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SRTP and SROP Funds

Introduction

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology fosters student research in women's health care and reproduction. Medical research students working with faculty is supported through various research funds. The Finance Committee (FMC) will consider applications, as they are received, based on the schedule below. Faculty may only submit one request per academic year (July 1st to June 30th).

The Clinical Chairs agreed to co-fund the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry (Schulich) summer research activities, with the goal of increasing student interest and participation in research. As a result, the faculty member who will act as the supervisor of a research student must seek approval from the Finance Committee prior to applying for a research student. The Department will fund up to two (2) students per year.

Student Research Training Programs

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's programs for student research are aimed at encouraging undergraduates, medical students, and dentistry students to pursue their interests in biomedical research. Objectives are:

Schulich Research Opportunities Program

Purpose

The aim of the Schulich Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is to enrich undergraduate medical and dental education by enabling students to conduct research under the supervision of a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty member.

The program is intended to foster an appreciation for and proficiency with the research process. It will complement other existing programs to foster student research, including Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) and student research opportunities in Dentistry. It is hoped that this program will provide an opportunity for students to learn how research is conducted and will encourage medical and dentistry students to incorporate research activities into their future career plans.

Award Amount

Awards will range from $1,000 to $5,000 in total amount.

Award Duration

In most cases, awards will be 18 months in duration.

http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/research/student_trainee_programs/student/srop/index.html

Summer Research Training Program

Purpose

The goal of the Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) is to encourage medical students to pursue their interests in medical research. SRTP enables first and second year medical students in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to work under the supervision of a faculty member on a research project during the summer months, for two years. 

Award Amount

Schulich provides funds for two summers, in the form of a stipend, to support STRP participants. Participants will be paid at a rate of $4,500 for an entire summer. Participants are expected to work full-time for 10 weeks on their project.

Award Duration

Students participate in SRTP for ten weeks in each of the summers following the first and second years of the MD program. SRTP requires a two year commitment from both the student and the supervisor.

http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/research/student_trainee_programs/student/srtp/index.html

Role of the Finance Management Committee (FMC)

  • Review and approve applications to ensure the funds are available, and to ensure the good use of department research funds.
  • Review the close-out report and a copy of the abstract or poster to ensure the academic program is meeting the obligations to the students.

How to Apply

  • You may request a paper application from the Department Office by emailing the Financial Officer (currently Dawn Vanhie) or complete the application here:
  • Completed applications can be dropped off at the office (LHSC VH B2 room 404), or submitted by email to Dawn.
  • The Finance Committee will consider applications, as they are received, based on the schedule below.
  • The Chair/Chief will use the FMC approval to sign the application on behalf of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Schulich will contact the Chair/Chief in advance of sending offer letters to students to confirm funding. Departmental funding for these projects will be matched by funding from Schulich.

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FACULTY MEMBER TO PROVIDE A CLOSE-OUT REPORT ON THE PROJECT AND A COPY OF THE POSTER/ABSTRACT TO THE FMC WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE END OF THE AWARD PERIOD.

Application Schedule

Applications need to be received and approved at least one month prior to Schulich’s annual application deadline (i.e., an application will not be considered for reimbursement if it has been submitted AFTER the FMC meeting the month prior to Schulich’s deadlines).

Schulich Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

  • Applications due to Finance Committee – 1st week of December
  • Applications due to Schulich as per the website, typically last Friday in January by 4:00pm

Summer Research Training Program (SRTP)

  • Applications due to Finance Committee – 1st week of November
  • Project proposals due from potential supervisors into Schulich Research Office as per the website, typically first Monday in December by 4:00pm