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Awards & Grants

The Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton understands the importance of investing in the future of research by providing funding opportunities for research personnel working at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

Provisions on each award are governed by the 015-RSJ-H Award Program and the 002-RSJ-H Researcher Affiliation with Research St. Joseph’s – Hamilton policies as well as the individual award Guidelines. Interested applicants should review these documents in detail prior to committing to submit an application. Applications are reviewed by the Award Review Committee struck by the Scientific Director of the Research Institute, who also has final decision of the awarding of applicants.


2020 Research Institute Awards Program

Applications for the 2020 non-academic (nomination) awards are now open. Nominations will be accepted through the online portal only. Instructions on using the online portal are available in PDF format here.

Academic Award Timelines:
January 6: Official launch of the competition
January 31: Letter of Intent submission deadline (for Studentship & Post-doctoral fellowship awards only)
March 1: Invitation for Full Application submission (for Studentship & Post-doctoral fellowship awards only)
April 30: Applications for all academic awards due by 11:59pm on April 30, 2020 (Deadline was extended from March 31)
July: Award recipients announced
September: Funding awarded
October: Celebrate Research event & awards ceremony


The following funding opportunities are available for application submission:

Academic Awards


Non-Academic Award Timelines:

May 1: Official launch of the competition
July 31: Deadline for non-academic award nominations
September: Award recipient announced
October: Funding awarded

The following funding opportunity is available for nomination submission:

Non-Academic Awards



Anne & Neil McArthur Research Award




CARSTAR Automotive Canada Research Innovation Fund

*Funding & Duration Documentation Reports Application
$20,000 grant per competition year


Dr. Ian and Shirley Rowe Research Fund to Explore Innovative Ways of Managing Psychosis in the Community

*Funding & Duration Documentation Reports Application
$10,000 to $25,000 grant per competition year


Constantine Douketis New Researcher Award

*Funding & Duration Documentation Reports Application
$10,000 one-time grant


St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation Research Collaboration Grant

*Funding & Duration Documentation Reports Application
$50,000 one-time grant


Forensic Psychiatry Research & Innovation Awards

Documentation Application
  • Forensic Psychiatry Research Poster Presentation: $250

  • McMaster Psychiatry Resident’s Travel Bursary: $500

  • Forensic Psychiatry Research Award for Trainees: $1000

  • Forensic Psychiatry
    Conference Travel Bursary: $1000

  • St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Forensic Psychiatry Program Research Awards: $2000 (Internal Applicants are Eligible Only) & $2500 (Internal and External Applicants Meeting Criteria are Eligible)



*Funding & Duration Documentation Reports Application
$18,000 per annum up to 2 years for Students enrolled in a MSc program; up to 3 years for Students enrolled in a PhD program


Post-Doctoral Fellowship

*Funding & Duration Documentation Reports Application
$37,000 per annum up to 2 years


Research Staff Recognition Award

*Funding and Duration Documentation Nomination
$500 one-time award To nominate a candidate, submit a nomination letter using the online awards application portal. (Paper copies will not be accepted.)


*Type of awards and value for any given year's award program will vary as they are dependent upon funding availability, and all are governed by the award program policy and guidelines.