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 Conditions Deadline*

2018-2019 Connaught International Scholarships for Doctoral Students

This award is intended for international students admitted to the September 2018 academic year. Jan 15, 2018

2018-2019 Mackenzie King Scholarships

Due to the competitive nature of these awards and the number of potentially eligible University of Toronto students/alumni, individuals who apply through U of T must meet all of the following criteria at the time of application. Jan 15, 2018

2018 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
Annual Alumni Awards

The Rehabilitation Sciences Institute recognizes the outstanding contributions of its alumni in diverse fields and roles locally, nationally, and around the world to improve health, well-being, participation, and inclusion. Please click here for nomination form.

Please use this form to nominate a Rehabilitation Science alumnus(a) for the Alumni Awards.
Jan 31, 2018

2018-2019 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Domestic/International Students)

Each year, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) allocates a number of OGS awards to the University for both domestic and International students. Due to the limited number of OGS awards available for international students, each graduate unit will receive a quota, ranging from 1-3 applications, to be submitted to and adjudicated centrally by SGS.

Jan 31, 2018

2018 Pursuit Award

The 2018 Pursuit Award – hosted by Holland Bloorview’s research institute – recognizing PhD students and recent alumni that have made significant contributions in applied or clinical childhood disability research.

Eligibility: Current PhD students (less than six months away from defence), postdoctoral trainees, and recent graduates (within one year of receiving their PhD) with a focus in any applied or clinical research specifically linked to childhood disability.

Feb 2, 2018

The 2018-19 Edwin S.H. Leong Scholarship

Nominees must be international applicants intending to commence a full-time research stream master’s or doctoral program beginning in fall 2018 at the University of Toronto. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and preference will be given to residents of Hong Kong pursuing research in one of the following fields of study: science, physics, management, math, or computer science. mid Feb

2018-19 Faculty of Medicine Queen Elizabeth II - Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)

Further details, competition guidelines, Cover Page, and full listing of awards are available at: www.glse.utoronto.ca/fom-qeii-gsst-competition .


Mar 30, 2018

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


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.


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



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



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



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



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



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




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