Graduate Student Financial Support

In the Temerty 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 Unit.  For the funding policy and payment details, students should contact their Graduate Unit.

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement

The Temerty 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. 

2022-2023 Temerty Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement

2021-2022 Temerty Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement

2020-21 HBFA Top-Up FAQ

Click here for Prior Agreements

Research Office

What's New in Research Funding?

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

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