Awards

Students in professional masters programs with significant coursework and internship/practicum/clinical placement components are generally not eligible for these awards.

Funding decisions will be given to students in year 1-2 of their M.Sc. or year 1-5 of their Ph.D., unless year of study is stated otherwise in the specific award criteria. Students beyond these years will only be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Please note: Demonstration of financial need is required for OSOTF awards. As part of the application an OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment Form will need to be completed online.


Name/Type Description and Eligibility
Al and Hannah PERLY Graduate Student Scholarship

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to graduate (MSc/PhD) students who are studying in the area of Women's Health in the Faculty of Medicine on the basis of financial need.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $2,500 available for scholarships.

Baden HAVARD Endowment Fund

TYPE: Other Endowed Awards
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine conducting research related to the cause and cure of Multiple Sclerosis.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $4,000 is available for scholarship(s).

CRND Graduate Student Aid Endowment

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to graduate (MSc/PhD) students in the Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases in the Faculty of Medicine on the basis of financial need.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $26,500 is available for scholarships.

David RAE Graduate Student Scholarship

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to graduate students who are studying in the areas of leukaemia and lymphoma at the Faculty of Medicine.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $5,500 is available for scholarships.

Dr. Bernard LAU Memorial Scholarship (B): Graduate Bursary - OSOTF

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to a graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine on the basis of financial need who best demonstrates the qualities of Dr. Lau: In addition to extracurricular activities and a demonstrated concern for disadvantaged members of the community, the committee will also consider the candidate's work in developing countries, or with the native people of Canada or in remote areas.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $1,500 is available for scholarship(s).

Dr. Edward KETCHUM Graduate Student Scholarships

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine whose studies are in the area of hematological and small intestinal malignancies, especially those with celiac disease.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $8,500 is available for scholarships.

Dr. Goran ENHORNING Award in Pulmonary Research

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to an academically strong MSc or PhD candidate in the Faculty of Medicine who is doing innovative basic science or clinical research related to pulmonary physiology. Award will only be given in a year a qualified student is identified.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $3,000 is available for scholarships.

Dr. Jesse KESHIN Graduate Student Award

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to a Faculty of Medicine graduate (MSc/PhD) student on the basis of financial need.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $1,200 is available for scholarship(s).

Dr. Joe A. CONNOLLY Memorial Award

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
This annual award was created in the memory of Dr. Joe Connolly primarily through generous donations from the Connolly family.

The award will be made to a senior student currently registered in the PhD programme (3rd year or beyond) at the University of Toronto who demonstrates EXCELLENCE IN CELL BIOLOGY RESEARCH and IS INVOLVED AND INTERESTED IN A WIDE VARIETY OF EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.

General OSOTF Eligibility:
Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $6,000 is available for scholarship(s).

Harry C. SHARPE Fellowship

TYPE: Other Endowed Awards
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
This award was given by the late Harry Sharpe in honour of Alcoholics Anonymous and is to be awarded to a graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine whose studies and research are in the fields of addiction, substance abuse and/or gerontology.

Amount Available: One award of up to $1,000.

Hayden HANTHO Award

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to Faculty of Medicine graduate students who are registered in MSc or PhD degree programs studying pediatric neuroscience at the University of Toronto.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $9,000 is available for scholarship(s).

Hilda and William Courtney CLAYTON Paediatric Research Fund

TYPE: Other Endowed Awards
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to domestic or international doctoral-stream graduate students (MSc/PhD) in the Faculty of Medicine doing children’s health research.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $33,000 is available for scholarships.

James F. CROTHERS Family Fellowships in Peripheral Nerve Damage

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to graduate level students in the Faculty of Medicine on the basis of financial need and academic excellence. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an involvement in basic research into the causes and treatment of peripheral nerve damage, repair and regeneration.

Note: Interviews may be required at the discretion of the Selection Committee. A student may hold the award for a lifetime maximum of 3 years.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $40,000 is available for scholarships.

Kristi Piia CALLUM Memorial Fellowship in Ovarian Cancer Research

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded on the basis of financial need to graduate students. First preference is to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine who are doing research in the field of familial ovarian cancer; second preference is to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine doing research in the field of ovarian cancer. Academic excellence will also be considered.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $16,000 is available for scholarships.

Margaret & Howard GAMBLE Research Grant

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine who are involved in basic science research related to adults and/or children with cognitive disabilities.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $38,000 is available for scholarships.

Paul STARITA Graduate Student Fellowships

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to Faculty of Medicine graduate (MSc/PhD) students on the basis of financial need who are studying within the field of molecular medicine as it applies to prostate cancer.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $16,800 is available for scholarships.

Peterborough K.M. HUNTER Charitable Foundation Graduate Awards

TYPE: Other Endowed Awards
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to Ph.D. students (Year 1 – 5) studying in the Faculty of Medicine and researching in one of the following areas: arthritis, cerebral palsy, cancer, diabetes, glaucoma, heart and stroke, lung disease, mental health, neurodegenerative disease, or nutrition.

Note: Any one student may not hold the award more than three times in the five-year period of PhD study.

Amount Available: Ten studentships of up to $25,000 each will be awarded.

SCACE Graduate Fellowship in ALZHEIMER'S Research

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded on the basis of financial need to graduate (MSc/PhD) students in the Faculty of Medicine who are doing research in the field of Alzheimer's disease. Academic merit will also be considered.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $16,400 is available for scholarships.

SCACE Graduate Fellowship in PROSTATE Cancer Research

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded on the basis of financial need to graduate students. First preference is to graduate students doing research in the field of prostate cancer with the Fleck Tanenbaum Chair in Prostatic Diseases. Second preference is to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine doing research in the field of prostate cancer. Academic excellence will also be considered.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $24,000 is available for scholarships.

Sona Naran PANCHA Graduate Award in Leukemia Research

TYPE: Other Endowed Awards
To be awarded to a graduate student enrolled in a doctoral stream Master’s or PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine with preference given to students whose research is focused on understanding the molecular events leading to the initiation and propagation of leukemic cells and the factors triggering those events. Selection will be based on excellence and outstanding achievement in this area of Leukemia research.

Amount Available: First award valued at $2,000 to be given in 2018-19 to one student.

Teresina FLORIO Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Research

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine working on TRANSLATIONAL ASPECTS AND/OR CLINICAL APPLICABLE STRATEGIES of cancer biology with an interest in the development of alternative and innovative strategies of cancer treatment that emphasize current personalized approaches (e.g. stem cell or nanotechnologies).

Student must be in good academic standing and registered full time in a doctoral stream (MSc or PhD) graduate program.

Note: Student recipient is expected to provide a brief written report at the end of the term of the scholarship concerning his/her progress.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: One award of up to $2,000.

The Frank FLETCHER Memorial Fund

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to a graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine who is pursuing research on the cause and cure of cancer.

General OSOTF Eligibility:
Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $91,000 is available for scholarships.

Theodore I. SHERMAN Graduate Award in Neuroscience

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to graduate students (MSc/PhD) in the Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Should there not be a suitable candidate in any given year, then the award will be more broadly open to other Faculty of Medicine graduate students in the field of neuroscience.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $2,600 is available for scholarships.

TORONTO REHABILITATION Institute Student Scholarship

TYPE: OSOTF
Specific Eligibility of this Award:
The goal of establishing the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Student Scholarship Fund is to further the development of the patient care, teaching and research missions and goals of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Toronto Rehab). This is an excellent opportunity for qualified doctoral stream (MSc/PhD) thesis degree program students in financial need enrolled at the University of Toronto, who are in research training either at Toronto Rehab or at another suitable institution, and whose studies will further the strategic directions of Toronto Rehab. Applications involving research with child subjects will not be considered.

Students accepted in doctoral stream (MSc/PhD) thesis degree programs in any Faculty of the University of Toronto who will carry out their research or professional work at Toronto Rehab, or at another suitable institution and whose studies will further the strategic directions of Toronto Rehab, are eligible. Applicants must be supervised by an investigator at Toronto Rehab who is appointed to the School of Graduate Studies at U of T. If a candidate is considered eligible according to the above criteria, but supervisory expertise is not available at Toronto Rehab, a supervisor identified from the appropriate Graduate Unit at U of T will be cross-appointed to Toronto Rehab. Please note that the mission of Toronto Rehab relates to adult rehabilitation and applications involving research with child subjects will not be considered.

Candidates may apply for this award prior to being accepted into graduate studies provided they demonstrate evidence of having applied to a relevant graduate program at the University of Toronto.

Preference will be given to Master’s and Doctoral students. Students enrolled in professional masters and professional doctorate programs are not eligible for this award. Postgraduate medical trainees must be registered in a graduate program to be eligible.

Professional staff of Toronto Rehab pursuing a graduate degree at the UofT is eligible if their degree is part of a program consistent with Toronto Rehab goals. Note: Professional staff of Toronto Rehab are either full-time or part-time regular employees at the Toronto Rehab.

General OSOTF Eligibility: Academically qualified students will be eligible to receive aid from U of T's OSOTF based on financial need. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Ontario as defined in OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) guidelines.

Amount Available: An estimated total amount of $141,000 is available for scholarships.