Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program (SURE)

Application Process

Application DeadlineS: 

     DEADLINE: TBA in January 2020 to be considered for departmental awards, but applications will continue to be accepted until the start of the program.


In order to participate in the LMP SURE Program, you must:

1. Have at least a B+ (cGPA of 3.3) average in an undergraduate program;
2. Secure a LMP supervisor before applying;
3. Submit an on-line application form;

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Program Expectations

1. Must be available to work in a laboratory for a minimum of 12 weeks full time;
2. Must be able to attend the Orientation Session TBA;
3. Must be able to participate in the LMP SURE Program Poster Day TBA;

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The LMP Faculty Research Database provides a quick and simple way to see which LMP Faculty are interested in supervising summer students. From this database, simply select "Accepting Summer Students" and click on "Apply".  From here you can view faculty research interests and access their contact information.  

Alternatively, from the Research Tab, simply select the research area of interest. This will provide a listing of all LMP faculty in that research area.

Tips on Locating a Supervisor

Identify the area of research you are interested in and focus on faculty in that area.
Speak with TAs and upper year students who have gained research experience or have participated in the program in the past.
Ensure your resume, transcript and application form are carefully prepared and up-to-date.
When contacting a supervisor, learn about their research, publications and view their website.
Start your search for supervisors early.

Tailor your cover letter to include:

Your knowledge of their research work;
A brief description of your research interests and skills/experience and how this ties in with their lab;
Your program, year-of-study and career goals.

Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.  Our office is here to help.  Good Luck!

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Step 2. Applying to the Program

All Applicants (including those who will be located in a hospital) must submit an online application form along with a transcript or a statement of results showing marks for all University courses completed (a printout from ACORN for UofT students is acceptable). 

You must include an active email address as this will be used to communicate your acceptance into the program and details regarding the weekly seminars and poster day.  Award winners will also be advised via email.

Submit an On-line Application Form

Application deadline TBA to be considered for departmental awards, but applications will continue to be accepted until the start of the program.

Applicants need to have a supervisor sponsor for the summer prior to submission of the application.

Confirmation of Acceptance into the Program:  Students who have met the above criteria will be admitted into the program and forwarded an email confirmation notice.

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Have questions about the application process for the program and awards?  View our Frequently Asked Questions FAQs.

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