Scholarships and Awards

UTSC Undergraduate Reseach Poster Forum and UTSC Library Undergraduate Research Prize

The UTSC Library and the Office of the Vice-Principal Research are initiating an Undergraduate Research Forum and an Undergraduate Research Prize as an opportunity for students to share their recent research experiences with the academic community, promote more undergraduate research, and foster undergraduate scholarship excellence at UTSC.

The Undergraduate Research Forum allows students to communicate their research goals and outcomes to an academic community through the form of a poster presentation. The Undergraduate Research Prize allows students to reflect on their research experiences and the process of accumulating their research (use of the library and academic resources). Both opportunities are competitive and judged programs, which promote the spread of knowledge as well as the acknowledgement of student efforts (cash prizes, acknowledgement of participation on Co-Curricular Record, etc).

For more information, please visit the following sites:

Undergraduate Research Forum (due February 28, 2017):

Undergraduate Research Prize (due March 31, 2017):


HealthEdge Fellowships

Do you have an idea for an innovative healthcare product, service or solution?  Submit your Idea Pitch to HealthEdge by March 23, 2016, 6pm for an opportunity to receive one of the 6 available $5000 fellowship awards.

Details at

How can you participate?

  • Join us March 3 for a Challenge Design Brief session, hear from local experts, meet other interested innovators, find out about the HealthEdge Initiative ( Register )
  • Review our website for information about the Initiative and the Challenges, sign up for our mailing list for updates
  • Brainstorm with us on March 19 at the Design Jam, meet local expert mentors, find other interested collaborators, and draft your Pitch ( Register )
  • Submit your Pitch by March 23 for a chance to pitch to the Expert Panel and receive one of the 6 available $5000 fellowship awards

You don't need an idea to join us. Attend one of our events to meet collaborators and help someone else with their idea.


2017 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)


To provide research work experience that complements the degree program which will encourage students to consider graduate studies and pursue careers in the natural sciences and engineering. View full program details here.

Amount: $4500 provided by NSERC plus a minimum $1,125 supplement provided by the department.

Duration: 16 full consecutive weeks


At the time of application applicants must:

  • Have completed 4.0 FCEs (ie completed 1st year)
  • Be registered as a full-time student in a bachelor’s degree program at the University of Toronto
  • Have a minimum cGPA of B- (70%)
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Application - Refer to the Application Checklist for further details.

  1. Application Form 202:

Part I – completed by the student

Part II – completed by the proposed supervisor

  1. Official, up-to-date sealed and stamped U of T transcript
  2. 2016-17 Student-Supervisor Certification form

Deadline to apply: The full application must be submitted to the department no later than Tuesday March 1st, 2017.

List of Eligible Supervisors:

Cant, Jonathan
Cree, George
Erb, Suzanne
Hutcherson, Cendri
Inzlicht, Michael
Ito, Rutsuko
Joordens, Steve
Lee, Andy
Nestor, Adrian
Niemeier, Matthias
Schmuckler, Mark


Hanan Domloge, Program Manager
Department of Psychology
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON  M1C1A4


2017 Budding Scholars Research Opportunity

This research extension award is open to budding scholars in second or third year who are interested in gaining hands on research experience. Students will work under the close supervision of a Psychology or Neuroscience faculty member over the Summer 2017 or Fall 2017 semester. Students will explore a research topic of interest and be actively involved in data collection and data analysis. The project may or may not culminate in a formal written report. The minimum value of this award is $1,500 (for each successful student and faculty member). Students will be selected based on academic performance and the learning potential associated with the proposed project.

Deadline to apply: March 1st, 2017

Results announced: March 31st, 2017

Application Process

  • Complete the application form
  • Append a 1 page research proposal outlining the goals and paradigms of the project (student may complete this on their own or together with proposed supervisor)
  • Unofficial transcripts

Email complete application to:


Student Research Grants

The Psychology Foundation of Canada provides funding of up to $1000 to support student research projects. These research grants are open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Click here for more information on how to apply.