Masters and PhD candidate awards

These awards recognize the work of learners completing their masters or doctorial degrees in the Department of Psychiatry.

Cleghorn Award for Schizophrenia Studies

To be awarded annually to a graduate student in the faculty of Medicine's Institute of Medical Science on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given to students pursuing research in schizophrenia

Type: Philanthropic

Eligible recipients: PhD Candidates

Amount: Varies, support for PhD students

Criteria:

Graduate units ensure nominees meet eligibility criteria, including:
o OSOTF awards are restricted to individuals who meet all of the following criteria at the time of application:
1. Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident of Canada or Protected Person;
2. Resident of Ontario; and
3. Demonstrates financial need.
Note: Requirements to be considered a resident of Ontario follow the guidelines established by OSAP to
determine Ontario residency for OSAP and OSOTF awards.
o OSOTF awards require applicants to demonstrate financial need with an OSOTF Needs Assessment Form.
Applicants may refer to the FoM Expenses and Resources Guide for OSOTF Financial Need Assessment for
further information.
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o Preference in funding decisions will be given to students in the following year of study at time of tenure of
award
o Year 1-2 of their M.Sc. or
o Year 1-5 of their Ph.D.
o PhD students transferred from Masters have their PhD registration back-dated to the date of entry into
the MSc program for calculating their year of study.
o Students beyond these years will only be considered under exceptional circumstances. Graduate Units
must have an explanation noted in their adjudication file for any students selected beyond these years. 

Graduate units/Award Departments are responsible for adjudicating the OSOTF Awards and selecting their
top students based on academic excellence, individual award’s eligibility requirements, and financial need (if
applicable)

Graduate units/Award Departments are responsible for adjudicating the OSOTF Awards and selecting their top students based on academic excellence, individual award’s eligibility requirements, and financial need (if applicable).

Department of Psychiatry Research Day Best Presentation by Graduate Student Award

This award aims to acknowledge excellence within our scholarly community of graduate students.

Type: Departmental

Eligible recipients: Masters and PhD Candidates

Amount: $500

Criteria:

Awards will be presented for posters and oral presentations to Faculty and Trainees in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Awards will be judged based on the abstract submission and oral presentation/poster.

Nomination process:

All abstracts submitted for Department of Psychiatry Research Day will be considered automatically for an award.

Department of Psychiatry Research Day Best Poster Award

This award aims to encourage investigators in all disciplines in the Department of Psychiatry to present their research in a poster format.

Type: Departmental

Eligible recipients: All learners and faculty.

Amount: $500

Criteria:

Awards will be presented for posters and oral presentations to Faculty and Trainees in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Awards will be judged based on the abstract submission and oral presentation/poster.

Nomination process:

All abstracts submitted for Department of Psychiatry Research Day will be considered automatically for an award.