New PSI Funding Opportunity: 2023 PSI Research Trainee Award

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PSI Launches the 2023 PSI Research Trainee Award

PSI Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the 2023 PSI Research Trainee Award. The primary aim of this award is to provide highly qualified candidates with clinically applicable research training opportunities and support.

Please note: this funding opportunity is not an additional PSI operating grant. Research training must be the fundamental purpose of this award and must be demonstrated in the application.

Eligibility of Candidate

The candidate for the award must be:

  • An M.D. licensed by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) in a Ph.D or MSc. program at an Ontario university


  • A trainee in a combined M.D./Ph.D or MSc. program at an Ontario university


  • A trainee in the Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) at an Ontario university

Amount and Duration of Funding

A maximum of $25,000 per year for two (2) years is available from PSI.

Please note: sponsoring institutions are required to co-fund 50% of the amount requested from PSI. For example, if the fellow requests $20,000 per year from PSI, then the sponsoring institution must provide $10,000 per year.

Important Information in Funding Guidelines

The Funding Guidelines contain important information regarding the award. Please review this document before applying.

How to Apply

Similar to previous years, each of Ontario’s six medical universities may submit up to two candidates; therefore, all applications must be submitted through the medical university. The deadline for medical universities to submit their applications to PSI is July 25th, 2022 at 5pm EST.

Please contact the medical university research office regarding internal application process/deadlines. Medical universities must submit their applications to PSI via PSI online grants management system. Please see Tips & Resources – PSI Foundation for instruction manual on how to navigate the system.

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