The CIHR – Institute of Genetics believes that investing in budding scientists is crucial. If we are to cure genetic diseases in the future, we must start building and networking the scientific community now.

CIHR – Institute of Genetics is looking for mature, capable high school students age 16 and over who are passionate about science and intrigued by genetics. If you have an overall average of at least 85%, can write a brilliant essay to demonstrate your excitement about science and your advanced communication skills, and you can convince a teacher to write a stunning reference for you, please apply!

Important dates:

Application Deadline 24 December 2017
Teacher recommendation letter due date 12 January 2018
Parental Consent due date 12-January 2018
Review & selection period 8 January–9 February 2018
Anticipated notice of Decision 12–16 February 2018