Use Pivot to find funding
Securing adequate funding is an important part of research and academic development. There are many funding opportunities available to SMH trainees, including internal, university, government and non-government opportunities. Students should always consult with their university regarding opportunities and application deadlines.
Opportunities for trainees are updated weekly in our Current Funding page for Trainees as well as on our biweekly newsletter the RTC Express. To be on the mailing list for the RTC Express, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is intended to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent. This is a very competitive award, with 70 fellowships awarded each year across Canada; each institution is asked to put forward only their top candidates.
Value & duration:
Check the St. Michael’s Hospital Research Funding Database regularly for updated funding opportunities:
Students who are pursuing research-based master’s or doctoral studies may also qualify for additional financial support, which are administered by the respective graduate units. Please check with your specific department, and also visit the Graduate Awards Office for additional information about scholarship and financial aid programs.
*Please ensure to verify all internal application deadlines with your university and/or program
|Funding Opportunities||Description||Who can apply||Amount & Duration||Deadline|
|Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE Program)||The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program supports the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs.||Post Doctoral Fellow||$1.65M for 1-2 years||LOI Deadline : May 1, 2019
Application Deadline : September 22, 2019
|Scholar Awards||The award offers three funding opportunities for hematology researchers. ||Post Doctoral Fellow||Various amounts up to 2/3 years||LOI Deadline : May 1, 2019
Application Deadline : August 1, 2019
|Clara Mayo Grants||The Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome.||MSc||Up to $1,000 for 1 year||May 15, 2019|
|AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards in Technology and Aging (2019)||AGE-WELL NCE is a national research network whose goal is to accelerate innovation in the field of technology and aging in order to improve the quality of life of older adults and caregivers and produce economic and social impact for the benefit of Canadians and the global community.||MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows||various for 1 year||May 24, 2019
|Asthma Canada-CAAIF Bastable-Potts and Goran-Enhorning Graduate Student Research Awards in Early-onset and Late-onset Asthma||Asthma Canada is the only national, volunteer-driven charity, solely devoted to enhancing the quality of life for|
people living with asthma and respiratory allergies. For more than 40 years, Asthma Canada has proudly
served as the national voice for Canadians living with asthma. We empower patients with evidence-based
information, education programs and support asthma research in Canada. Our vision at Asthma Canada is a
future without asthma.
|PhD||$20,000 for 1 year||May 31, 2019|
|S. Leonard Syme Training Fellowships in Work and Health||The fellowships are for early-career researchers at the master's or doctoral level intending to study work and health. Preference is given to candidates whose research interests include: prevention of work-related injury and illness; understanding the social determinants of health and illness in work environments; prevention and management of work disability; or evaluating workplace interventions to improve health.||MSc, PhD||$5,000-$15,000||June 6, 2019
|Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS)||The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) program supports high-caliber Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences abroad.||MSc, PhD||$6,000 for 1 year||June 10, 2019
|WCC Rising Star Award||The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.||Post Doctoral Fellow||$1,000 for 1 year||June 15, 2019|
|Mitacs Elevate - Professional Development for Postdoctoral Fellows||Mitacs Elevate is a two-year training program for postdoctoral fellows, in which participants lead and undertake an industrially relevant research project.||Post Doctoral Fellow||$120,000CAD for 2 years||June 19, 2019|
|Future Leaders||This scheme provide funds to support future leaders of research into the causes and treatment of brain tumours||Post Doctoral Fellow||£1,660,000GBP for 3 years||June 24, 2019
|Research Fellow Award Program||The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks proposals for the MMRF 2019 Research Fellow Award Program, an initiative supporting researchers in the multiple myeloma field.||Post Doctoral Fellow||Up to $75,000 USD for 1 year||June 24, 2019
|Baxter Young Investigator Awards||Baxter touches the lives of millions of people around the world every day. Our products and therapies can be found throughout hospitals and clinics – from the ER to the OR, from the pharmacy to the ICU – as well as advancing patients’ care in their homes.||MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows||$500-$3000 for 1 year||June 30, 2019
|Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights||The prize will be awarded to the winner of an interdisciplinary writing competition on international human rights and gender. The prize is made possible by a donation from University of Texas linguistics professor Robert King in honor of the work of Audre Rapoport, who has spent many hours dedicated to the advancement of women in the United States and internationally, particularly on issues of reproductive health. ||MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows||Upper $1,000USD for 1 year||July 1, 2019
|Promoting Talents Across Borders||The Fellowship Program consists of five scholarship programs that offer tailored financial support.||MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows||various for 1 year||July 14, 2019|
|Jacquot Research Entry Scholarships in Nephrology||The purpose of the scholarship is to to provide stipend support for Fellows or trainees in Nephrology to undertake a research higher degree. ||MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows||$45,000 aud for 1 year||July 15, 2019
|Robert and Elizabeth Albert Travel Grant||The purpose of the grant is to provide support for the purposes of furthering international collaboration in research. Funds are to be used to allow for travel to appropriate centres overseas. ||MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows|| $10,000AUD for 1 year||July 22, 2019|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Clinical Training Grants||The purpose of this RFA is to cross-train post-doctoral researchers in testing and refining artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms using learning health care system data and/or multiple longitudinal data sources to improve our understanding of all data related to precision medicine. ||Post Doctoral Fellow||Upper $100,000USD for 2 years||July 26, 2019|
|Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP): ASRP/AGE-WELL Doctoral Award /Postdoctoral Fellowship||The ASRP provides grants and awards to support Canadian studies that promise new insights into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. ||PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows||$56,500-$113,000 for 2 years||November 9, 2019|
|Master's Award: Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships||The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's Awards are intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a Master's degree in a health related field at a Canadian institution.||MSc, PhD||$17,500 for 1 year||December 3, 2019
|UICC Technical Fellowships (UICC-TF)||UICC's mission is to unite the cancer community, to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. ||Post Doctoral Fellow||$3,400 USD for 1 year||December 31, 2019|
|Mitacs||Up to 200 senior undergraduate and graduate student, as well as postdoctoral fellows from the university can participate in research exchanges through the Globalinks Research Award pathway. Faculty at U of T and an international university from a partner country will jointly supervise research projects.||PhD or Post Doctoral Fellow||$6,000 for 12-24 Weeks||3 months prior to arriving at host University
|TalentEdge Fellowship Program (TFP)||Support for Ontario PhD graduates and post-doctoral fellows to work on industry-driven R&D projects in all sectors||PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow||$35,000-$70,000 for 1 year||Continuous|