Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health ResearchBone and Joint Institute

Summer Undergraduate Trainees

BJI/CMHR Undergraduate Summer Research Program 

The goals of this program are:

  1. To promote student participation in musculoskeletal health research;
  2. To support student development;
  3. 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.

BJI is committed to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization.  As part of this commitment, we will consider diversity of the awardees to provide opportunities for students within equity-deserving groups (black, indigenous, persons of colour, students that identify as LGBTQ2S+, women, visible minorities, and those with disabilities.

BJI/CMHR Undergraduate Summer Research Program Application Process is now OPEN
Deadline for submission is March 1, 2024 5:00pm



BJI/CMHR summer students will receive a maximum of $4340 from BJI contingent upon a 1:1 match from their supervisor or external sources (i.e. CIHR, NSERC) for a total of $8680 over a 16 week period. 


Students in the BJI/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 BJI Summer Research Symposium. Each individual is instructed to prepare a 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 work with the student they wish to nominate and together submit an application by following the process on the published OWL Site 

On this OWL site you will find the following:

  1. Deadlines and program information
  2. Link to the Online Application Form
  3. Access to upload student transcripts electronically via OWL in the Dropbox tab 


Deadline for application and transcript submission is March 1, 2024 5:00pm 

If you have any questions, please email