A detailed budget for the expenses (one page maximum; use the table provided in the application form as a template);
      • A detailed statement of funding received from other sources (one page maximum; use the table provided in the application form as a template);
      • Research abstract (3500 characters with spaces);
      • A statement from the student’s supervisor, addressing: the significance of the project (scholarship), academic progress to date (thesis and/or course week, awards applied for/received), productivity, financial need, and exceptional circumstances (one page maximum)
    • Current CV
    • Record of Grades (ACORN or QUERCUS screenshot acceptable)
    • REB approval or proof of REB submission (e.g., screenshot from MRHP of submitted folder or status history)

    Eligible Expenses:

    • Photocopying
    • Postage
    • Travel or parking related to study data collection
    • Incidental dissertation research expenses – small equipment, recorders, software, transcription, data entry, software licenses, participant compensation
    • Licensing fees for questionnaires

    Note: NVivo licenses are available at no cost to registered students.

    Ineligible Expenses:

    • Travel to conferences and meetings
    • Knowledge dissemination costs

    Personnel costs are not normally covered by this award.

    Grant Administration Process:

    The doctoral research dissertation grants program will be administered through the Office of Research & External Relations, LSBFON, using the grant administration guidelines of the federal granting agencies in Canada (

    The Fall 2020 competition is now closed. The next competition will open in winter 2021. For further information, please contact

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