Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health ResearchBone and Joint Institute

Summer Undergraduate Trainees

CMHR Undergraduate Summer Program 

The goals of this program are:

  1. To promote student participation in musculoskeletal research;
  2. To have students participate in lunch and learn sessions offered every other week;
  3. To have students present their results at a summer research symposium;
  4. To contribute to publications in peer-reviewed journals, and;
  5. To encourage students to consider further careers in musculoskeletal health research.


While not required, priority will be given to projects that include a transdisciplinary aspect in the proposed research.

The deadline for 2021 awards has passed, however if you are a student working in MSK this summer
click here to join the CMHR Summer School Program.


CMHR summer students will receive a maximum of $3000 from CMHR contingent upon a 50:50 match from their supervisor or external sources (i.e. CIHR, NSERC) for a total of $6000 over 14 weeks. ($3000 provided by CMHR, $3000 provided externally)

Summer student applicants are encouraged to also apply for external funding from agencies such as CIHR & NSERC where eligible. Supervisors should note that external awards can be matched with the CMHR Awards for stipend support.


Students in the CMHR Summer Research Program are required to participate in regular meetings over the summer to discuss their projects. In addition, students must participate in Lunch & Learn Sessions provided over the course of the summer as well as prepare and present a power point slide show at the CMHR Summer Research Symposium. Each individual is instructed to prepare an 8-10 min presentation for the group regarding their project and the results of their summer research project.  The focus is on the transdisciplinary aspects of the project and results.

Application and Deadline

Bone and Joint Institute members are invited to submit an application with the student they wish to nominate using the online form

  1. Please submit completed online form here: Application Deadline has passed.
  2. then upload student transcripts electronically via OWL using the following link: Files can be submitted under the "DropBox" tab.


Deadline for applications is on March 29, 2021.


If you have any questions, please send an email to