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BioCanRx Indigenous Student Summer Internship Program

Opportunity NameIndigenous Student Summer Internship Program
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration14 weeks (May to August 2024)
Application due to FSc RO at for full review02-02-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review02-09-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review02-14-2024
Application due at agency 02-16-2024

The goal of the BioCanRx Indigenous Student Summer Internship Program is to provide Indigenous undergraduate university or college students with meaningful hands-on research or policy experience in the area of cancer. This is accomplished through internships with research groups at post-secondary institutions across Canada.

Although BioCanRx’s mandate focuses on cancer immunotherapy and biotherapeutics, the BioCanRx Indigenous Student Summer Internship is open to any cancer-related research or policy-related work including that with an Indigenous-oriented framework, such as Indigenous traditional knowledge. An additional intent of this program is to promote and strengthen Indigenous students’ participation in cancer research and policy and careers by providing networking, mentorship, and hands-on, practical experience opportunities.


Applicants must be working towards their undergraduate degree at a Canadian university/college, have completed at least two semesters, and be in good academic standing. Awardees cannot be enrolled in a graduate program at any point while holding this award.

Summer students cannot simultaneously receive award-based funding from any of the tri-council research agencies (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC) while receiving a stipend from BioCanRx.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at