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Education & Training

In addition to world-class infectious disease research, the IIDR also facilitates academic programming for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students at McMaster.

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The Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Summer Scholars Program Learn More

The BBS Summer Scholars Program is a fully funded 12-week program that provides students with cutting-edge skills training, mentorship, and career-development opportunities in STEM. The program is open to students who live in Ontario (residents), are enrolled in a STEM postsecondary degree/diploma program, and who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or 2SLGBTQIA+.

Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowship Program Learn More

To encourage interest in infectious disease research, antimicrobial discovery, and solutions to antimicrobial resistance, the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR) and the David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery (DBCAD) provide 10 annual $4,000 awards to undergraduate students, supporting specialized work in IIDR labs during the summer practicum.

The Braley Fellows Program Learn More

Through the Braley Fellows Program, an elite cohort of trainees gain a fulsome understanding of the complexity and challenges of diagnosing and managing AMR through a tailored academic experience using a case-study and problem-based learning approach. The program consists of two key components: a lecture-based academic course and a research project conducted during the summer practicum.