Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care | Undergraduate Summer Studentship Competition

The Scientific Office of the Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care, Alberta Health Services, is providing funds for an Undergraduate Summer Studentship Competition. The aim of this opportunity is to faciliate the pursuit of knowledge and build capacity related to its three piority areas:

  • Aging Brain Care
  • Frailty, Resilience, Aging-well: Late-life Transitions (FRAILTI), and
  • Anticipating an Aging Alberta

Funding for up to five well recognized provincial awards wil be available, providing a stipend of $1,500/month per applicant for up to 4 months during Summer 2022 (maximum $6,000 total per applicant). Eligibile applicants should be enolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate program in a health-related discipline. Applicants must be supervised or co-superrvised by a researchers with an academic appointment at an academic instituion in Alberta. The applicant's area of research must be related to priority areas outlined above (see here for more information). Holders of other full-time studentship awards granted by a provincial or national funding body (CIHR, NSERC, SSHC, AI, etc.) are ineligible. Successful award recipients cannot accept more than one Summer Studenship, regardless of the funding source. They cannot be attending school or be employwed in another full-time position at the same time as eceiving the award. The funding is intended as a student stipend and is not designed to fund th research project or research activities. No university overhead costs can be deducted from the funds.

Applications are to be submitted electronically to Dr. Heather Hanson, Assistnat Scientific Director, Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care (, who will coordinate the competition. Applications must be submitted using a standardized application; incomplete or late forms will not be considered. Please submit your application as a single pdf package. The deadline for submissions is 4PM on Friday, February 11, 2022.

Applications will  be reviewed by a panel. The assesement criteria will include:

  1. The quality of the research proposal,
  2. Distinctive contribution to, and likely impact on, seniors' health and healthcare,
  3. The quality of the rersearch/traning/supervisory environment, and
  4. Student's academic record

Formal letters of notification will be sent ot applicants and their supervisors. The offer of award letters will include the terms and conditions of the award and the reporrting requirements.

Any questions regarding this competition should be directed to Dr. Heather Hanson, Assistant Scientific Director, Provincial Seniors Heath and Continuing Care (

Application Form

Agency Name: 
Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care, Alberta Health Services
Contact Name: 
Dr. Heather Hanson
Grant Amount: 
$1,500/mo for 4 months
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Friday, February 11, 2022
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Grant Area: 
Grant Eligibility: