Clinical fellowships may be self-funded, meaning that the candidate must possess a license to practice, granted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). The Fellow must submit billings through the hospital-based system for the Ontario Hospital Insurance Plan. In accordance with the Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO) regulations, Fellows are allowed to keep up to $90,000 of their earnings. All overage earned by Fellows is placed in a Fellowship Fund that is to be made available to future Fellows applying for small research development grants. Fellows wishing to develop research proposals or acquire short-term funding for a specific portion of a defined research project are invited to apply in writing for funding from the Fellowship Fund. Please note that all purely Research Fellowships must be funded by grant monies acquired by the Fellow.
Clinical fellowships may also be funded depending on the specific program or division. For example, clinical fellowships in Child/Youth Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) are paid by the CHEO Psychiatry Associates. And so the fellow receives a salary and can focus on education rather than worrying about billing.
Fellowship Research Funding Sources Available on the Internet
Healthy Minds Canada (formerly the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
(includes a number of different programs)
The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
(provides grants for Fellowships in Neurotrauma, Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention and Biomedical Research)