Frequently Asked Questions
We’re a not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding medical research, operating grants, and supporting hands-on education and training for practising physicians.
Physicians in the province of Ontario can apply for support. Please see our Guidelines for more information.
In order to receive a grant, you must:
- Be a resident located in Ontario
- Hold a valid medical license
We have four granting cycles annually, and applicants will receive their results within six months of submission. Please see application procedures for more information.
Our Grants Committee will consider your application within six months of submission, and we work to release all funding decisions within 10 business days of the internal review committee meeting date.
We will email a grant offer or decline letter to the address listed on your application. Results are also posted on the website.
All applications are made available using our online application system.
- an application for our Educational Fellowship can be submitted via email at any time
- see specific details about submissions for the PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship, Mental Health Research grant, and Research Trainee Award.
Each CV should be a maximum of 5 pages and include two mandatory components:
- Limit all relevant information like education, appointments, committees, etc. to three pages
- Include a list of publications, presentations, grants received, etc. for the past 5 years only.
The Grant Administrator is the individual from the sponsoring institution’s research finance office who will receive and administer the funds, and ensure the institution follows the Foundation’s financial criteria.
The Foundation does not accept scanned copies of applications. The only exception will be made if one or two components of an application require scanning.
As electronic signatures are now being accepted, we acknowledge that this page will need to be scanned.
Your proposed start date should be approximately 6 months after submission as you will receive a funding decision within 6 months. For example, an application received in March should have a start date no earlier than September and no later than the following March.
No, an individual cannot be paid personnel and also be named as a principal investigator/applicant, co-investigator, or collaborator.
The grant offer letter will outline required documentation before any funds can be released. Upon receiving the required documents, we will release funds to the sponsoring institution indicated on the application.
The Foundation requires a final accounting statement from the sponsoring institution, a completed Final Report form, and PDF copies of all publications resulting from your grant.
Please download our logo for use in presentations and acknowledge physician funding support by the PSI Foundation in all publications.See Grant Recipient Guidelines
We will provide a Guidelines for Grant Recipients document outlining requirements. Briefly, the Foundation expects a final accounting statement from the sponsoring institution, a completed Final Report form, and PDFs of all abstracts and publications.
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