Graduate Studies Endowment Fund (GSEF)

The Department of Medicine has several Graduate Studies Endowment Fund (GSEF) awards and a Provost’s PhD Enhancement Fund (PPEF) available to full-time graduate students with supervisors in the department. If you are uncertain if your supervisor has an appointment in the Department of Medicine please search for them in our faculty directory

The majority of these are awarded to trainees accepted to the Eliot Philipson Clinician-Scientist Training Program (CSTP) and the Eliot Philipson Clinician-Educator Training Program (CETP), however there are a few that fall outside this category and are affliated with divisions and centres connected to the department.

All GSEF awards require a 50% match for the amount requested from the award fund. For example, a $6,000 award would require a $2,000 match amount in order to request $4,000 from the award. If you are not enrolled in the CSTP or CETP programs and would like to apply, please connect with your supervisor about securing potential match sources PRIOR to applying.

**Please note that not all awards are given out each year and award amounts may fluctuate from year to year.**

Name of Award Division/Centre/Program Description
GSEF - Clarence Henry Trelford Clinician-Scientist Award in Diabetes    BBDC To be awarded to a MSc or PhD student enrolled in a graduate program in the Faculty of Medicine, and affiliated with the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, or other unit undertaking research in diabetes, and who wishes to pursue a career as a clinician-scientist in the area of diabetes research. 
GSEF - Department of Medicine Clinician-Scientist /Clinician-Educator Training Fellowships  CSTP/CETP To graduate students enrolled in a master's or PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine associated with the Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist / Clinician-Educator Training Programs. Selection will be based on merit. Financial need would also be considered. Recipients will be determined through applications to the Clinician-Scientist / Clinician-Educator Training Programs. 
GSEF - GlaxoSmithKlein Clinician-Scientist Fellowship         CSTP To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in a U of T master's or PhD program associated with the Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist Training Program. Selection will be based on merit. Financial need would also be considered. Recipients will be determined through applications to the Clinician-Scientist Training Program. 
GSEF - Bram Appel Graduate Student Endowment Fund in Cardiology Award      Cardiology/CSTP To be awarded to one or more students in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto enrolled in a doctoral stream master's or PhD program. Recipients will be determined by a review of applications submitted to the Division of Cardiology of the University of Toronto. Awards will be granted to eligible candidates on the basis of merit according to the following descending order of priority. In the first instance, a graduate student or students under the primary supervision of a member of the faculty of the Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Division of Cardiology. Should no candidate be eligible in this category, in the third instance, a graduate student or students in the University of Toronto, Division of Cardiology, supervised at sites other than in Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, but enrolled in the Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist Training Program, and in the fourth instance, a graduate student or students under the primary supervision of a member of the faculty of the Division of Cardiology of the University of Toronto with their primary appointment at sties other than the Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network.
GSEF - Department of Neurology Clinician-Scientist / Clinician-Educator Fellowship     Neurology/CSTP/CETP To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in a master's or PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine and associated with the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine. Selection will be based on merit. Financial need would also be considered. Recipients will be determined through applications to the Clinician-Scientist / Clinician Educator Program.
GSEF - Division of Nephrology Clinician-Scientist / Clinician-Educator Training Fellowships     Nephrology/CSTP/CETP To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in a U of T master's or PhD program affiliated with the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, and associated with the Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist / Clinician-Educator Training Programs. Selection will be based on merit. Financial need will also be considered. Recipients will be determined through applications to the Division of Nephrology.
GSEF - Schering Canada Clinician-Scientist / Clinician-Educator Fellowship Award     CSTP/CETP To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in a master's or PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine and associated with the Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist / Clinician-Educator Training Programs. Selection will be based on merit. Financial need will also be considered. Recipients will be determined through applications to the Clinician-Scientist / Clinician-Educator Training Programs. 
GSEF - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Emergency Department Graduate Student Award  Emergency Medicine To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in a master's or PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine associated with the Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine. Selection will be based on merit, based on the recommendation of the Division of Emergency Medicine Executive Committee. Financial need will also be considered. If a suitable candidate is not identified in a particular year, other candidates associated with the department would be considered.
GSEF - St. Michael's Hospital Emergency Medicine Graduate Student Award    Emergency Medicine To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in a master's or PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine associated with the Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine. Selection will be based on merit, based on the recommendation of the Division of Emergency Medicine Executive Committee. Financial need will also be considered. If a suitable candidate is not identified in a particular year, other candidates associated with the department would be considered.
GSEF - University Health Network (UHN) Emergency Medicine Graduate Student Award    Emergency Medicine To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in a master's or PhD program associated with the Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine. Selection will be based on merit, based on the recommendation of the Division of Emergency Medicine Executive Committee. Financial need will also be considered. If a suitable candidate is not identified in a particular year, other candidates associated with the department would be considered.
GSEF - Novo Nordisk Clinician-Scientist / Clinician-Educator Fellowship  Endocrinology/CSTP/CETP To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in a master's or PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine and associated with the Division of Endocrinology. Selection will be based on academic merit. Financial need will also be considered. Recipients will be determined through applications to the Clinician-Scientist / Clinician-Educator Training Programs.
GSEF - The Nycomed Graduate Student Award   Respirology To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in a master's or PhD program at the University of Toronto associated with the Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology. Selection will be based on academic merit. Financial need will also be considered.
GSEF - Dr. John C. L. Lee Clinician-Scientist Fellowship in Thrombosis  CSTP To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in a master's or PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine associated with the Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist Training Program who are planning to conduct basic clinical research in thrombosis or blood coagulation. Selection will be based on merit. If there are two equally qualified candidates in any given year, financial need would also be considered. Recipients will be determined through applications to the Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist Training Program. The award may be renewable in future years.
GSEF - Boehringer Ingelheim/Pfizer Clinician-Scientist Fellowship in Respirology Award   Respirology/CSTP/CETP To graduate students enrolled in a University of Toronto master's or PhD program associated with the Division of Respirology, in particular for students training within the University Health Network. Selection will be based on academic merit. Financial need would also be considered.  Recipients will be determined through applications to the Clinician-Scientist/Clinician-Educator Training Program.
GSEF - Dr. Paul Kortan Scholarship in Endoscopy Award    Gastroenterology/CSTP To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in a University of Toronto master's or PhD program affiliated with the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology with a demonstrated interest in endoscopy and associated with the Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist Training Program. Selection will be based on merit. Recipients will be determined through application to the Clinician-Scientist Training Program. 
PPEF - Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Andrew Labzoffsky Graduaet Student Scholarship in Clinical Virology Infectious Diseases Full-time PhD in infectious diseases/domestic or international.

If you have questions please contact the Department of Medicine research administrator

To apply please submit the following items via email by Tuesday, July 4, 2017;

  • GSEF Application Form
  • Short Description of Research;
    • A one-page letter, in easily understandable terms, summarizing your research, and evidence of involvement and interest in extra-curricular activities.
  • Transcripts;
    • First year Masters students – attach transcript for fourth year undergraduate degree
    • Current Masters or PhD students – attach transcript for the current degree program
  • Letter of Recommendation from your supervisor
  • Financial Needs Assessment Form
    • this is required for all the GSEF awards listed above

All applications will be checked for eligibilty and reviewed.

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