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. Please see the eligibility periods and their respective deadlines below.

Funding of eligible expenses up to $250 will be provided to 8 students per round. 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. Any remaining awards will be randomly awarded to the pool of remaining applications (i.e. not school dependent).

To apply:

  1. See additional grant information (including eligibility, application details, and requirements) herePlease read this file as many applicants have been disqualified for errors in the past.
  2. Complete the OMSA Conference Grants Application form here.
  3. Submit your application here.

Applications will be accepted three times per academic year. The deadlines are:

  • Round #1 (Summer) – Deadline May 30 at 11:59 PM (for conferences May 1 to Aug 31) to offer 8 grants
  • Round #2 (Fall) – Deadline Sept 30 at 11:59 PM (for conferences Sept 1 to Dec 31) to offer 8 grants
  • Round #3 (Winter) – Deadline Jan 30 at 11:59 PM (for conferences Jan 1 to Apr 30) to offer 8 grants

Please contact finance@omsa.ca 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 https://apps.oma.org/MyAccount/profile/ 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 (finance@omsa.ca) and cc the VP EDI, Sauliha (edi@omsa.ca). OMSA strives to support each and every Ontario Medical Student and we commit to providing a tailored solution that meets your needs.

**Note: Virtual conferences are eligible for funding, even if your only expenses the cost of the conference registration fee. We will not reimburse costs associated with conferences that have been canceled completely or delayed indefinitely for any reason (including COVID19)

 

Previous Conference Grant Recipients

January 2022

Muneeb Ahmed - McMaster University, Class of 2023
Lewis Han - University of Ottawa, Class of 2023

December 2021

Aaron Rosenfeld - University of Ottawa, Class of 2023
Adomas Kulesza - Queen's University, Class of 2023
Amy Basilious - Western University, Class of 2022
Cathy Lu - University of Toronto, Class of 2022
Yuri Chaban - University of Toronto, Class of 2022
Zachary Blatman - University of Toronto, Class of 2022

May 2021

Alyssa Gaerke - University of Ottawa, Class of 2023
Carl Zhou - McMaster University
Celina DeBiasio - University of Ottawa, Class of 2022
Cindy Lin - Western University, Class of 2023
David Zheng - Western University, Class of 2022
Evan Tang - University of Toronto, Class of 2023
Gurrattan Chandhoke - University of Ottawa
James-Jules Linton - University of Ottawa, Class of 2023
Jean-Paul Salameh - Queen's University, Class of 2024
Nicole Wiebe - Western University, Class of 2023
Priya Dhir - University of Toronto, Class of 2021
Rishi Bansal - McMaster University, Class of 2023

December 2020

Andrew Lam - University of Toronto, Class of 2021
Ahmed Shoeib - University of Ottawa, Class of 2023
Airiss Chan - University of Toronto, Class of 2021
Christopher End - University of Toronto, Class of 2021
Claire Fine - McMaster University, Class of 2022
Dion Diep - University of Toronto, Class of 2021
Elena Wolff - University of Toronto, Class of 2023
Gabriele Jagelaviciute - Queen’s University, Class of 2024
Ghazal Haddad - University of Toronto,  Class 2022
Karthikeyan Manickavachagam - Queen’s University, Class of 2022
Kevin Zhang - University of Toronto, Class of 2021
Kimberley Yuen - Queen's University, Class of 2022
Kristina Yau - University of Ottawa, Class of 2023
Lily Xu - McMaster University, Class of 2021
Mohsyn Imran Malik - Western University, Class of 2022
Rachel Trites and Anique Le Roux - Queen's University, Class of 2022
Victoria Lee-Kim - Queen's University, Class of 2022
Yousuf Ahmed - University of Toronto, Class of 2022
Zhao Xun Feng - University of Ottawa, Class of 2021

May 2020

Ali Finstad - University of Ottawa,  Class of 2022
Caberry Yu - Queen's University, Class of 2021
Lindsay Cho - University of Toronto, Class of 2020
Yuliya Lytvyn - University of Toronto, Class of 2023