U of T Awards

Academic Awards

SGS University-Wide Awards

Through the generous support of numerous donors, a number of endowed awards have been established at SGS. Each award requires specific eligibility criteria and documentation.  For awards categorized as ‘OSOTF’, eligible applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, or protected persons, are residents of Ontario at the time of the application (as defined in the SGS website link provide below), and demonstrate financial need in the application’s financial need assessment form. For academic excellence, applicants must achieve the minimum grade of A- (80%, 3.7/4.0, 7.0/9).  Applicants may apply for more than one award in this competition. Transcripts are not required for these awards. For complete information and the list of University-Wide Awards, see the SGS website.

Value of Award Variable
Application Procedure Submit hard copy of complete application to GDPHS
Application deadline April, 2018 (5:00 pm) to GDPHS
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca
graduate.awards@sgs.utoronto.ca

Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award

Sponsored by the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA), one fellowship of up to $25,000 is awarded annually to a doctoral student who demonstrates outstanding academic excellence and extracurricular leadership. Applicants must be registered and in good standing in their second or third year of a doctoral program at the

University of Toronto at the time of nomination.  The selection committee will choose a group of finalists to be interviewed.  For more information, see UTAA  and SGS website.

Value of Award Up to $25,000 per year
Application Procedure Application at UTAA; submit paper copy of complete application to GAO
Application deadline December 6, 2017 (4:00 pm) to GAO
Contact graduate.awards@sgs.utoronto.ca

David Naylor University Fellowships

Endowed by a Gift from the Arthur L. Irving Foundation
The C. David Naylor University Fellowships are a prestigious entrance initiative designed to attract outstanding candidates from Atlantic Canadian provinces to graduate programs in the University of Toronto.  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, graduates of an Atlantic Canadian university and have been or will be offered admission to the first year of a full-time master’s or doctoral program at the University of Toronto.  In addition, eligible candidates must demonstrate within their admission application academic excellence (minimum grade of “A” (e.g., 85%, 3.85/4.0, 8.0/9) in every undergraduate and graduate course completed to date); and outstanding leadership potential and commitment of community services in one or more endeavors (including, but not limited to arts, sports, music, entrepreneurship, or social enterprise).  Applicants should contact the GDPHS when applying for admission.  Please refer to SGS website for more info.

Value of Award Two entrance fellowships of $30,000 (including tuition) per year
Nomination Procedure Applicants who meet the award criteria should contact GDPHS for possible nomination
Nomination deadline January 26, 2018 (5:00 pm) to GDPHS
Contact graduate.awards@sgs.utoronto.ca
grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

David Cornfield Melanoma Fund Award

With the purpose of supporting and advancing melanoma research, the University of Toronto (U of T) and the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund have jointly established the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund Award at U of T, with the purpose of supporting and advancing melanoma research. Under the direction and supervision of an advisory committee within the Faculty of Medicine, overseen by the Chair of the Department of Medicine, one annual award of approximately $4,000 will be available to residents and fellows in the Department of Medicine, or a student in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, who has demonstrated special interest and research achievements in the field of melanoma.

Value of Award
$4,000
Application Procedure
Application materials are submitted to Joanna King, research administrator.
Application deadline
March 31, 2018 (11:59 pm)
Contact
 www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca/david-cornfield-melanoma-fund-award

Connaught International Scholarships for Doctoral Students

The Connaught International Scholarship for Doctoral Students assist graduate units in recruiting and supporting top international graduate students. Approximately 20 scholarships will be awarded each year.  Nominees must be new international applicants who have or will be offered admission to full-time doctoral programs starting in the Fall term.  Nominees must not have been previously registered at UofT.  Applicants should contact PhD Program Director and GDPHS when applying for admission. Please visit SGS website for further details.

Value of Award $35,000 per award (includes cost of domestic tuition, incidental fees and the program’s standard minimum stipend) and is renewable for the maximum duration of five years.
Application Procedure No application required. Nomination will be made by GDPHS based on admission applications
Application deadline Early February 2018
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

DLSPH Awards

Academic Awards – application required

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)

The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology program is designed to encourage excellence in doctoral studies in science and technology. The program is supported through funds provided by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and funds raised by the University of Toronto from the private sector.  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are registered or intend to be registered as a full PhD student (Year 1- 5).  Applicants must have a minimum average of A- (80%, 3.7/4.0 or 7.0/9) and also exhibit research ability or potential, excellent communication skills and interpersonal and leadership abilities.  For more information, refer to the SGS website.

There are four QEII-GSST scholarships available:

  1. Queen Elizabeth II/Inge and Ralf Hoffmann Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology
    Eligibility: PhD students in Public Health Sciences who are pursuing research in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences.
  2. Queen Elizabeth II/Aventis Pasteur Limited/John G. FitzGerald Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology
    Preference will be given in the following order:  1) PhD students enrolled in the Biostatistics program in Public Health Sciences.  2) PhD students in Public Health Sciences.
  3. Queen Elizabeth II/C.P. Shah Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
    Eligibility: PhD students in Public Health Sciences.
  4. Queen Elizabeth II/Mary Beck Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
    Preference will be given to graduate students enrolled in the PHS or IHPME who are pursuing studies in community mental health care delivery services.  Students must be registered full-time in the PhD program (Years 1-5) in PHS or PhD program (Years 1-4) in IHPME.

    Value of Award $15,000 for one year
    Application Procedure Apply using U of T OGS online application and complete QEII cover page (available in April)
    Application deadline May 2018 – Applicants must complete the OGS online application and submit QEII cover page by the deadline date to GDPHS
    Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Andrea Sass-Kortsak Award

To be awarded to an outstanding Research Master’s or PhD student enrolled in DLSPH, including IHPME. This is a merit-based award. Preference will be given to a graduate student engaged in research related to management, evaluation or policy related to occupational health or, secondly, to a PhD student in the Occupational and Environmental Health program.

Value of Award $4,000  (approximate)
Application Procedure The competition will be made available to students in June. Submit completed application to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences.
Application deadline June, 2018
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Dalla Lana Scholarships

To be awarded to Master’s students in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Value of Award $5,000 (approximate)
Application Procedure Nomination by the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences based on admission applications.
Application deadline N/A
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Heather Milne Nielsen Graduate Scholarship

To be awarded to up to four full-time or part-time students studying in the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program in Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Toronto. In keeping with the interests of Heather Milne Nielsen, preference will be given to students who meet the following criteria through a combination of study and experience: broad perspective of nutrition long term strategic thinking skills that s/he is innovative, questioning, motivated to share knowledge and receptive to new ways of thinking and ideas that s/he values and respects the individual and the community and has the potential to build community capacity. Priority will be given to those students who are committed to pursuing interdisciplinary study to broaden understanding of the multifactorial causes of nutritional issues.

Value of Award $3,000 (approximate)
Application Procedure The competition will be made available to students in May. Submit completed application to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences.
Application deadline June, 2018
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Peter A. Singer Graduate Award in Bioethics (GSEF)

To be awarded to one or more Master’s or PhD students enrolled in the Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics to support a thesis project. Preference is given to students with projects using a solution-oriented approach and to students of merit. A ‘solution oriented approach’ isn’t simply descriptive or critical but is constructive along the lines of proposing something concrete in response to the issue/problem identified, e.g., a thesis that includes concrete policy recommendations, a protocol to change practice, a social enterprise, etc.

Value of Award $3,000 (approximate)
Application Procedure
Required; as per the application process on the JCB website.
Application deadline  May 9, 2018
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca
jcb.ea@utoronto.ca

Merit + Need-based Awards – Application Required

Drs. Jeanne Ikeda Douglas and Foch A. Douglas Fellowship Graduate Student Endowment Fund (GSEF)

The Drs. Jeanne Ikeda Douglas and Foch A. Douglas Fellowship Graduate Student Endowment Fund (GSEF) is open to full-time Master’s students in Public Health Sciences, based on academic merit and financial need. There are no restrictions based on citizenship or status in Canada or year of study.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need and achieve a minimum grade of A- (80%, 3.7/4.0 or 7.0/9).

Value of Award $1,000 – $3,000 (approximate)
Application Procedure The competition will be made available to students in May. Submit completed application to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences.
Application deadline Late May
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Ontario Trust Student Support (OTSS) – Dalla Lana Graduate Scholarships

OTSS awards are given to full-time students registered in Public Health Sciences on the basis of financial need and academic excellence.  OTSS funds are generated from interest income earned from endowments donated by various donors.

OTSS awards are restricted to individuals who meet all of the following criteria at the time of application:

  1. Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or protected person;
  2. Residents of Ontario at the time of application (as defined in University-Wide Awards, Eligibility to Apply); and
  3. Demonstrates financial need.

In addition, applicants must have achieved a minimum grade of A- (80%, 3.7/4.0 or 7.0/9). Master’s students Years 1 and 2 and PhD students Years 1-5 are eligible to apply. Awards may contribute towards the annual minimum funding commitment for PhD students.

Value of Award $1,000 – $3,000 for one year
Application Procedure The competition will be made available to students in May. Submit completed application to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences.
Application deadline Late May
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Ontario Trust Student Support (OTSS) – Mervis-Simon Family Award in Bioethics at the University of Toronto

To be awarded to a graduate student in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need. The endowment will support a clinical ethics thesis project award for graduate students enrolled in the Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics. Preference will be given to students with a career interest in bioethics.

“Clinical ethics” is broadly construed to include ethics research related to clinical settings, including organizational ethics, research ethics and public health ethics. Preference will be given to students with a career interest in Bioethics.

OTSS awards are restricted to individuals who meet all of the following criteria at the time of application:

  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or protected persons.
  • Residents of Ontario at the time of application (as defined in University-Wide Awards, Eligibility to Apply); and
  • Demonstrates financial need.

In addition, applicants must have achieved a minimum grade of A- (80%, 3.7/4.0 or 7.0/9). Master’s students Years 1 and 2 and PhD students Years 1-5 are eligible to apply. Awards may contribute towards the annual minimum funding commitment for PhD students.

Value of Award $1,500 (approximate)
Application Procedure
Required; as per the application process on the JCB website.
Application deadline May 9, 2018
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca
jcb.ea@utoronto.ca

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

OSOTF is a category of awards that have been developed through a matching program with the Ontario government.  The province, university and donor each contribute 1/3 of the award. The value of these awards are based on the annual income earned.

OSOTF awards are restricted to individuals who meet all of the following criteria at the time of application:

  1. Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or protected person;
  2. Residents of Ontario at the time of application (as defined in University-Wide Awards, Eligibility to Apply); and
  3. Demonstrates financial need.

In addition, applicants must have achieved a minimum grade of A- (80%, 3.7/4.0 or 7.0/9).  Master’s students Years 1 and 2 and PhD students Years 1-5 are eligible to apply. Awards may contribute towards the annual minimum funding commitment for PhD students.

Value of Award
Variable - $500 up to $3,000  for one year
Application Procedure
The competition will be made available to students in May. Submit completed
application to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences.
Application deadline
Late May
Contact
grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Each individual OSOTF award has additional specific eligibility requirements as noted in the award description below.  Please review the award criteria carefully to ensure you are eligible before you apply.

The Anthony B. Miller Prize in Cancer Epidemiology
To be awarded on the basis of financial need, to a full-time graduate student in the doctoral program in the field of cancer epidemiology or screening.  Academic merit will also be considered.

Danielle Haasz Graduate Scholarship
To be awarded on the basis of financial need to full-time students with excellent academic record to a MPH Nutrition and Dietetics student on the basis of financial need and academic merit, with emphasis on Dietetics, and leading to professional registration in the Association of the Dietitians of Canada.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Award
This award is given, on a rotational basis, to full-time students studying in one of three programs: MSc/PhD Biostatistics, PhD Epidemiology and MPH Epidemiology.  It is awarded to students on the basis of financial need and academic excellence. This award is available to these students in:

2017-18 – PhD Epidemiology
2018-19 – MPH Epidemiology
2019-20 – MSc/PhD Biostatistics, etc.

Grace (Weymark) Morgan Scholarship
To be awarded to a MPH Nutrition and Dietetics student on the basis of financial need and academic excellence. Preference will be given to undergraduate students from Memorial University.

Institute for Work and Health Graduate Fellowship
To be awarded on the basis of financial need to a full-time student who is studying within the broad area of work and health.  Academic merit will also be considered.

Lifebeat ’96 Graduate Studentship Award in Women’s Health
To be awarded to a full or part-time Master’s student registered in the Family and Community Medicine program, on the basis of financial need and who is studying within the area of women’s health.

Mary Elizabeth McGanity Parkin Graduate Fellowship in Community Health
To be awarded to a full or part-time Master’s student registered in the Family and Community Medicine program that demonstrate financial need, strong interest in the Care of the Elderly field, and academic merit.

Occupational Hygiene Scholarships
To be awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the MPH Occupational & Environmental Health program on the basis of financial need. Academic merit will also be considered.

Sanofi Student Scholarship

To be awarded to a Master’s student who has successfully completed their first year of study in the MPH program in Epidemiology at DLSPH. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has an interest in Implementation Science, Immunization Policy, and/or Public Health Policy. Selection will be based upon academic excellence and financial need.

Value of Award $5,000 (annually)
Application Procedure A call for applications will go out in May. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a needs assessment form to demonstrate their financial need.
Application deadline June, 2018
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Need-based Awards – application required

Dr. Stanley C. Best Memorial Fund

To support a needy foreign Master’s or PhD Biostatistics student.  “Needy” may refer to living expenses, tuition or travel. “Foreign” is taken to refer to students from developing countries.

Value of Award Variable – $500 up to $3,000  for one year
Application Procedure The competition will be made available to students in May. Submit completed application to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences.
Application deadline TBD
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Professional Master’s Bursary

The Professional Master’s Bursary is available to full-time professional Master’s students (MPH or MScCH) with demonstrated financial need. Applicants must have applied to OSAP or provincial funding from their home province.  If a student has made a conscious decision not to apply for provincial loans, he/she will generally not be considered eligible for this bursary.  Part-time students may be considered on a case by case basis for unforeseen circumstances. The funding will be pro-rated for part-time students.

Call for applications is sent out in the Fall session (late November).

Contact: grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Hastings Memorial Fellowship

During the tenancy of the fellowship, the holder shall engage in original investigations in the field of Public Health under the direction of the Public Health Sciences faculty. The award may take into consideration financial need. The award will be available to PhD students enrolled full-time in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences.

Value of Award
Variable
Application Procedure
Award given to students in their final years of the PhD program.
Students are to submit supporting documents (ie. Letter from supervisor and indication
of where the money will be used, e.g. tuition, travel for thesis research, etc.)
Application deadline
As needed
Contact
grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

School Spring Prizes – Application required

J.G. Cunningham Prize

Awarded to a physician enrolled in the MPH Occupational and Environmental Health Program for academic excellence.  Highest GPA achieved by a graduating student from the MPH Occupational and and Environmental Health program, who is also a physician.

Value of Award
$100 (approximate)
Application Procedure
Students are eligible to apply directly for this award and/or be nominated 
by faculty. Applications and nominations to be submitted to the Graduate 
Department of Public Health Sciences.
Application deadline
May each year
Contact
grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

David Coburn Award

The award will be available to Master’s/PhD students enrolled in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences in the field of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences. To be awarded on the basis of academic achievement

Value of Award
$500 (approximate)
Nomination Procedure
Students are eligible to apply directly for this award and/or be nominated
by faculty. Applications and nominations to be submitted to the Graduate 
Department of Public Health Sciences
Application deadline
May each year
Contact
grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Gina Gesser Memorial Award

Awarded to a current or graduating student in the MPH Health Promotion program on the basis of academic achievement and who  shows promise in scholarly unity commitments as reflected by Gesser’s work, namely gerontology, public policy, equity in health care and health concerns of immigrant populations.

Value of Award variable
Nomination Procedure Students are eligible to apply directly for this award and/or be nominated by faculty. Applications and nominations to be submitted to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences.
Application deadline May each year
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

John Hsieh Award

The award will be available to MSc/PhD students enrolled in Biostatistics. To be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and the student’s contribution to the student body.

Value of Award $300 (approximate)
Nomination Procedure Students are eligible to apply directly for this award and/or be nominated by faculty. Applications and nominations to be submitted to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences
Application deadline May each year
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Dr. Ilze Kalnins Award

Awarded to Master or PhD students enrolled in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences in the field of Social and Behaviour Health Sciences. To be awarded on the basis of academic achievement.

Value of Award $300 (approximate)
Nomination Procedure Students are eligible to apply directly for this award and/or be nominated by faculty. Applications and nominations to be submitted to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences
Application deadline May each year
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Dr. Peter Kong-Ming New Memorial Award

Awarded to a student enrolled in Master’s or Ph.D. studies for the best paper submitted to a course in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences during the previous calendar year. Thesis and dissertations are ineligible for consideration.

Value of Award $300-$500 (approximate)
Nomination Procedure Students are eligible to apply directly for this award and/or be nominated by faculty. Applications and nominations to be submitted to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences
Application deadline May each year
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Health and Human Rights Prize

Awarded annually to a DLSPH graduate student for the best paper on health and human rights submitted to a course during the academic year. Theses and dissertations are ineligible for consideration. The aim of this prize is to encourage research on the relationship between health and human rights and is funded both by the Canada Research Chair program and DLSPH.

Value of Award $500
Application Procedure Submitted to the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences Graduate Office. Click here for guidelines
Application deadline Late April
Contact grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca

SCHOOL SPRING PRIZES – no APPLICATION REQUIRED

Mary Jane Ashley Award

Awarded to a student in the Collab Program in Addiction Studies with the highest academic standing. Academic achievement and a clear interest in the population health aspects of alcohol, tobacco or other psychoactive substances will be the criteria for selection.

$500 – $1,000 (approximate)

Dr. E. Aileen Clarke Prize

To be awarded to a second year student in the Master’s Program in Epidemiology on the basis of academic merit. The student’s research will be in the area of cancer epidemiology.

$1,500 (approximate)

Randall Coates Epidemiology Prize

Awarded to a MPH or PhD Epidemiology  current/ graduating student studying in the area of communicable diseases and demonstrates academic excellence.

$400 (approximate)

Donald Fraser Memorial Award

Awarded to graduating MPH student who has achieved superior academic standing.

$250 –  $500 (approximate)

Richard Jaan Helmeste Memorial Award

To be awarded to a graduating student who achieves the highest grades in the Professional Master’s program in Occupational and Environmental Health whose interest is in Occupational Hygiene.

$300 (approximate)

David Hewitt Award

Awarded to a current or graduating student who has contributed substantially to the intellectual and social life of the public health sciences student body.

$250 (approximate)

W. Harding Le Riche Award

Awarded to a graduating MPH student in Epidemiology with the highest academic standing in degree required courses.

$200 (approximate)

Wilfred H. McKinnon Palmer Academic Award

To be awarded to a full or part-time Master’s student registered in the Family and Community Medicine program, on the basis of academic excellence.

$500 – $1,000 (approximate)

Dr. Barbara A. McLaren Scholarship

To be awarded to a MPH Nutrition and Dietetics student who has achieved academic excellence. In keeping with the interests of Dr. McLaren, preference in selection shall be given to students interested in those aspects of human nutrition that relate to the community or to the understanding and control of problems such as obesity that are prevalent in the community.

$1,000 (approximate)

James A. McNab North York General Hospital Health Promotion Scholarship

Recognition to a current or graduating MPH student who has demonstrated outstanding potential for excellence in the area of Health Promotion.

$1,000 – $2,000 (approximate)

Anne-Liis Ots-Goodman Prize

Awarded to a graduating student in MPH Occupational Environmental Health with highest academic standing.

$100 – $200 (approximate)

Public Service Health & Safety Association Award

To be awarded to a second year Occupational and Environmental Health student in the professional MPH program on the basis of academic excellence (highest GPA) in their first year in the program.

$2,500 (approximately)

Dr. R. B Sutherland Memorial Award

Awarded to a student who has achieved the highest grade in CHL5410H (Occupational Epidemiology) and whose program of study is directly relevant to occupational health research.

$200 – $300 (approximate)

Residency Training Program Awards

C.P. Shah Award

Awarded annually to a resident enrolled in the Residency Program in Public Health and Preventive Medicine whose field or written report has been judged as the best and of sufficient quality by the appropriate committee of faculty members appointed by the Director of the program.

The award will not necessarily be awarded each year.  Recipients will not be eligible in subsequent years.  The first award was given in 1988.

Value of Award variable
Application Procedure Contact PHPM Residency Program Director
Application deadline TBC
Contact cph.dlsph@utoronto.ca

Community Medicine Educational Achievement Award

Awarded annually to a resident enrolled in the Residency Program in Public Health and Preventive Medicine who has made a substantial contribution to the education of undergraduate medical students, physicians and others outside the residency program.

Value of Award variable
Application Procedure Contact PHPM Residency Program Director
Application deadline First Monday in May annually
Contact cph.dlsph@utoronto.ca