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BCMHSUS Research Summer Studentships

We invite research summer studentship applications from students in health-related research areas working to improve the well-being of people at risk of or experiencing mental health or substance use issues.

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What does a studentship involve?

Studentships are research opportunities for students that may include co-op student placements, practicum placements, and other supervised summer student research projects. They help students gain educational, work and professional experience in their particular area of research.

Applications for summer studentships are due mid-March. If you would like additional information or would like to apply, please contact

Who is eligible for student research opportunities?

Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Current undergraduate student or medical student registered at a recognized university.
  • Undergraduate students graduating in spring/summer are eligible to apply for the studentship as long as they are a registered student at application.
  • Your primary supervisor is a BCMHSUS Investigator whose area of research has direct relevance to improving the mental health and well-being of British Columbians.
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or foreign national. Out-of-province and international applicants are welcome to apply, but the proper work/student permit and a Social Insurance Number from Service Canada are required.

Are studentships funded?

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Summer Studentships are funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Salary support is provided (37.5 hour work week) for up to a 12-week period between May and August. The base amount and duration of the award can be supplemented by the supervising BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services investigator at their discretion. Recipients will be full-time in their roles as summer students and cannot hold other jobs or positions that compete with their research time.


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