ATI Undergraduate Summer Student Award - U of A

The Alberta Transplant Institute is excited to announce the launching of the 2018 ATI Undergraduate Summer Studentship Award.

There will be up to 5 awards of $1,500/month, for 3-4 months, to be held May-August 2018.

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate students registered in a recognized degree program at the University of Alberta.
Projects must be related to solid organ or cell transplantation, supervised by an ATI member, and carried out at the University of Alberta. Supervisors must have all necessary ethics approvals in place by the time the project begins.

Restrictions

Students who receive an ATI Summer Studentship Award must not hold a summer award from any other source in the year of the award, but are not restricted from applying for multiple awards (e.g., WCHRI, AIHS, ADI, etc.). The student and/or supervisor are responsible for informing the ATI if another summer student award is received for the project. Students who decline the ATI award because of receiving a different award from another source can re-apply for the ATI Summer Studentship Award in future years, provided they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

How to Apply at the University of Alberta

Students applying for the 2018 ATI Undergraduate Summer Student Award will apply for the AIHS Summer Studentship Program (deadline Feb. 5, 2018), and indicate that they are also applying for the ATI Undergraduate Summer Studentship Award. Applications will be evaluated by the AIHS review panel following their established adjudication criteria, and will share the adjudication results for students applying for the ATI award with the leadership team at the ATI.

Read about the 2017 ATI Undergraduate Summer Studentship recipients' experiences last summer here.

Download the terms of reference for the 2018 ATI Undergraduate Summer Studentship Award (UofA) here.

 



Announcing the 2017 ATI Undergraduate Summer Studentship Award Recipients at the U of A

Donald Grynoch (Supervisor: Dr. Jutta Preiksaitis). Project title: "Evaluation of the impact of HLA matching on cytomegalovirus (CMV) transmission and infection and CMV-HLA interactions on long term graft function in kidney transplant recipients".

Martin Ondrus (Supervisor: Dr. Darren Freed). Project title: "Inflammation during ex-vivo heart perfusion"

Gina Sykes (Supervisor: Dr. Luis Hidalgo). Project title: "Endothelial expression of HLA Class II locus-specific antigens - Implications to antibody-mediated rejection of solid organ transplants".