Explore a variety of internal and external award and scholarship opportunities available for international and domestic graduate students. 

All graduate students at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy are expected to apply for external awards. Students can apply for these awards in the year preceding their expected entrance into the graduate program, as well as in each year of the program.

Graduate faculty supervisors are expected to supplement external awards up to the minimum stipend level if appropriate. Students with external awards are also eligible for a Top Up award. The award is in addition to the external award and supplement.

The amounts from Department and Supervisor may vary based on the composition of the entire funding package. Please contact the Graduate Office for more information.

 

Graduate Student Funding for Award Recipients: Domestic Students

External Award

Award Amount

Top Up

Contribution from Department

Contribution from Supervisor  

Minimum Stipend

      MSc

PhD

MSc PhD

 

MSc

PhD

CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC CGS M

$17,500.00

$3,000.00

$7,000.00

$3,903.74

$31,403.74

OGS/QEII-GSST

$15,000.00

$3,000.00

$7,000.00

$10,000.00

$6,403.74 $5,687.02

$31,403.74

$33,687.02
CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC CGS D

$35,000.00

$3,000.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00 $0.00

$38,000.00
NSERC PGS D

$21,000.00

$3,000.00

$7,000.00

$9,687.02

$403.74 $0.00

$31,403.74

$33,687.02
SSHRC Doctoral $20,000.00 $3,000.00 $10,000.00 $687.02 $33,687.02

 

Graduate Student Funding for Award Recipients: International Students

 

*Total value of the award is $35,000

**Funding support for new Ontario Trillium Scholarship offers is currently suspended.

External Award Award Amount

Top Up

Contribution from Department

Contribution from Supervisor

Minimum Stipend

      Base amount Tuition MSc PhD MSc PhD
OGS $15,000.00 $3,000.00 $10,000.00 for PhD
$7,000.00 for MSc
$25,873.74 $6,407.02 $50,873.74 $34,407.02
Connaught International Scholarship* $10,000.00 $3,000.00 $16,421.35 $8,578.65 $38,000.00
Ontario Trillium** $26,667.00 $3,000.00 $13,333.00 $43,000.00

 

International Student

Learn more about international scholarship programs.


 

External Awards

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) – $15,000

Awards made possible by generous donations from Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., Patheon Inc., and the Bertha Rosenstadt Fund. Graduate scholarships are available for graduate studies in all disciplines in Ontario universities and colleges.

Award overview
Deadline: March 1st 

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Award

CIHR Doctoral Research Awards are intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in health sciences in Canada.  Candidates are expected to have exceptional research potential.  Applicants apply directly to CIHR through ResearchNet. 

For eligibility requirements and detailed ResearchNet instructions, please visit CIHR website.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) CGS and PGS Doctoral Award

NSERC offers Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) that provide financial support to outstanding graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in natural sciences or engineering. Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral awards are valued at $35,000 for 24 or 36 months (depending on eligibility). The NSERC CGSD is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Award overview
Applications are due early fall.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) CGS and PGS Doctoral Fellowship

SSHRC offers Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) that provide financial support to outstanding graduate students pursuing doctoral studies in a Canadian university. Canada Graduate Scholarships for doctoral studies are valued at $35,000 for 36 months. The SSHRC CGSD is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Award details
Applications are due early fall.

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s (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.

Award details
Applications are due late fall.

Rx&D Health Research Foundation – Canadian Institute of Health Research Scholarship

To be eligible for this award, candidates must be pursuing graduate studies at any Canadian Faculty of Pharmacy. The program is open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. The award is tenable only in Canadian schools of pharmacy.

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC)

The National Cancer Institute of Canada offers a limited number of research studentships (supported by the Terry Fox Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society) to outstanding PhD students who plan a career in cancer research in Canada. Applicants must be residents of Canada, and have completed at least two years of research training at the graduate level. 

Awards details

Addiction Research Foundation Research Training Awards

Applicants for a Research Training Award must secure the agreement of an Addiction Research Foundation scientist to act as supervisor for a mutually agreed upon research program.

Applications can be obtained from the:

Addiction Research Foundation, Research Secretariat
33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2S1;
Attention: Research Training Awards Program.

The Hospital for Sick Children’s Research Training Programs

This program provides research-training opportunities for students who are pursuing either a Masters or Doctoral degree in any biomedical science. Trainees must be registered in a graduate program at the University of Toronto. The supervisor must hold a graduate appointment at the University of Toronto and be a qualified staff member of the Hospital. All work must be carried out under the supervision of the Hospital for Sick Children supervisor.

Internal Awards

Departmental Awards

Current Full-time MSc and PhD students who have achieved an A- (3.7/4 or 80%) in each of the last two years are eligible to compete for the Departmental Awards or the Clinical, Social and Administrative Pharmacy Professors’ Award. Preference will be given to students who are within the funded cohort. The awards competition will be announced annually in the Spring. Applicants must submit their applications to the Graduate Office.

2021-22 Departmental Awards Application Form
2021-22 Clinical, Social and Administrative Pharmacy Professors' Award Application Form
List of Departmental Awards

The Queen Elizabeth II – Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology (QEII-GSST) – $15,000

Major funding for these awards are provided by Pfizer Canada and the Merck Foundation. The Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology is designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies in science and technology. The program is supported through funds provided by the Province of Ontario and by funds raised by the University of Toronto from the private sector. Applicants must be either Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Deadline: March 1st

Connaught International Scholarships Doctoral Students

The Connaught scholarship is an entrance scholarship for students with outstanding academic record, who are entering a research-oriented graduate program at the University of Toronto. 

Award details
Deadline: Early winter

Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS)

The Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) is designed to encourage international PhD students to pursue research at the University of Toronto.

Funding support for new Ontario Trillium Scholarship offers is currently suspended.

Shaping Student Life and Learning

The Shaping Student Life and Learning Fund (SSLL) was established through the generous annual donations of alumni, industry, friends, faculty and staff of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Each year, funds are available to students at the Faculty in support of various events, activities, campaigns and initiatives that enrich the student experience.

Click here for a Shaping Student Life and Learning Fund application.

If you have any questions regarding the Shaping Student Life and Learning Fund, please contact:

Laura Warman
Coordinator, Advancement & Alumni Relations
E-mail: alumni.pharmacy@utoronto.ca