Call for Adjudicators: Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship (SRS)

The Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship (SRS) provides outstanding opportunities for undergraduate students, medical students, and exceptional high school students to engage in summer research related to health and medical sciences.  This year, Alberta Innovates has also made funding available (20% of available awards) to support projects specifically in the area of Digital Health — “the intersection of information communication technologies and health, discovering, developing, or leveraging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, sensors, virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, bio-sensors, and in silico simulations.”

The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) is seeking faculty members (A1.1 or C1.1 appointments) to help adjudicate applications for the Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship program for Summer 2019.  The program receives over 300 applications per year, and we are seeking adjudicators generally knowledgeable in health and medical sciences, as well as those with specific expertise in technologies related to digital health.

Adjudicators will be responsible for reviewing, scoring, and providing brief feedback on approximately 30 applications between February 15 – March 8.   Adjudicator scores and feedback are then compiled by URI to select recipients for the Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship. Adjudication scores for eligible proposals are forwarded on for consideration by other agencies, including the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Surgery, Alberta Diabetes Institute, Alberta Transplant Institute, and Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta, to aid in the selection process for those awards.

Deadline: If you are interested in serving as an adjudicator this year, please contact URI (summer.studentships@ualberta.ca) by January 25, 2019.  Please inform us if you have any students who are applying or other potential conflicts, so we can take these into account when making adjudicator assignments.

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