Jennifer Dorrington Graduate Research Award

For students enrolled in graduate programs in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine

The Jennifer Dorrington Award is usually awarded to three graduate students enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine conducting research in a lab located in the Donnelly Centre.

A list of eligible graduate departments and institutes can be found here.

Awards will be provided by the Temerty Faculty of Medicine on the recommendation of the Jennifer Dorrington Award committee. Selection will be based on research excellence.

The award was established in 2006 as a tribute to Dr. Jennifer Dorrington, who was a professor in the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, where she conducted pioneering research in reproductive biology and ovarian cancer.

Read about the 2019 Dorrington family visit to the Donnelly Centre.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.


Forward completed application package to: or 160 College St, Room 230. Include "Jennifer Dorrington Award" in the e-mail title.

Questions about this award may also be sent to

Award Value


Application Requirements

  • Completed and signed Dorrington Application Form-2023-2024.pdf
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages) detailing: 
    • Research project and interests (100 – 250 words)
    • Publications
    • Presentations
    • Awards
    • Research experience
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty supervisor (e-mailed directly to with applicant's name in the subject line)

​Award Conditions

There are no restrictions with respect to citizenship or year of study. However, the award holder must be registered in the eligible graduate program for at least 14 weeks of any term during which they hold the award. Return of funds will be required if an awardee is registered for less than, or withdraws from the eligible program prior to, the minimum 14 week period.

Support is for one academic year and non‐renewable; however, new applications can be submitted to subsequent competitions.