Upcoming Award Deadlines

The following awards are available to current and/or recent RSI graduate students and have application deadlines in the near future. It is recommended that you check back regularly and/or bookmark this page to ensure you have the most up to date information.
 

Award Description  Deadline*  
2021-2022 CGS Doctoral (CIHR/ NSERC/ SSHRC) Competition

The Canada Graduate Scholarships—Doctoral (CGS D) program is a federal program of scholarships awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The program aims to promote continued excellence in Canadian research by rewarding and retaining high-calibre doctoral students at Canadian institutions. By providing support for a high-quality research training experience to awardees, the CGS D program strives to foster impacts within and beyond the research environment.

Please refer to the appropriate literature for CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC for further details on the agency specific doctoral awards as eligibility requirements may vary, e.g. tenable at foreign institutions, months of study.

CIHR/ NSERC:
SEPT 25, 2020

 

SSHRC: OCT 2, 2020

 
2021 Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award In honour of the significant contributions made by Professor Adel S. Sedra, former U of T Vice President and Provost, the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) has established this award to recognize a doctoral student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and extracurricular leadership. NOV 12, 2020  
SGS Conference Grant – Fall 2020 Application Cycle

The SGS Conference Grant provides financial support to encourage eligible students to actively present their research at an academic conference during the early stages of their graduate studies.

This grant aims to provide successful applicants with funds to cover at least the minimum registration fee for the proposed conference. Depending on availability of funds, in-person presentations that require travel may receive top-ups based on the location of the conference; virtual presentations will be eligible for the registration fee portion only.

NOV 30, 2020  
2021-2022 Canada Graduate Scholarships- Master’s Program (CGS M) The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The Tri-council allocates CGS M awards to universities specifying the number of awards that each may offer to their students annually. CGS M awards can only be offered to students pursing graduate studies at eligible Canadian Universities and the award must be held at the university that has made the offer. DEC 1, 2020  

*Dates indicated are the internal deadlines for submission for RSI faculty, staff and students.
 

RSI DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT AWARDS 

These awards are available to RSI doctoral stream students (i.e. MSc and PhD students)

How to Apply:

Submit the following documents to rsi.busofficer@utoronto.ca by CLOSED

Please note only electronic transcripts are needed.

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OSOTF awards are allocated on the basis of academic excellence; however, financial need is the primary consideration for OSOTF awards. The award holder must be a full-time student for at least 14 weeks in any term during which they hold the award. Internal awards are automatically used to pay the student's outstanding fees. Preference in funding decisions will be given to students in year 1-2 of their MSc or year 1-4 of their PhD and year 5 for transfers. Students beyond these years will be considered under exceptional circumstances. The length of support from OSOTF awards is for up to one year and is not renewable, however new application may be made for subsequent competitions.

In order to assist the review committee, please –

Complete all sections of the Application Form, ensuring that each section is either filled out or the appropriate documents are attached. All applications are to be signed by the applicant and the applicant’s supervisor .

Complete the OSOTF Needs Assessment Form (where indicated), making sure that all the details of your income is clear. Provide where applicable:

  1. the names and amount for existing awards, and
  2. details on funding from your supervisor. Also, given that the primary criterion for this award is one of “need”, provide a good description of why you are in need. If you have outstanding student loans or other debts and/or have dependants, please provide details.

Contact: Diane Wiltshire, Business Officer, rsi.busofficer@utoronto.ca, 416-978-0300
 

Award Description Deadline  

Lois Snelling Physical Therapy Bursary

Eligibility: Awarded to a doctoral stream student in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the Faculty of Medicine. The recipient shall be a graduate of physical therapy. Selection will also be based on financial need.

Application Process: Please include the RSI Application and the Financial Needs Form

Estimated total amount: $3000

CLOSED

 

Judy Willcocks Memorial Bursary 

Eligibility: Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a doctoral stream Program in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. The selection will be based on financial need.

Application Process: Please include the RSI Application and the Financial Needs Form

Estimated total amount: $2000

CLOSED

 

Marguerite Harland Smith Graduate Award in Rehabilitation Science

Eligibility: Awarded to a full-time student in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute that has graduated from a physical therapy program. The student must be conducting rehabilitation research in the neuroscience field. The selection will be based on financial need and academic achievement.

Application Process: Please include the RSI Application, a 500 word description of your research and a Financial Needs Form

Estimated total amount: $1800

CLOSED

 

Ruth Bradshaw Award 

Eligibility: Awarded to (a) full-time student(s) enrolled in the doctoral stream Program in Rehabilitation Science. The recipient shall be a graduate of physical therapy and be eligible to practice in Canada.  Academic achievement and the relevance of the candidate’s program to physical therapy will also be taken into consideration. Selection will also be based on financial need.

Application Process: Please include the RSI Application, a 500 word description of your research and a Financial Needs Form

Estimated total amount: $3800

CLOSED

 

Gwen Bell Endowment Fund 

Eligibility: Award annually to an Occupational Therapist who is entering in the University of Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. The award will be based on:

  1. His/her undergraduate academic performance and
  2. His/her general area of research with preference given to research in occupational therapy that has application for everyday practice

Application Process: Please include the RSI Application, a 500 word description of your research.

Estimated total amount: $3600

CLOSED

 

Robin Schaffer Graduate Scholarship

Eligibility: Awarded on the basis of academic merit, to a graduate student with an Occupational Therapy background, who is entering the doctoral stream program in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto.

Application Process: Please include the RSI Application, a 500 word description of your research and a Financial Needs Form

Estimated total amount: $1300

CLOSED

 

Diane Gasner  Graduate Scholarship

Eligibility: Awarded to a graduate student who has completed the University of Toronto MScPT program, is enrolled in a doctoral stream program in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and is undertaking musculoskeletal research.

Application Process: Please include the RSI Application, a 500 word description of your research.

Estimated total amount: $7000

CLOSED  
Peter Rappolt Family Scholarship for Research in Occupational Performance and Wellbeing

Eligibility: Awarded based on academic merit to a graduate of the World Federation of Occupational Therapist approved entry-level occupational therapy program, who is enrolled in the first year doctoral program of the rehabilitation Sciences Institute. The applicant must be undertaking research to improve the occupational performance and wellbeing of individuals with serious mental health issues and complex developmental and chronic health issues.
 

Application Process: Please include the RSI Application, a 500 word description of your research and a confidential letter of reference (sent from referee to rsi.busofficer@utoronto.ca)

Estimated total amount: $7500

CLOSED  
Dawson Family Scholarship

Eligibility: Awarded to a PhD student in any year who is pursuing mental health research with an occupational therapy focus in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. Preference will be given to new students who demonstrate high academic achievement.


Application Process:  Please include the RSI Application, a 500 word description of your research and a confidential letter of reference (sent from referee to rsi.busofficer@utoronto.ca)

Estimated total amount: $1500

CLOSED  

Drs. Walter Colston (Pete) Howell & Helene J. Polatajko-Howell Student Conference Presentation Fund

The Drs. Walter Colston (Pete) Howell & Helene J. Polatajko-Howell Student Conference Presentation Fund is intended to defray conference participation costs of RSI students, at the University of Toronto, who are presenting their work at a peer-reviewed national or international conference. The conference can be in person or virtual.

Estimated total amount: $100-$300. (five awards available)

Eligibility

  • Student must be registered full-time at the time of the conference.
  • Students must be in “good standing”
  • Be actively presenting your research (relevant to your current degree program) at an academic conference that occurs during the 2019-20 academic year (Sept 1st 2019-August 31st 2020).
  • Have not received payment for an SGS Conference Grant for the same conference during 2019-20.

Application Process - Please submit the following info to rsi.admin@utoronto.ca by June 26, 2020 
(NOTE: this award  does not require  an OSOTF Financial Needs Form or Application Form. Simply follow the instructions below to apply.)

  1. A brief letter (max 150 words) stating your thesis title, description, and the name of your supervisor.
  2. A travel budget, itemizing the individual costs you incurred or will incur for your conference travel, including registration fees. The conference must occur during this academic year (2019-20).
  3. Indicate whether you have received other forms of financial support to attend the conference, such as support from your supervisor.
  4. Indicate whether you have applied for the SGS Conference Grant.
  5. Proof that you have registered for the conference.
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