Trainees working in the laboratories of Medicine by Design-funded principal investigators may apply for funding to attend national and international conferences that are directly related to Medicine by Design-funded research.

To qualify, trainees must have had an abstract accepted for presentation at the conference (poster or oral). Funds of up to $2,000 (travel, accommodation, registration and meals) per trainee per year are available. Reimbursement guidelines are in compliance with University of Toronto and Canada First Research Excellence Fund policies. There is a limit of one candidate submission per principal investigator for the same conference.

Please complete and submit the following form. You will be redirected to a confirmation page when you successfully submit your application, and will also receive a confirmation e-mail. Applications will be reviewed and decisions communicated within two weeks of submission. If you do not hear back from us within this timeframe or do not receive confirmation that we have received your application, please contact our scientific manager, Céline Bauwens.

  • Section 1: Applicant Information

  • Section 2: Supervisor Information (must be a Medicine by Design-funded principal investigator)

  • Section 3: Conference Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Section 4: Required Documents

  • If attending a conference please upload your abstract. Include a title and list all authors and their affiliations (Word or PDF format).
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    • Please upload a copy of the confirmation email or letter of acceptance from the organizers (Word or PDF format).
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      • Please upload a letter of support from your supervisor on official letterhead (Word or PDF format). This is required for all events (i.e. conference, course or workshop). Alternatively, your supervisor may e-mail the letter directly to info.mbd@utoronto.ca.
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