Financial Support Policy

The Divisions of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto Hospitals have adopted uniform guidelines for providing financial support for residents for educational activities, including presenting research at national and international meetings. 

For Neurosurgery Residents on Clinical Rotations

Level of Support 
All Neurosurgery residents are eligible for total support of up to $2000.00 CDN per academic year, as follows: 

1. Presenting at a meeting – up to $2000.00; or 
2. Meeting, educational course/workshop or other Divisionally-endorsed events – up to $1000.00 

The above amounts are to be considered the maximums in each category. Unused amounts are not transferrable or carried over to subsequent years. 

Source of Support 
Requests for support may be made to the Dan Chair Office via the Division Manager. 

To obtain reimbursement, a properly completed expense report including original receipts and full supporting documentation must be submitted within three months of the educational activity. 

Prior Approval 
It is necessary to request approval for financial support at least two weeks PRIOR to registering for the meeting or educational activity. Final approval is at the discretion of the Dan Chair. 

For Neurosurgery Residents on Research Rotations 

Level of Support 
All Neurosurgery residents are eligible for total support of up to $2000.00 CDN per academic year, as follows: 

1. Presenting at a meeting – up to $2000.00; or 
2. Meeting, educational course/workshop or other Divisionally-endorsed events – up to $1000.00 

The above amounts are to be considered the maximums in each category. Unused amounts are not transferrable or carried over to subsequent years. 

Source of Support 
The sequence of “asks” for support funds is: 

1. Supervisors should be approached for support funds. 
2. If funds are unavailable from supervisors, requests for support may be made to the Dan Chair Office via the Division Manager. 

To obtain reimbursement, a properly completed expense report including original receipts and full supporting documentation must be submitted within three months of the educational activity. 

Prior Approval 
It is necessary to request approval for financial support at least two weeks PRIOR to registering for the meeting or educational activity. Final approval is at the discretion of the Dan Chair. 

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