Summer Research Studentships

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 35 studentships available). 

The purpose is to foster more links between BME and our partner institutes/faculties/units. Preference will be given to students in the BMES program, but this is open to all undergraduates. The research must align with BME as well as the mandate of the specific partner. Preference will also be given to NEW initiatives and collaborations between researchers (co-supervisors) across faculties/units, but existing relationships are also eligible.

Applications will be evaluated based on student transcripts, proposed research and alignment with the BME and Partner mandates, as well as the potential to jump-start new projects and collaborations. 

Funding partners:

  • Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI)
  • Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute
  • Faculty of Kinesiology
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI)
  • Libin Cardiovascular Institute
  • McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health
  • Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases
  • Ward of the 21st Century (W21C)


Applications must be submitted via email to by February 26, 2019.

Successful students will be expected to participate in a program over the May-August time frame and present at a BME Summer Student Symposia in August.

The BME Summer Studentship is valued at $4000 which will be topped up with $2000 from the supervisor.


Dr. Mike Kallos, Ph.D., P.Eng., Director, Biomedical Engineering Calgary Initiative 

Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Schulich School fo Engineering

Associate Director, Pharmaceutical Production Research Facility (PPRF)