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|
|This award is directed at candidates with a health professional degree who wish to engage in or enhance their research training.||Health professional degree||$50,000 per year for 4 years maximum||Various|
|Becky Burrows Memorial Scholarship||The J. H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship Trust was founded to honour the memory of the first Executive Secretary of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.||MSc, PhD||Upper $1,000 USD for 1 year||March 15, 2020
June 15, 2020
|Ontario Brain Institute ONtrepreneurs Program||The program helps post-graduate students focus full-time on commercialization activities related to a neuroscience-based opportunity. OBI Entrepreneurs are assigned industry-based mentors and a dedicated point of contact at OBI for professional and personal support throughout the year.||Up to $50,000 for 1 year||April 1, 2020|
|2020 Medicine by Design Post-Doctoral Fellowship Awards||This award will provide funding to high calibre post-doctoral candidates at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals who demonstrate outstanding potential to become independent researchers in the regenerative medicine field.||Post Doctoral Fellow||Up to $75,000 per year in salary support (for two years)||April 9, 2020 at 5 pm EST|
|SSHRC International Policy Ideas Challenge||The objective of the program is to draw on the network of talented Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career civil society researchers to identify concrete, innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges faced by Canada.||MSc, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellows||$3000||April 17, 2020|
|Asthma Canada/CAAIF Graduate Student Awards||The objective of the Award is to create value-added opportunities for the training, education and professional development of graduate students, to ensure continued improvement of asthma treatments and progress towards finding a cure for asthma||PhD||2 awards of $20,000||May 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm|
|2020-2021 SGS University-Wide Awards||Approximately 20 awards with individual eligibility criteria and values are available within the SGS University-Wide Awards competition. Applicants must meet all award specific eligibility criteria required, as outlined within each award description (review list with links in the Application Process section below).||MSc, PhD||Various||April 26, 2020|
J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship Trust
|The J. H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship Trust was founded to honour the memory of the first Executive Secretary of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. A minimum scholarship of $5,000 is awarded annually to a student registered in a doctoral program at a Canadian university.||PhD||The scholarship is worth either $5,000 or 90% of the previous fiscal year's expendable income, whichever is greater, for 1 year.||April 30, 2020|
Graduate Scholarship Awards
|The Knowledge First Foundation invites applications for its graduate scholarship awards. These support students pursuing studies at the graduate level. The following awards are available: Arnold Edinborough award, Open award, Regular awards.||MSc, PhD||Upper $25,000, lower $10,000||May 27, 2020|
CSMB Trainee Travel Awards
|This bursary fund is designed to encourage student and postdoctoral fellow participation in the CSMB annual meeting, by assisting to defray the cost of attending these meetings at distant locations.||MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows||$100-$750 for 1 year||Various|
Scholarship Partners Canada
|Universities Canada manages government-funded international partnership programs and more than 120 scholarship programs on behalf of private sector companies.||MSc and PhD||Various||Various|
|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||$7,500 for 12-24 Weeks||3 months prior to arriving at host University
|Senior Basic Science Research Fellowships||The Foundation plays a leading role in the fight against diseases of the heart and circulation by supporting vital, pioneering research into their causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment through research grants. ||Post Doctoral Fellow||5 years||Continuous
|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|