Letters of Support

PLEASE NOTE: Our office requires a minimum of 24 hours to review and approve applications in MRA (My Research Applications)

On Campus

Applications to be administered by the university.

IMPORTANT: Faculty are strongly encouraged to submit applications for editorial review. The editorial review is an effective way to increase the probability of funding success.

OVDRHSE provides editorial reviews free of charge for St. George campus-based researchers, please contact the editors as soon as possible. Click here for details.

My Research Applications (MRA). Applicants MUST have submitted their application information online via the My Research Applications portal. This is an online submission process to obtain institutional approval on research applications. Please note that you will be required to upload a copy of the application to this online submission. Please complete this step as early as possible and at least several days ahead of the deadline to insure all approvals are obtained on time. Please visit the OVPRI's MRA webpage for complete information an this process

Please note there are still two elements to a research application at the University of Toronto: your proposal to the sponsor, and University approval to apply. MRA facilitates University approval to apply, replacing the RIS Application Attachment form (aka Blue form). MRA does not replace the need to submit your final proposal to the sponsor. 

Dean's Letter of Support for Career Awards

Where required, the Letter of the Dean will be provided through the Faculty of Medicine Research Office. Please contact at least 10 working days in advance of the agency deadline.

Off Campus

Principal investigators located at hospitals must consult with the hospital research office at the administrative site of a grant. For further information on applications that must be administered through the University please contact Joanna King (