What is a Summer Studentship?
Summer Studentships provide $5,000 to individual students to train during the summer break with a research team relevant to the CMRF objectives. Studentships are available to students from host universities carried out under the guidance of senior research mentors at the University of Otago, Christchurch and University of Canterbury Summer Studentship programme. Duration of the programme is usually 10 weeks, and the young researchers present their findings to the public at the end.
Why invest in a Summer Student?
Supporting a summer studentship provides invaluable return on investment, and for many individuals, businesses and charitable trusts, provides an accessible way to make a direct and significant difference to Canterbury’s health outcomes. We frequently hear that former junior researches are now national and international leaders in their research fields, recipients of prestigious and competitive grants, and would not have been able to follow this career path without the support of the CMRF and its investors via a summer studentship grant.