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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

Doctoral Award
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 maximumVarious

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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PDF$70,000 per year for 2 yearsOctober 1
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study SupplementsThe 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, PhDUp to $6,000
October 10

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