Faculty-Wide OSOTF and other Endowed Awards

List of OSOTF, OTSS and Other Endowed Awards Offered Through Graduate and Life Sciences Education

PLEASE NOTE: Application forms and/or guidelines are available in hard or electronic copy from Graduate and Life Sciences Education (GLSE).

For the purpose of applying for an OSOTF and OTSS awards, financial need can be demonstrated by applying for OSAP or by completing and attaching a Needs Assessment form, available at GLSE or through Graduate Unit Offices. If you have already been assessed for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or the University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS), complete the indicated sections of the Needs Assessment Form. If you have applied for OSAP, but did not receive the result of assessment, complete the entire form. If you have not applied for OSAP, complete the form also.

The lists below identify if the endowed awards require demonstration of financial need (e.g., OSOTF and OTSS awards).

Deadlines for competitions are generally announced early in the spring. Contact: Graduate and Life Sciences Education Office, Debbie Chau at debbie.chau@utoronto.ca

Award Name

Description/Eligibility

Demonstration of Financial Need Required?

Kristi Piia Callum Memorial Fellowship in Ovarian Cancer Research (OSOTF)

To be awarded on the basis of financial need to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine. First preference is to graduate students who are doing research in the field of familial ovarian cancer; second preference is to graduate students doing research in the field of ovarian cancer. Academic excellence will also be considered.

YES

Hilda and William Courtney Clayton Paediatric Research Fund

To be awarded to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine doing children’s health research.  The endowment will fund five awards to domestic or international doctoral stream students (MSc or PhD).

NO

Dr. Joe A. Connolly Memorial Award (OSOTF)

To be awarded to a senior student currently registered in the PhD programme (3rd year or beyond) at the University of Toronto who demonstrates financial need, excellence in cell biology research, and is involved and interested in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.  Donor preference is to have one award recipient selected each year.  Under exceptional circumstances, secondary preference is to have two award recipients.

YES

CRND Graduate Student Aid Endowment (OSOTF)

To be awarded to graduate students in CRND in the Faculty of Medicine on the basis of financial need.

YES

James F. Crothers Family Fellowships in Peripheral Nerve Damage (OSOTF)

To be awarded to graduate level students in the Faculty of Medicine on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an involvement in basic research into the causes and treatment of peripheral nerve damage, repair and regeneration.

YES

Dr. Goran Enhorning Award in Pulmonary Research (OSOTF)

To be awarded to a student that qualifies based on both Financial need and Academic standing of a Master’s or PhD candidate in the Faculty of Medicine who is doing innovative basic science or clinical research related to pulmonary physiology.

YES

Frank Fletcher Memorial Fund (OSOTF)

To be awarded to a graduate student in the Faculty of Medicineon the basis of financial need who is pursuing study and research of the cause and cure of cancer.

YES

Teresina Florio Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Research (OSOTF)

To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine working on translational aspects and/or clinical applicable strategies of cancer biology with an interest in the development of alternative and innovative strategies of cancer treatment that emphasize current personalized approaches (e.g. stem cell or nanotechnologies).

Student must be in good academic standing and registered full time in a doctoral stream (MSc or PhD) graduate program.

Note: Student recipient is expected to provide a brief written report at the end of the term of the scholarship concerning his/her progress.

YES

Frist-Jus Annual Memorial Award (OSOTF)

To be awarded to graduate students specializing in the area of psychopharmacology, including neurotransmitter and Neuroreceptor research on the basis of financial need and academic performance.

YES

Margaret & Howard Gamble Research Grant (OSOTF)

To be awarded to graduate students on the basis of financial need who are involved in basic science research related to adults and/or children with cognitive disabilities.

YES

Hayden Hantho Award (OSOTF)

To be awarded on the basis of financial need to graduate students who are registered in degree programs studying pediatric neuroscience at the University of Toronto.

YES

Baden Havard Endowment Fund

To be awarded to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine conducting research related to the cause and cure of Multiple Sclerosis.

NO

Peterborough K.M.Hunter Charitable Foundation Graduate Awards

Specific Eligibility of this Award:
To be awarded to Ph.D. students (Year 1 – 5) studying in the Faculty of Medicine and researching in one of the following areas: arthritis, cerebral palsy, cancer, diabetes, glaucoma, heart and stroke, lung disease, mental health, neurodegenerative disease, or nutrition.

Note: Any one student may not hold the award more than three times in the five-year period of PhD study.

Amount Available: Eleven studentships of up to $25,000 each will be awarded.

NO

Dr. Jesse Keshin Graduate Student Award (OSOTF)

To be awarded to a Faculty of Medicine graduate student on the basis of financial need.

YES

Dr. Edward Ketchum Graduate Student Scholarships (OSOTF)

To be awarded to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine whose studies are in the area of hematological and small intestinal malignancies, especially those with celiac disease.

YES

Dr. Bernard Lau Memorial Scholarship (B): Graduate Bursary (OSOTF)

To be awarded to a graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine who best demonstrates the qualities of Dr. Lau. In addition to extracurricular activities and a demonstrated concern for disadvantaged members of the community, the committee will also consider the candidate's work in developing countries, or with the native people of Canada or in remote areas. Financial need will also be considered.

YES

Sona Noran Pancha Graduate Award in Leukemia Research To be awarded to a graduate student enrolled in a doctoral stream Master’s or PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine with preference given to students whose research is focused on understanding the molecular events leading to the initiation and propagation of leukemic cells and the factors triggering those events. Selection will be based on excellence and outstanding achievement in this area of Leukemia research.              YES

Al and Hannah Perly Graduate Student Scholarship (OSOTF)

To be awarded to graduate students who are studying in the area of Women's Health in the Faculty of Medicine on the basis of financial need.

YES

David Rae Graduate Student Scholarship (OSOTF)

To be awarded to graduate students who are studying in the areas of leukemia and lymphoma at the Faculty of Medicine on the basis of financial need.

OSOTF

Scace Graduate Fellowship in Alzheimer's Research (OSOTF)

To be awarded on the basis of financial need to graduate students who are doing research in the field of Alzheimer's disease. Academic merit will also be considered.

OSOTF

Scace Graduate Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Research (OSOTF)

To be awarded on the basis of financial need to graduate students. First preference is to graduate students doing research in the field of prostate cancer with the Fleck/Tanenbaum Chair in Prostates Diseases. Second preference is to graduate students doing research in the field of prostate cancer. Academic excellence will also be considered.

OSOTF

Harry C Sharpe Fellowship

This award was given by the Harry Sharpe in honour of Alcoholics Anonymous and is to be awarded to a graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine whose studies and research are in the fields of addiction, substance abuse and/or gerontology.

Restricted Award

Theodore I. Sherman Graduate Award in Neuroscience (OSOTF)

To be awarded to graduate students in the Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Should there not be a suitable candidate in any given year, then the award will be more broadly open to other Faculty of Medicine graduate students in the field of neuroscience.

OSOTF

Paul Starita Graduate Student Fellowships (OSOTF)

To be awarded to Faculty of Medicine graduate students on the basis of financial need who are studying within the field of molecular medicine as it applies to prostate cancer.

OSOTF

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Student Scholarship (OSOTF)

Students accepted in Master's or Doctoral programs in any Faculty of the University of Toronto who will carry out their research or professional work at the TRI or at another suitable institution and whose studies will further the strategic directions of the TRI are eligible. Please contact Graduate Affairs regarding supervisory and other eligibility guidelines.

OSOTF

 

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