The Graduate Studentship Program, also known as the Research Training Competition (Restracomp), is an intramural program that provides research funding for graduate students who are pursuing either a master's or doctoral degree in any basic or medical science, including nursing and health professions.
Annual value: $20,000
Award status: Open
Deadline: April 3, 2013. 12:00 pm
Students must be registered in a full-time, thesis-based University of Toronto (U of T) graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level. The student’s graduate program supervisor is appointed to the SickKids Research Institute as Senior Scientist, Scientist, Senior Associate Scientist, or Associate Scientist.
Graduate students at universities other than U of T are eligible to apply for Restracomp, provided they are doing full-time research at SickKids with a supervisor appointed to the Research Institute as a Senior Scientist, Scientist, Senior Associate Scientist, or Associate Scientist. These students will be eligible for Restracomp funding pending availability of funds.
Students may apply to Restracomp without acceptance to the University, provided they have acceptance prior to the start date of funding and can provide supporting documentation. If they do not, their application will be removed from the competition.
SickKids staff in health professions such as nursing, dietetics, social work, and clinical psychology, who are engaged in full-time graduate studies, are also eligible to apply.
Letter of Intent for Category D (Nursing and Health Professionals) Applicants
For Category D applicants (Nursing and Health Professionals), a letter of intent to apply for funding is optional if you are unsure whether or not you qualify for Restracomp funding. Letters of intent and deadline to submit the letter of intent can be found in the Restracomp application package.
*Note: Annual renewal of the award is mandatory and each year students must demonstrate that they have applied for external funding.
Citizenship: Canadian; Permanent Resident; International; Non-Permanent Resident
Degree Level: Pursuing a master's or doctoral degree
Applicant Status: Incoming students; Continuing students (within first two years of a master’s program)
Selection is based on academic performance, publication activity, research/academic or professional leadership and development, characteristics and abilities, and research training environment.
The following application components must be included:
- Research Training Centre registry form
- Official transcripts
- Referee letter(s) and/or form(s)
- Supervisor’s evaluation of the applicant
- Brief description of trainee’s project
- Face sheet of applications to external agencies
- Curriculum Vitae
For detailed information regarding Restracomp policies, procedures and requirements, please refer to: