UTCSP Pain Scientist Scholarship 2013-14

Purpose of the Scholarship:

The UTCSP is committed to supporting the development of exceptional research trainees who will take future leadership roles in the field of pain science. The objective of this scholarship is to strengthen pain research and talent development through the provision of financial support for research training.

This scholarship is intended for pain science trainees who wish to pursue a career as a pain scientist, focusing on basic science research and/or clinical science research.

The UTCSP Pain Scientist Scholarship is merit-based and will be awarded to applicants that exhibit high academic achievement, originality, excellent research ability or potential, excellent communication skills, and leadership abilities. Preference will be given to applicants who are in the first or second year of their program as well as trainnees who do not have a major external award.

Application Deadline:  Monday, July 29, 2013, without exception

Value, Scope and Duration:

Four scholarships will be awarded, valued at $12,500 each, for a period of 1 year. Two of the scholarships are designated for basic science and 2 are designated for clinical science research. Within these categories, 1 scholarship will be offered to a post-doctoral trainee, and 1 to a graduate-level trainee (i.e. Master’s or PhD student). Holders of the scholarship may apply annually for up to a maximum of 4 years. The scholarship will start in September 2013.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All applicants must be engaged in full-time pain research (i.e. minimum 85% of a full-time equivalent).
  • All applicants must be registered trainee members of the UTCSP and conduct research under the supervision of a registered regular member of the UTCSP.
  • Graduate student applicants must be registered in a graduate program that requires a defended thesis in Division IV, Life Sciences, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto.
  • Post-doctoral fellow applicants must be formally engaged as post-doctoral fellows with the School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto, and linked to a program in Division IV, Life Sciences.
  • In either category, applicants’ research may be patient-focused or non-patient focused.

For more information please contact Ms. Nancy Mitchell, University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Suite 300, Room 302, 155 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1P8, Tel:(416) 946-8270, Email: nancy.mitchell@utoronto.ca