The University of Toronto recently announced a partnership with the Amgen Foundation, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies.

The partnership will see the launch of the Amgen Scholars Canada Program, a research program offered to undergraduate students that gives them the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge research in the field of medical biotechnology, and be mentored by some of U of T’s top scientists.

Starting in 2019, fifteen undergraduate students will be chosen from across Canada to be a part of a 10-week research placement at the Faculty of Medicine and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.

According to the university’s joint press release with Amgen, “The program aims to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing a career in science and engineering.”

Through the program, students will attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events, including “regional summer symposia” where students can share their research projects, as well as connect with some of the leading industry and academic scientists.

The Amgen Scholars Program has been around since 2006, however this is the first time the University of Toronto will be hosting the program.

U of T is now accepting applications for the 2019 Amgen Scholars Canada Program, until February 1st, 2019.