Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRP)

Our research program is offered to current full-time students registered in either Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering, or Dentistry. Applicants must have completed at least one full year of an undergraduate program to be eligible. This program is offered to any student registered in an accredited university. Students are encouraged to contact IBBME professors to discuss potential positions and projects. Groups have been compiled below by research area along with a sample of associated professors.

Read about former Undergraduate Summer Research Program student, Ben Ouyang, winner of the Sunnybrook Prize and the IBBME USRP Seminar Prize.

Application Procedure

To submit an application, please complete the Undergraduate Summer Research Program Application Form (coming soon). pdficon_small

Students who have not already applied to the Summer program should also submit the USRP application form along with the Director’s Summer Research Opportunity Program  nomination form.

Summer 2015 applications due by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015.

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Funding Opportunities

Director’s Summer Research Opportunities Program

New! Students applying to the Undergraduate Summer Research Program can also submit an application for the Director’s Summer Research Opportunities Program grant, with a value of $2,400. Students whose projects are chosen are expected to have secured a minimum matching stipend. Up to 5 projects per semester will be awarded. Read full details on this grant here.  pdficon_small

The next deadline for applications: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015.

Download the Grant Application Form (coming soon).pdficon_small

Students who are also applying for the NSERC USRA, must also submit a hard copy of their NSERC application (Form 202, Part 1 and Part 2) and transcripts when submitting their IBBME application The NSERC USRA must be completed on-line and a printed copy submitted with your IBBME USRA application- no written or manually typed USRA forms will be accepted. Please note that students cannot apply for an NSERC USRA without also applying for the Summer Program.

Mail, or submit in person, the complete application package; including the IBBME USRP Application form, the NSERC USRA application, along with a copy of your CV and official transcripts to the IBBME Graduate Office. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered for the program.

Graduate Programs Administrator
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto
164 College St. Room 407
Toronto, ON
M5S 3G9



Please visit the USRA webpage on the NSERC website for information on scholarship opportunities.


Students may also consider applying to the Industrial USRA Program here:


For further information, please contact us at admissions.ibbme@utoronto.ca or at 416-978-4841.


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