Awards and Scholarships

University of Toronto Funding Opportunities

UTSC Undergraduate Research 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:

University of Toronto Excellence Awards (UTEA)

The University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA) program is funded by the Vice-President Research and Innovation.  The UTEA program provides eligible undergraduate students with opportunities to conduct summer research projects under the supervision of eligible U of T faculty members. For information on how to apply for a UTEA award please click here

Academic Conference and Travel Fund

The Academic Travel Fund supports undergraduate student travel to academic conferences, meetings and/or research activities that will enhance their own academic experience and make a clear contribution to enhancing the student experience.

The fund reimburses approved travel expenses up to $2,000. For more information please click here

External Funding Opportunities

Canadian Transportation Research Forum Student Paper Competition

The CTRF Student Paper Competition is an annual event to award prizes for student papers dealing with transportation. Papers are written by the student applicant only. Prizes are awarded for the best papers at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.  The best papers in each category may be published in the CTRF Proceedings.

For more information please click here

Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Undergraduate Award and Student Travel Grant

The Undergraduate Award is an annual award given by the Canadian Association of Geographers.  The winner will receive a complimentary membership in the CAG for the following year and her/his name will be published in the CAG Newsletter.

This award is presented to the most outstanding students graduating in Geography Honours programs at universities across Canada. The CAG Student Travel Grant provides assistance to cover travel costs for student members who are presenting papers or posters at the CAG annual meeting.

ESRI Young Scholar Award Competition

Any full-time student or recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate program at a Canadian college or university who has completed a project or research using ESRI GIS technology is eligible to apply.

The award includes registration, transportation costs, hotel and per diem to attend the Esri Education GIS Conference and International User Conference in San Diego where the Young Scholars display their work and interact with other Young Scholars. For more information please click here

Danforth East Community Association (DECA) Young Leaders Scholarship

The DECA Young Leaders Scholarship awards funds to a high school student entering post-secondary studies or training who is involved in supporting/improving their communities.

Nelson Mandela Award

The Nelson Mandela Award recognizes undergraduate students at the end of their 3rd year of study, on the basis of academic excellence, demonstrated leadership and community involvement. This award has been established to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, and eligible candidates must demonstrate, through their studies and community involvement, a commitment to promoting peace, justice, citizenship and human rights.