University of Toronto COVID-19 Funds
The University of Toronto has established two funds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: the Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund and the COVID-19 Emergency Student Bursary Fund.
The Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund supports projects at UofT and its hospital partners across the Toronto Academic Health Science Network, with the potential for rapid results and direct impact on the health of individuals, communities, and on the front lines of care.
Together, the University of Toronto and its hospital partners have already invested $6 million in the Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund. We are hoping to match that amount with a call for donations. The funds will be granted in their entirety within the next few weeks to scientists at UofT and its hospital partners for initiatives with the potential for immediate impact.
The COVID-19 Emergency Student Bursary Fund helps to provide emergency bursaries for graduate and undergraduate students with urgent needs, supporting requirements for food, shelter, emergency travel, and internet access to complete their course work. The need for student support is great. In the past few weeks alone, the University has distributed more than $1,200,000 in emergency bursaries and the need continues to grow.
All funds raised through the Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund and the COVID-19 Emergency Student Bursary Fund will support the most urgently required research projects and the students with highest need. Thank you for your support.