RTC Express

Monday, December 16, 2019


Please register to attend any of the sessions below:


Please register to attend any of the sessions below:

RTC Seminars 2020

You will be able to earn credits for presenting and/or attending seminars/events. In order to earn credits for attending, you must be present for the entire seminar. To be eligible to apply for an RTC travel award next year, you must earn at least 7 credits during the academic year. For travel awards this year, we will not be looking at credits, however we still encourage you to attend and participate in the monthly seminars! Interested in presenting at a seminar? Email rtc@smh.ca!


January 15, 12-1pm, LKS 216: Salma Shickh & Dr. Nick Metheny

January 31, 1-2pm, LKS 211: Michelle Dubinsky & Minhyoung Lee


Elevator Pitch Competition

Congratulations to Amalia Gil for her outstanding presentation at Friday’s Elevator Pitch Competition! She won first place, as well as, the audience choice award – well done Amalia! Congratulations to Shenhab Zaig for winning second place this year and to all the trainees who participated at this year’s competition.


We’d like to thank the SRSA for organizing this wonderful event! – RTC

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

RTC Travel Awards

The aim of the RTC Travel Award is to provide funding to support travel of trainees in order to enhance their research training experience in the area of knowledge dissemination and sharing. All trainees who receive the RTC Travel Award will present their project at a monthly seminar. Awards are now available, click here to learn more. 0 awards left – apply after April 1st!


External Opportunities

Funding Opportunities Description Who can apply Amount & Duration Deadline

AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship, in Honor of Robert C. Allen, MD
The AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Career Development Award represents a joint effort to encourage and support junior faculty to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and establish a successful career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma biology, or a similar field. Eligibility is limited to junior faculty who, at the start of the grant term, will have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years. The research proposed for funding must be translational or clinical in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to ocular/uveal melanoma. Post Doctoral FellowUpper $50,000 USD for 1 yearJanuary 16, 2020

endMS SPRINT - endMS Scholar Program for Researchers IN Training (SPRINT)
The endMS Scholar Program for Researchers IN Training (SPRINT) is a national training program aimed to enhance knowledge and skills related to MS research among trainees and increase opportunities to conduct MS research in Canada.Post Doctoral Fellow$2,500 CAD for 13 monthsJanuary 27, 2020

Dick Martin Scholarship Award

This national scholarship is available to students undertaking an occupational health and safety related course or program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree at an accredited college or university in Canada. MSc, PhD$3,000 CAD for 1 yearJanuary 31, 2020

Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme

Mensa Canada invites applications for its general scholarship program. This enables students to pursue their career goals.MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows, Undergraduate students$2,000 - $3,000 for 1 yearJanuary 31, 2020

The Edgar Kerstan Memorial Scholarship

Mensa Canada invites applications for the Edgar Kerstan memorial scholarship. This supports Canadian citizens or landed immigrants enrolled in a full-time program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows, Undergraduate studentsUpper $3,000 for 1 yearJanuary 31, 2020

Student Research Fellowship

Each fellowship consists of a $3,000 award and a two-year complimentary subscription to the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The award is designed for students to spend a meaningful period of time on a project either in a block of several months or spread out over a longer period of time, not to exceed 12 months. The minimum full-time commitment is two months. Undergraduate. MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow$3,000 USD for 1 yearFebruary 1, 2020

Colgate Palmolive Fellowship in Nutrition, Oral Health/Dental Education

This grant is given to support research in nutrition and oral health or dental education by doctoral students seeking a doctorate in nutrition and oral health or dental education, Masters thesis research on nutrition and oral health/disease or RDNs with advanced degrees doing research in the area of nutrition and oral health. PhD$15,000 USD for 1 yearFebruary 1, 2020

Research Fellowships

The Cooley's Anemia Foundation invites national and international clinical and basic science investigators (postdoctoral or junior faculty) to apply for its prestigious fellowship program. Applications should be focused on the understanding or treatment of thalassemia or a complication that is related to thalassemia. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to, studies of globin gene regulation, globin gene transfer and expression, fetal hemoglobin production, hematopoietic stem cell research, bone marrow transplantation, iron chelation and iron overload, endocrine and cardiac disorders in thalassemia, and transfusion therapy and its complications. Postdoctoral Fellows$50,000 USD for 1 year (renewable)February 3, 2020

Parkinson Canada Research Program

The Parkinson Canada Research Program funds research into the cure, cause, progression, improved treatment and/or understanding of Parkinson's disease, related disorders including Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), other Parkinson's conditions and the impact these diseases have on society. The following grants are offered: Pilot Project Grant, New Investigator Award, Basic Research Fellowship, Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship, Clinical research Fellowship and Graduate Student Award.PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows
Upper  $100,000 CAD for 1-2 years (varies on grants)February 3, 2020

Basic Research Fellowship

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (MD or PhD) and may be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside or outside of Canada, or international applicants proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada.MD or PhD$40,000 - $50,000 per year (for two years)February 3, 2020

Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship
Recipient will undertake clinical training in the subspecialty of Movement Disorders and gain expertise in diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s and may include other movement disorders.Applicants must have completed a recognized postgraduate training program in Neurology or Neurosurgery before start of program and be eligible to practice in Canada.$50,000 (one-year duration)February 3, 2020

Clinical Research Fellowship
Recipient training will combine direct experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s and in clinical research.MD$50,000 per year (for two years)February 3, 2020

Graduate Student Award
At the time of application, candidates must be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program at the PhD level. Candidates may be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside Canada or international applicants proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada, who fulfill the criteria for a student visa.PhD$10,000 per year (for two years)February 3, 2020

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

The Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship places PhD holders in government host offices for a 12-month immersion into the policy-making process. Fellows apply their academic training, critical thinking, and analytical skills to support evidence-informed decision-making that addresses policy challenges within participating federal and provincial host offices. Hosts gain valuable science-based knowledge and build the professional skills of participating fellows. Post Doctoral FellowUpper $80,000 Lower $70,000 for 1 yearFebruary 5, 2020

Innovative Student Research Grant

The Innovative Student Research Grant, formerly called the SABA Experimental Analysis of Behavior Grant, provides funding for two students per year in psychology or behavior analysis doctoral programs and two students per year in psychology or behavior analysis master's programs that can support applied or basic research in the experimental analysis of behavior.MSc, PhDUpper $3,000 USD Lower $1,500 USD for 1 yearFebruary 12, 2020

2020-2021 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Domestic)

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. Since 1975, the OGS program has been providing merit-based scholarships to Ontario’s best graduate students in all disciplines of academic study. The scholarship program at U of T is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and the University of Toronto. The Province allocates OGS awards to universities specifying the number of awards that each may offer to their students annually. Please adhere to the IMS deadline of March 1, 2020. The deadlines of SGS and other units will differ. MSc, PhD$5,000 per session for up to 2 or 3 consecutive sessionsMarch 1, 2020

Health Careers Scholarships

Since May of 1976, the IOKDS Health Careers Scholarship Department has provided scholarships to students in health career fields. We believe that contributing to the education of compassionate health care workers assists IOKDS in "caring for all God's children through service In His Name."MSc, PhDNo amount specifiedMarch 1, 2020
L'Oréal Canada/UNESCO Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships
L'Oréal International, in partnership with several other institutions, invites applications to its Canada national fellowship. This supports ongoing research projects led by female researchers that demonstrate innovation,… more » imagination and relevance, considering scientific solutions to problems confronting humankind in the 21st century. Fellowships are annual. PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow. Applicants must be a female Canadian citizen or permanent residentUpper $20,000, lower $5,000 for 1 yearMarch 22, 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.PhDThe 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, PhDUpper $25,000, lower $10,000May 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 yearVarious

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 PhDVariousVarious
MitacsUp 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 FellowshipsThe 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
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