PSI Foundation Internal Deadlines

Faculty of Medicine links and internal deadlines for Physicians' Services Inc. (PSI) Foundation programs

Established in 1970 by the physicians of Ontario, PSI Foundation is a physician-centred non-profit foundation with the mission to improve the health of Ontarians.

Once a prepaid medical plan used by thousands prior to the introduction of the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP), we have evolved into a foundation that provides up to $5 million annually to support medical research.

Today, thanks to strong financial management, PSI has granted over $130 million to nurture and foster significant advancements for physicians, patients, and medical research.

PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship 2024 - LOI due to PSI: TBD

PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship is intended to provide salary support for a new/mid-career investigator who has demonstrated the ability to successfully complete high impact knowledge translation research. The Fellowship funds, dedicated to salary support, must protect at least 50% of the Fellow’s time to conduct such research. Please note: Knowledge translation must be the fundamental purpose of this Fellowship and must be demonstrated in the application.

The funding guidelines are available on our website at Funding Programs - PSI Foundation. Unlike previous years, PSI will be launching the 2024 competition though a Letter of Intent (LOI) process. Please note that for the 2024 competition, applicants are required to submit their applications directly to PSI, not through the institution.

We require all applicants to submit the completed LOI directly to PSI via the PSI Online Grants Management System ( by TBD. LOIs will be reviewed by the PSI Grants Committee in August 2023. PSI will invite successful applicants to submit full applications by TBD which will undergo internal review for a final funding decision in TBD.

Link to PSI website announcement: New PSI Funding Opportunity: 2022 PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship - PSI Foundation

PSI Research Trainee Fellowship 2024 - Internal Deadline: TBD

Faculty of Medicine Request for Applications
Important Internal Deadline: TBD

Purpose of the Fellowship 

The primary aim of this fellowship is to provide highly qualified Medical Doctors (M.D.) with clinically applicable research training opportunities and support.

Please note: this funding opportunity is not an additional PSI operating grant.

Deadline and Submission

All applications for this funding opportunity must be made through the Faculty of Medicine Research Office and are subject to internal review. All applications must include the completed PSIF application form and adhere to the guidelines provided. Only two applications will be selected for submission and formally endorsed by the institution. 

Please note that the letter of support from the sponsoring institution will only be required for the two applications selected to go forward to PSI.

Electronic applications will be received by Cindy Faber by TBD

Eligibility of Applicants

Applicants must either:
• Be an M.D. in a Ph.D or MSc. program at an Ontario university
• In a combined M.D./Ph.D or MSc. program at an Ontario university
• In the Clinician Investigator Program (CIP)

Ineligible Candidates

  • Individuals who do not hold an M.D. - unless enrolled in a combined M.D./Ph.D or MSc program as listed above.
  • Individuals based outside of Ontario

Amount and Duration of Funding

A maximum of $25,000 per year for two (2) years.
*PLEASE NOTE: Sponsoring Institution (departments/units) are required to co-fund 50% of the amount requested from PSI. For example, if the fellow requests $40,000 per year from PSI, then the department/unit must provide $20,000 per year.

The award funds may be divided into three (3) categories:

  1. a stipend for the fellow
  2. allowance for fringe benefits, which may include tuition reimbursement, professional travel, research expenses
  3. Mentor directed funds- this budget item allows the mentor a maximum of $5,000 per year to direct funds to support the fellow

PSI Research Trainee Fellowship: Application Guidelines
PSI Research Trainee Fellowship: Application Form

For more information please visit the PSI Website.
Please contact PSI at 416-226-6323 or by email at if you require assistance.