University of Toronto Canada Research Completion Award for Postdoctoral Studies

University of Toronto Research Completion Award

Course(s) Offered: Several
Course Level: Postdoctoral
Provider: University of Toronto
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
Under exceptional circumstances and subject to review conducted under the auspices of the Vice-President Research, access to a portion of a grantee’s remaining balance may be approved through the University of Toronto – Research Completion Award (UT-RCA) program. The Vice President, Research establishes an annual allocation from the GRF for the UT-RCA program.

Therefore, all UT-RCA applications are considered on the justification for the request and the merit of the proposed use of funds relative to other applications in the context of the annual allocation.

A UT-RCA applicant may apply to access unspent SSHRC or NSERC grant balance to complete the research for which the grant was made.

The Applicant must justify the request resulted from an exceptional circumstance that occurred during the tenure of the SSHRC or NSERC grant and prevented or delayed the conduct of research. These include:
  • Life situations that include maternity/parental or other personal leave, medical or health-related matters;
  • Significant new administrative duties that were not anticipated when the grant proposal was submitted to SSHRC or NSERC;
  • Unforeseeable research challenges.
As a condition of funding, all UT-RCA recipients must commit to seeking new funding from NSERC or SSHRC at a specified upcoming deadline.

Eligible groups
Faculty members

Participating Institutions
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fields of study
Postdoctoral level studies in the following field are eligible:
  1. Humanities, 
  2. Information & Communications Technology, 
  3. Physical and Engineering Sciences, 
  4. Social Sciences
Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
UT-RCA awards normally do not exceed 12 months in duration and will run from April 1st to March 31st. 3. There will be no extensions on UT-RCA awards.

Under certain SSHRC and NSERC programs (including SSHRC Standard Research and NSERC Discovery Grants), grantees receive an automatic one-year no-cost extension following the original funding expiry date to complete their research using unspent funds. After the automatic extension year, SSHRC and NSERC allow unspent funds to be transferred to the University’s General Research Fund (GRF) which supports critical research initiatives at the discretion of the Vice-President Research.

Scholarship benefits
Funds are allocated to complete your research study. Please source precise details from sponsor

Method of Application
To apply, you need to download and then fill in/submit the Research Information System (RIS) Application Attachment form (aka Blue form).

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on applying for this award.

The RCA competition deadline is April 15, 2011.

Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Application Deadline: 15 April 2011
Open to International Students: Yes

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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