Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

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*  
2019-20 GLSE OSOTF & Other Endowed Awards Competition

Through the generous support of numerous donors, a number of endowed awards have been established at the Faculty of Medicine. This year, 23 awards with individual eligibility criteria and values are offered within the GLSE OSOTF and Other Endowed Awards Competition.

Apr 15,
2019

 
RSI Alumni Awards

The Rehabilitation Sciences Institute’s (RSI) Alumni Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of our alumni, who are committed to promoting health, well-being, participation, and inclusion in their diverse fields.

Nomination Form

Apr 28,
2019

*EXTENDED*

 
2019-2020 SGS University-Wide Awards Through the generous support of numerous donors, a number of endowed awards have been established at the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). This year, approximately 20 awards with individual eligibility criteria and values are available within the SGS University-Wide Awards competition. Students to pay particular attention to the individual criteria for each of these awards (posted on the SGS Website) Apr 30,
2019
 
2019-20 Scholars-at-Risk Fellowship

Established with initial funding from the Donner Canadian Foundation, the School of Graduate Studies, together with Massey College provides this Fellowship, on an annual basis, an established mechanism through which the University of Toronto is able to receive international graduate students who fall into one of the two categories listed below. The Fellowship offers students financial support for academic endeavours and the opportunity to participate in the Massey College community. Please note that the Fellowship does not provide any form of assistance in obtaining travel visas, or refugee status claims.

Eligible international students fall into two categories:

  1. Students who are currently in Canada as Protected Persons under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), but unable to return to their home countries; or
  2. Students whose academic careers have been impacted by changing political environments in their country of current study, such as by changes in immigration law.
May 15,
2019
 

*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 TBD

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, the applicant’s supervisor and the Graduate Coordinator.

Complete the OSOTF Needs Assessment form, 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

To be 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.

Estimated total amount: $1000

TBD

 

Judy Willcocks Memorial Bursary 

To be 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.

Estimated total amount: $1000

TBD

 

Marguerite Harland Smith Graduate Award in Rehabilitation Science

To be 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.

Estimated total amount: $2000

TBD

 

Ruth Bradshaw Award 

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.

Estimated total amount: $1000

TBD

 

Gwen Bell Endowment Fund 

Awarded to an Occupational Therapist who is in year one in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto. 

Estimated total amount: $1000

TBD

 

Robin Schaffer Graduate Scholarship

To be awarded on the basis of academic merit, to a graduate student with an Occupational Therapy background, who is year one in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto. Financial need may also be taken into consideration.

Estimated total amount: $1000

TBD

 

*NEW* Polatajko-Howell Fund

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

Estimated total amount: $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 2017-18 academic year (Sept 1st 2017-August 31st 2018).
  • Have not received payment for an SGS Conference Grant during 2017-18.

Application Process- Please submit the following info to rsi.admin@utoronto.ca by June 15th 2018

  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 ( 2017-18).
  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.
TBD