Conference Grants

The Ontario Medical Student Association offers funding for select Ontario medical students presenting at medical conferences.

Eligible conference topics should address an issue in the realm of healthcare and/or medical education thereby contributing to the advancement of medicine. The research may be basic, clinical, epidemiological, or social science related to medicine. Only researchers presenting at conferences are eligible. In addition, the conference must be occurring within 6 months of the application deadline (i.e. 6 months before or after the deadline).

Funding of eligible expenses up to $250 will be provided to 12 students per submission deadline. All applications will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility. Acceptable applications will then be randomized and one winner from each Ontario medical school will be selected. The remaining 6 awards will be randomly awarded to the pool of remaining applications (i.e. not school dependant).

To apply:

  1. See additional the grant information (including eligibility, application details, and requirements) here.
  2. Complete the OMSA Conference Grants Application form here.
  3. Submit your application here.

Applications will be accepted twice this year. The deadlines are:

  • Sunday, December 20th, 2020 at 11:59 pm
  • Sunday, May 30th, 2021 at 11:59 pm

Please contact finance@omsa.ca with any inquires.

**Note: Due to Covid-19, we understand that applicants may not have 250$ worth of expenses due to limited travel costs. Please apply even if your only expense is the cost of the conference registration fee! We will not reimburse costs associated with conferences that have been canceled completely or delayed indefinitely.