Graduate Student Financial Support


Julie BrillIn the Faculty of Medicine many graduate programs offer doctoral-stream students support at levels above the U of T base funding commitment for doctoral-stream graduate students.  Graduate student base funding is derived from multiple sources.  The principal source will be major external competitive studentship awards including, but not limited to, CIHR, NSERC, and independent foundations.  Other sources of support will include U of T Fellowships, Departmental and Affiliated Hospital/Research Institute internal awards (i.e. OSOTF awards) and student stipends from supervisor’s own research grant.

Student base funding agreement is established at each Graduate Department.  For the funding policy and payment details, students should contact their Graduate Department.

The Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement currently governs the stipend amount for doctoral-stream students in all nine Basic Science and Clinical graduate units.   Yearly stipend amounts are calculated based on an estimate of living expenses (living allowance) and the current year’s tuition fees. 

2021-2022 Temerty Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement *2021-22 Tuition and Fees updated
2020-2021 Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement 

Click here for Prior Agreements

Rehabilitation Sciences Institute: RSI Student Funding Package Policy & Statement of Agreement: 2021-2022

Harmonized Base Funding Agreement -Additional Information
List of Harmonized Base Funding Agreement Awards Eligible for Top-Up

Graduate Award Information
External Awards
Internal Awards

Graduate Award Opportunities
FoM QEII-GSST Competition *Applications CLOSED for 2021-22*
OSOTF and other Endowed Awards Competition Applications closed for 2021-22

Financial Support
Student Financial Assistance
Provost's Response to Task Force on Graduate Student Financial Support
GLSE Leave of Absence (LOA) Stipendiary Fund

Reports and  Funding Resources
How Funding Works: Professional Programs
How Funding Works: Research-Stream Program
Improving Doctoral time-to-completion

Research Office
What's New in Research Funding?

We strongly encourage students to visit the Research Office for more funding opportunities for PIs