Funding opportunities for undergraduate students:

The McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health offers opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue to gain valuable research experience during a summer studentship. Submit an application for studentships on the application portal. 


The R.R Singleton Summer Studentship

The R. R. Singleton Summer Studentship Awards are the result of a generous donation from Mr. Richard Singleton and the late Mrs. Linda Singleton. This competitive internal award is intended to provide stipend support to undergraduate students pursuing a summer research position.


The Biomedical Engineering Summer Studentship

BME Calgary has partnered to offer summer studentships for undergraduate students to work on biomedical engineering-related projects with researchers in a number of different partners groups across campus (up to 17 studentships available). Preference will be given to students in the BMES program, but this is open to all undergraduates.

More information on BME studentships

The McCaig Undergraduate Scholarship

The McCaig Institute will be offering an additional undergraduate scholarship this year. 

McCaig Undergraduate Scholarship Terms of Reference

Apply for Summer Studentships

The studentship portal is open. The deadline to apply for UCalgary Summer Studentships is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Supervisor reviews are due by 4:00 p.m. on February 12, 2021.

Funding opportunities for trainees and staff:

The Cy Frank Trainee Award in Nutrition for Bone, Joint and Muscle Health

This award was established through an anonymous donation to honour the late Dr. Cy Frank and his impact on provincial, national and international health care and musculoskeletal research.  This award is currently available to one trainee who works in the area of environmental contaminants in the area of nutrition as it relates to bone, joint and muscle health.

Terms of Reference


Cumming School of Medicine Post-doctoral Fellowship Competition

The McCaig Education Committee will be accepting applications for the Cumming School of Medicine Post Doctoral Fellowship (CSM PDF) competition on an ongoing basis until 2 remaining positions are filled. The competition provides funding, matched by the applicants supervisor, for two years of a post doctoral fellowship. The supervisor must be a full member of the McCaig Institute who is a full-time, primary CSM faculty member. 

Terms of Reference 



Linda Marchuk Memorial Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship honours Linda Marchuk and her commitment to the advancement of science to better people’s lives. For most of her adult career, Linda worked in the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health at the Cumming School of Medicine as a lab Manager/technician.This scholarship will support the pursuit of research and innovation within the McCaig Institute and continue Linda’s legacy of mentoring her “kids." 

More information here


Special Training Opportunities Fund

The Special Training Opportunities fund provides funding to McCaig Institute trainees and technical staff to pursue experiences related to their academic goals and professional development. Examples of special training include: collaborating with trainees from other departments or faculties to create technical equipment; attending a workshop/course focused on a particular technique or piece of equipment; arranging for a world-class expert to visit Calgary and teach a short course on their area of specialization. Trainees applying for this type of financial aid are also encouraged to apply for the various travel funds offered throughout UCalgary. 

Terms of reference