Respirology: Awards & Grants

Godfrey S. Pettit Block Term Grants

The Godfrey S Pettit Block Term Grants are competitive grants available to full time members of the Division of Respirology, University of Toronto (Lecturer level or higher) for the purpose of conducting research. These grants are be awarded on the basis of scientific merit. Priority will be given to new faculty (in the first 7 years of their appointment) and requests for funds that can be shared by more than one investigator.  The funds available per application will be $10,000, an additional $5,000 will be considered should the application presented be extremely strong and the budget well justified.

The applications will be judged by all members of the Division of Respirology Research Advisory Committee, and a minimum of one external reviewer. There will be 2 competitions each academic year, with applications due Nov 15 and April 15. A total of $50,000 will be awarded per academic year.   Funds should be spent within one year of allocation and reporting on fund use will be required prior to application for subsequent funds (see below).

Investigators who receive a Pettit Block Term grant will be expected to participate in peer review of subsequent applications, to present at Respirology Research Rounds, and at the Annual Respirology Research Day.

Please send your application to RESPIROLOGY@UTORONTO.CA

Terms of Reference and Application

Sheldon Mintz Undergraduate Teaching Award in Respirology


To recognize excellence in teaching, educational leadership and educational administration at the undergraduate level of members of the Division of Respirology at the University of Toronto.


Candidates may be nominated by faculty or students.
A candidate may be nominated based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Has received high average Teaching Effectiveness (TE) scores on medical student evaluations provided for pre-clerkship and clerkship teaching.
  • Has demonstrated consistent excellence in undergraduate teaching.
  • Has provided exemplary service to the division as an educational leader and administrator at the undergraduate level.

All winners should be an exemplary role model for medical students, demonstrating the CANMEDs roles with distinction. Basic scientists in the division, should demonstrate the role of translational research and the importance of basic science to the practice of medicine.

Selection Process

The selection committee will be made up of the Division Director, senior members of the executive of the division, and the chief medical resident of the Postgraduate Training Committee.

In the case of nominations based on category 1) The selection committee will be provided with a list of the faculty obtaining the top three average TE scores from the previous year. These scores must be derived from at least four (4) individual student evaluations and must be derived from all available scores. The division director will survey all TE scores for nomination and consideration for the award. In addition to the average TE score, individual components of the evaluation and comments made by the students that describe the teacher as an excellent role model will be considered.

In order for nominations to be considered, the nominators and/or nominees must provide supporting documentation for the candidate in the form of a curriculum vitae and/or teaching dossier. The nominees will be notified in advance to submit these supporting documents.

Any individual having already received the award within the previous five years will not be eligible.

Terms of Reference

Nomination Form

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