Although, as a professional masters program, the TRP does not offer guaranteed stipends, students are expected to learn how to seek and apply for both project and individual funding. During the program, students are encouraged…


Identifying Funding Agencies will depend on the nature of each proposed project but opportunities may include:


Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) 

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels. An OGS is awarded for one academic year, which may consist of two or three consecutive terms. The value of the OGS is $5,000 per term. One-term awards are not granted. A total of 2,000 Scholarships will be awarded annually. Of these, 60 scholarships will be awarded to students who have received a temporary resident visa as a member of the student class under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) (Referred to as ‘Temporary Resident Visa Student Class”).

Value: $15,000/year or $5,000/term

Application Procedure: Application are completed through the OGS website.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR awards are intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in health sciences. These candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity. 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) and Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) 

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) provide financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in master’s or doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering. The CGS will be offered to the top-ranked applicants at each level (master’s and doctoral) and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered an NSERC PGS. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields. NSERC encourages interested and qualified Aboriginal students to apply.

Value: CGS Masters ($17,500/year) and PGS Masters ($17,300/year)

Application Procedure: Applications are completed through the NSERC website. Students may only apply to one council (CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC) in a given year.

Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS)

NSERC IPS awards allow graduate students in natural sciences and engineering to gain valuable research experience in an industrial setting while completing their graduate degree. Students do most of their research on campus, but also spend at least 20% of their time working at a company on research related to their thesis.

Value: $15,000 plus a company contribution of $6,000/year

Application Procedure: Contact Awards Officer Kristen Harshman-Best for more information on application prodecure and deadlines (t: 416-978-8260)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

SSHRC programs aim to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly-qualified personal by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities. 

Value: $17,500/year

Application Procedure: Applications are completed through the SSHRC website. Students may only apply to one council (CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC) in a given year.


Teaching Assistantships are a good way to build experience and supplement income during your program.  Students are not encouraged to TA for more than 10 hours per week as this may slow down program progress. Teaching Assistantships for TRP courses are posted on the website as they become available but are generally reserved for second-year students who have already completed the classes they are supporting.  TA’s are usually hired for LMP 2300, LMP 2322, LMP 2301 and LMP 2310, but this is subject to enrollment and need. As TRP currently has no undergraduate programs, students interested in TAs may pursue opportunities across campus.  If you need help looking for TA opportunities, come talk to the TRP team. CUPE3902 is the teaching assistants union at UofT; their website provides additional information on terms and conditions of employment, benefits, pay rates, etc.


- Andrei Iliuta, 2015 Cohort

The benefits of TRP become increasingly apparent over time. As a translational researcher who is interested in basic and clinical research, and implementation science, I am now integrating scientific communication skills, needs assessment, and knowledge translation into my vision of the future. TRP has taught me to think outside boundaries and seek out people from different backgrounds.