Bursaries Opportunities for junior fellows

Financial Assistance For 2021-2022 Resident and Non-Resident Junior Fellows


At the time of application, an applicant must:

  • Be a candidate for 2021-2022 Junior Fellowship (having completed the 2021-22 application form).
  • Demonstrate financial need to support Resident and Non-Resident Massey College fees.
  • Bursary awards will only be considered where anticipated financing is less than estimated expenses.


  • Accurate completion of the application form.
  • Estimates of expenses and available funding are to be shown for 12 months.
  • Medical expenses can be included only if not covered by OHIP’s, UTSGU’s or UHIP’s health plans. Claimed expenses must be for treatment prescribed by a qualified medical practitioner; allowable dental costs do not include cosmetic dentistry.
  • Other expected expenses can include other necessary expenses the candidate expects to incur (e.g. flying home to see parents, additional fees commute, etc.).
    Supporting documentation (e.g. receipts from current year) must be provided upon request.
  • Expenses such as accommodations, food, equipment and sundry are already under consideration and standardized to ensure fairness among all Junior Fellows.
  • Funding information requested includes: graduate funding package, other fellowships, additional income outside of UofT.


  • All completed applications must be received by Friday, April 30th 2021 at 12:00pm.
  • The deadline is firm and final as all funding available will be distributed at the time awards are announced.
  • Awards will be announced by mid-June, 2021.
  • Resident Junior Fellows may apply for a bursary to be applied against their residence fees up to $5,000.
  • Non-resident Junior Fellows may apply for a bursary to be applied against meals at the College, up to $350.
  • Non-resident Junior Fellows who are in their 5th year of PhD studies and are no longer funded, may apply for a bursary of up to $300, to offset the cost of their non-resident fee. A Non-resident meal bursary will automatically be considered as part of this application.
  • In collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies, the SGS Massey Bursaries provide funding of the full fees for Resident and Non-resident Junior Fellows who identify with one of the following groups: 1) International students, 2) Indigenous students and 3) Afro-Caribbean/Black-Canadian students. Applicable Junior Fellows must state their intent to also be considered for the SGS Massey Bursary as part of the financial assistance application, identify their corresponding group, and demonstrate financial need. A limit of one Resident and one Non-Resident bursary is available for each group.
  • You must have a SIN/ITN number in order to receive a bursary.
  • A T4A slip indicating the bursary amount will be issued to each recipient during the calendar year. Under current tax laws, this bursary is non-taxable for University students.
  • Recipients will be notified of their bursary via email by mid-June, 2021.
  • Resident, SGS, and 5th Year bursaries will automatically be applied on the recipients’ accounts at the beginning of the Fall semester.
  • The Non-Resident Food Bursary will be applied monthly throughout the academic year against the recipient’s meals at the College (guest meals are not eligible) until the $350 limit is reached. There is no cash value for any unused amount.

Catherall Travel Bursary


At the time of application, an applicant must be:

  • A Resident or Non-Resident Junior Fellow; and
  • Presenting a paper at an academic conference (either in person or virtual); or engaged in research away from the University of Toronto; and
  • Have a SIN number or International Tax Number (ITN)


  • Accurate completion of The Catherall Travel Bursary Application.
  • Current Junior Fellows are entitled to apply for a single trip (or conference) towards the Catherall Travel Bursary for the current calendar year (2021). See Other information regarding any trip changes.
  • No more than 500 words letter of support from an academic supervisor or a member of a research advisory committee. Please note that this is not a general reference letter, but a letter of support related to the paper you are giving or research you are doing.
  • Letter of support should be signed, scanned and attached where required on the application form.
  • Only trip expenses with supporting documents for airfare/transportation, accommodations and registration fee estimates will be considered.


  • All completed applications must be received by Monday, May 17, 2021.
  • The deadline is firm and final as all funding available will be distributed at the time awards are announced.
  • The Catherall Travel Bursaries are intended to assist as many Junior Fellows as fairly as possible. Award values will be calculated based on travel costs relating to destination and number of travel days, in addition to any related conference/research fees. Award values will only cover a portion of trip costs, and depends on the number of applications each year, as all available funding will be distributed.
  • Students will be notified of their travel bursary award. 
  • At the time of award notification:
    • You are encouraged to write a thank you note to the donors, Mrs. Anne Craik and Professor Fergus Craik; and
    • You may be randomly selected to complete a post-travel report of no more than 500 words, on how the travel impacted your graduate studies.  This report may be shared with donors, and will help future fundraising efforts.

    In order to be reimbursed for your travel expenses, please provide the following to Gia Ting in the Bursar’s Office (House V, Room 1):

    Accurate completion of the Travel Bursary Reimbursement Form, provided to successful applications, which includes:

    1. Summary of total travel costs. (If actual costs are significantly lower than the estimate, then the award may be reduced.)
    • Original invoices and receipts up to the amount awarded. Although receipts are only required up to the amount awarded, total travel costs are required to compare against travel estimate on application. Awards may be reduced if actual costs are significantly lower.
    • Original boarding passes confirming travel was undertaken. Printouts of mobile boarding passes are also acceptable.
    • Relevant documents confirming your trip’s purpose (registration, admission, event brochure, notes, archival permission etc.)

    Incomplete reimbursement requests will not be processed.


    1. All completed travel reimbursement requests must be submitted by December 17, 2021.
    1. To be eligible for reimbursement, travel must completed as submitted in your application. Any trip changes must be approved by contacting bursaries@masseycollege.ca.
    2. Unused funds cannot be carried forward to the following calendar year. 
    3. Award amounts are non-negotiable.

    Laidlaw Indigenous Junior Fellows Scholarship

    • AWARDS
    • OTHER

    At the time of application, an applicant must be:

    • A Resident or Non-Resident Junior Fellow;
    • Self‑identify as an Aboriginal person such as First Nation, Métis or Inuit;
    • Have a SIN number or International Tax Number (ITN)


    • Self-identified Indigenous Junior Fellows are automatically considered for the Laidlaw Indigenous Junior Fellows Scholarship when they apply for financial assistance bursary
    • The Scholarship provides financial support to up to four (4) fellows each year, with a bursary of $2.500 for each recipient.
    • The Laidlaw Foundation organizes periodic knowledge sharing opportunities. Grant Recipients will be asked to participate in one or more of these activities. Activities may include, but not limited to:
      • Laidlaw Learning Luncheon
      • Day long learning forum
      • Foundation Grant stories/website
      • Program evaluation
      • Sharing of project production materials (manuals, training guides, implementation handbooks, photos, videos)

    Dr. Malcolm King Scholarship

    • AWARDS
    • OTHER
    • All Massey College Junior Fellows are eligible. Preference will be for candidates of Indigenous descent. The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of Indigenous culture. All applicants should describe their relationships with Indigenous communities and how this relates to and impacts their research.
    • The candidates’ field of work must be related to wellness, understood in the largest sense, including fields of education, nursing, medicine, as well as social sciences, law, arts, humanities, science and engineering.
    • The candidates must demonstrate that their work will be done in collaboration with Indigenous People (including First Nation, Métis and Inuit) and will be of benefit to the community.
    • As a resource, candidates may refer to “Aboriginal Education – Fulfilling the Promise”, edited by Marlene Brant Castellano (UBC Press). Research must be compliant with the Tri Council Guidelines/Policy on Research; Chapter 9.


    • A call for proposals will be sent to all Massey College Junior Fellows in September.
    • Interested candidates should send their CV and project proposal (max. 800 words) to eferranti@masseycollege.ca.
    • A selection committee will be set by Massey College and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Award results will be announced in the fall.
      If no candidate satisfies the selection criteria, the scholarship will be maintained and reinvested to be offered next year.
    • The Scholarship consists of a $15,000 bursary awarded to a Massey College Junior Fellow.

    This scholarship is made possible through the generosity and support from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

    Dr. Malcolm King, a member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, is a health researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, where he joined the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology in October 2017. There, he serves as the Scientific Director of the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research; he also continues to teach and research in Indigenous health, with a particular focus on wellness and engagement.
    From 2009 to 2016, Dr. King led the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health as its Scientific Director, spearheading the development of a national health research agenda aimed at improving wellness and achieving health equity for First Nations People, Métis and Inuit in Canada. Dr. King’s international Indigenous health interests include improving Indigenous health through workforce development and provision of culturally appropriate care, and developing Indigenous health indicators to monitor progress in programs aimed at achieving wellness and health equity.
    Dr. King was honoured with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in 1999, and in 2016, he was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

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