2019 IRIC Next Generation Awards


Are you interested in the courses on cancer and immunology in your training program so that you do not mind studying all night long?

Biomedical research interests you and you wish to have a first immersion in the field; 

Or, you already have a laboratory experience and want to learn more about cancer and immunology?

Are you looking for a dynamic and stimulating internship in an innovative research institute whose mission is to have a significant impact on the fight against cancer


The 2019 IRIC Next Generation program is looking for a bachelor student like you! This program will give you an opportunity to receive a competitive scholarship and a research position in a laboratory of the Insitute for Research in Immunology and Cancer in the summer 2019.


Click here to download the 2019 brochure

Competition starting date

October 29th, 2018

Application deadline

January 25th, 2019 5:00PM EST

Internship length

12 to 16 weeks (35 hours / week)

The internship start and end dates will be decided between the awardees and their supervisor.

Value of awards

$4,250 for a 12-week internship

$5,670 for a 16-week internship

Awards are valid for summer 2019 and cannot be cumulated with other awards.

Research projects

Many innovative research projects exploring different aspects of cancer are offered:

  • Cell Signaling & Protein Dynamics
  • Cell Division & Migration
  • Immunology & Hematopoiesis
  • Genomics & Epigenetics
  • Chemical & Structural Biology
  • Targeted Therapies & Diagnostics
  • Computational Analysis & Modeling

Click here to view the complete list of projects available for Summer 2019. This link was updated on October 31st, 2018.

You must select three projects within this list and indicate your selection in the space provided on the application form. You must also describe the reasons behind your selection of projects in the letter of intent included in your application package.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the 2019 IRIC Next Generation Awards, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in cancer research and in pursuing graduate studies in the field of biomedical research;
  • Be enrolled full-time at the deadline application date in an undergraduate program in a field related to life sciences or biomedical research;
  • Have completed at least one year of an undergraduate program in a field related to life sciences or biomedical research when the internship starts (May-June);
  • Have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.3 (70 %, B, or the equivalent);
  • Never have received an IRIC Next Generation Award.

Application guidelines

To be considered complete, an application package must contain the following documents:

  • Your updated profile on the IRIC Academic Affairs portal;
  • A letter of intent describing 1) your academic background and past research experiences, 2) your interest for cancer research and for pursuing graduate studies, 3) your academic and career goals, 4) how will this internship benefit you on a personal, academic and professional level, 5) the names of the principal investigators offering the three internship projects that you have selected and the reasons behind this selection;
  • A transcript of your complete university-level academic record to date (scanned unofficial documents accepted);
  • Your resume;
  • Optional document: A letter of recommendation from a professor or other who can attest to the quality and strength of your academic achievement including, if applicable, any research experience you may have. This letter must be emailed to us directly by your referee at bourses@iric.ca.

→ Submit Your Application ←

Evaluation of applications

Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of IRIC principal investigators.

The evaluation will based on the following criteria:

  • Interest for cancer research;
  • Desire to pursue graduate studies in a discipline related to biomedical research;
  • Quality of the letter of intent;
  • Quality of the academic record.

Knowledge of French will not be taken into account when evaluating applications.

If your application is accepted by the selection committee, it will be sent to IRIC researchers. The researchers will then select the candidates they would like to meet in an interview (in person, by telephone or by internet).

Results will be communicated in March 2019.


Transportation and accommodations

The IRIC Next Generation Internship Awards program does not cover travel and accommodation expenses incurred by students during their internship at the IRIC. However, the Université de Montréal Residences offer safe and affordable housing for summer students. For more information, visit www.residences-etu.ca.


For more information

IRIC – Université de Montréal
Office of Academic Affairs
P.O. Box 6128, Downtown Station
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7, Canada

Email: bourses@iric.ca

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