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|
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
|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. As such, Unity Health Toronto will hold an internal competition to select the most competitive applicants.|
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|$70,000 per year for 2 years||October 1|
|Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements||The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) are available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Joseph-Armand Bombardier, an Alexander Graham Bell or a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the master’s or doctoral level, or a Vanier CGS at the doctoral level.||MSc, PhD||Up to $6,000||October 10|
Doctoral Research Award : Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)
|Must include HIV/AIDS and/or STBBI-related issues as essential elements of the research objectives||PhD||Upper $105,000||October 19|
Doctoral Research Award : Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA)
|The Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA) program supports high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in all academic disciplines who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field abroad.||PhD||Upper $105,000||October 19|
Young Investigator Innovation Grants
|AFSP research grants and fellowships are awarded to individuals affiliated with not-for-profit institutions or organizations in the U.S. and abroad.||all||$40,000 per year for 2 years||November 15|
Doctoral Research Award : Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate
|The Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral (CGS D) program supports high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in all academic disciplines. This support allows scholars to fully concentrate on their doctoral studies, to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields and contribute to the Canadian research ecosystem during and beyond the tenure of their awards.||PhD||Upper $105,000||November 23|
|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|
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|