Awards & Scholarships
Look for scholarships, awards and grants through Award Explorer: the Award Explorer is the University of Toronto’s new awards system – a centralized, searchable database from admissions to in-course and graduating awards. It supplements existing resources and aims to make it easier for you to explore awards at U of T.
- The School of Graduate Studies maintains a list of major graduate awards : explore scholarships and merit-based awards on the SGS Website
The Graduate Awards Office (GAO) at the School of Graduate Studies provides administrative support for a wide range of scholarship and financial aid programs. Whether you've just received an award or you're looking for financial support to attend a conference, the GAO can provide advice and assistance.
Thinking of applying to a tri-council or an OGS award ?
The School of Graduate Studies held virtual information sessions to provide general program information including eligibility requirements and application process. Recordings from the awards information sessions are available via Quercus for streaming.The slides from the presentations are also available on the SGS website within each of the award’s pages under the “Additional Info” section of the SGS website.
- The Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) offers support to all graduate students to write successful scientific proposals.To learn more about GCAC programs and how to register, consult the SGS's Graduate Centre for Academic Communication webpage
Explore below our UTSC awards and scholarships, offered by the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean and the Office of the Vice-Principal Research.
U of T Scarborough Awards & Grants
UTSC Franco Vaccarino Graduate Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to first year research-stream Master’s or Doctoral students, whose graduate research is based at UTSC. Applicants are evaluated on academic merit, experiential University-based contributions, and demonstrated success in areas outside academia. Value: $2,500.
UTSC Graduate Student Travel Grant
The Office of the Vice-Principal and Dean Academic provides a travel grant of up to $500 per student per year to support graduate student travel and registration expenses when attending and presenting research results at academic conferences.
UTSC Graduate Student Research Award
The Graduate Student Research Award recognizes excellence in graduate student research and leadership in the U of T Scarborough community by offering two awards annually, one for a master’s student and one for a doctoral student, valued at $1,000.
UTSC Housing Support Grant
The UTSC Housing Support Grant is offered by the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean to provide assistance with housing costs for eligible graduate students who have dependent children or other exceptional need-based circumstances. Requests must identify issues created by the lack of available graduate housing on the UTSC Campus that this grant would mitigate.
Awards will be given bi-annually. Variable award amounts will be given based on demonstrated financial need up to a maximum of $8,000.
Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The University of Toronto Scarborough’s UTSC Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship provides funding to UTSC departments to increase opportunities for hiring postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups, specifically Indigenous and Black researchers.
Guidelines and application form are available on the UTSC Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship webpage.
Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The University of Toronto Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides funding to Graduate Faculties to increase opportunities for hiring postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups, specifically Indigenous and Black researchers.
UTSC Financial Support - COVID 19
UTSC COVID-19 Emergency Graduate Student Bursary
The Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean has launched the UTSC COVID-19 Emergency Graduate Student Bursary to support graduate students facing financial difficulty as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More information for UTSC COVID-19 Emergency Graduate Student Bursary guidelines and application form
UTSC COVID-19 Program Completion Award
The Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean has launched the UTSC COVID-19 Program Completion Award to support full-time students in the PhD in Environmental Science or PhD in Counselling & Clinical Psychology (Clinical Psychology Field) who, for reasons due to COVID-19, require additional time in their program that takes them beyond the program length required for their degree.
UTSC COVID-19 Research Pivot Fund
The Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean has launched the UTSC COVID-19 Research Pivot Fund to support full-time students in the PhD in Environmental Science and MA or PhD in Counselling & Clinical Psychology (Clinical Psychology Field) who must pivot their research plans due to a COVID-19 related disruption.
Guidelines and application form are available on the UTSC COVID-19 Research Pivot Fund webpage.
Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre Rebate and Special Offers
UTSC Graduate Student Gym Rebate
The Vice-Dean Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies supports graduate students in staying active over the summer months and provides an important summer gym rebate for eligible graduate students who purchase a Summer Gym Membership.
TPASC Gym Membership for Postdocs
Highlights of TPASC Memberships for UTSC Postdocs (Adult, Couples, Family-1 and Family-2 memberships):
- The First two months of the UTSC Postdoc membership are free! The Vice-Dean, Graduate will cover the cost of the first two months of the TPASC gym membership for UTSC Postdocs.
- The UTSC Postdoc membership can be terminated without a cancellation fee after 8 months.