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 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 18th, 2021 at 11:59 pm
  • Sunday, May 29th, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Please contact with any inquires.

*Note: As of September 2021, all grant applicants must be registered/active members of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). This requires both online registration and paid annual dues of $10. Please visit and log in to see your membership status. If you have a dues balance of $0.00 then you are considered registered and active! If you have an outstanding balance, please make the appropriate payment by following the prompts. Applications from non-registered/non-active applicants will be disqualified. Should you require special consideration or if you feel that this membership may be cost-prohibitive, please email Zack ( and cc the VP EDI, Sauliha ( OMSA strives to support each and every Ontario Medical Student and we commit to providing a tailored solution that meets your needs.

**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.


Conference Grant Articles

May 2020

December 2020