Deadline: June 5, 2012
- Applicant must be a full-time graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. The student must be registered with the School of Graduate Studies by August 31, 2012 in order to receive funding.
- M.Sc. Students:
Applicants must be within the first 2 years of an M.Sc. program (as of September 2012) to be eligible to apply for this award. The BBDC will not support M.Sc. students in their 3rd or greater year of their masters program.
- Ph.D. Students (Direct Entry):
Applicants must be within the first 3 years of a direct entry Ph.D. program (as of September 2012) to be eligible to apply for this award. The BBDC will not support direct entry Ph.D. students in their 4th or greater year of their program.
- Ph.D. (Transfer) Students:
Applicants who have transferred from a previous M.Sc. program must be commencing their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of study including time spent in the masters program (as of September 2012) to be eligible to apply. The BBDC will not support Ph.D. transfer students in their 5th or greater year of graduate studies
- To qualify, the student must be carrying out studies in diabetes research.
The research must be carried out at the University of Toronto or one of its fully affiliated institutions.
- The student’s supervisor (and co-supervisor if applicable) must hold a full-time faculty appointment with the University of Toronto and must also be a registered member(s)* of the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre. (*Faculty who are new to the field of diabetes research and are not members of the BBDC can request free membership by contacting the Centre prior to submitting an application. For more information, please see the Membership section of this web site).
- Applicant must demonstrate financial need and must be either a Canadian citizen or have “permanent residence” status in Ontario by August 31, 2012. If the student is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident at the time of application submission, proof must be supplied before funding will be initiated.
- Supervisors may submit a maximum of 2 applications.
- Students who have received BBDC studentships in the past may submit an application for this year’s competition.
IMPORTANT: Students must apply for funding from external agencies such as OGS, CIHR, NSERC, CDA, Heart & Stroke Canada, etc. by June 1, 2012. The BBDC will not fund applicants who have not applied to at least one external funding agency. Exceptions may be made for students who will be commencing their first year of Masters [M.Sc.] studies in September 2012.
Applicants must submit the following by the deadline date:
- A completed BBDC Graduate Studentship Application Form (PDF)
- A completed OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment Form (PDF)
- C.V. (3 pages maximum)
- Copy of cover and signature pages of studentship application(s) submitted to funding agencies
- One letter of recommendation
- Letter of support from proposed supervisor
- Official University transcript(s)
Items 1 – 7 listed above should be submitted together.
Contact the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre:
Phone: (416) 978-4656
Fax: (416) 978-4108