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Graduate Supervision Awards

The School of Graduate Studies Supervision Awards aim to recognize outstanding performance in the multiple roles associated with graduate student supervision. Each year, two JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Awards and two SGS Early Career Supervision Awards will be offered to successful nominees.

Full details are available on the JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award & SGS Early Career Supervision Award webpage.


Scheduling a PhD Final Oral Exam (FOE) at UTSC

Consult the UTSC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' FOE webpage to know how we can help you scheduling and organizing a PhD Final Oral Exam at UTSC

Financial Resources for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Faculty members are encouraged to invite their graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to apply to the following awards, administered by the Vice-Dean Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies' team  (please consult the individual award's webpage to consult each award's criteria, application process and deadline);

  • the Franco Vaccarino scholarship for first year research-stream Master's or Doctoral students, whose graduate research is based at UTSC (value = $2,500)

  • the UTSC Graduate Research awardfor Master's or Doctoral students who have shown excellence in graduate student research and leadership in the U of T Scarborough (value = $1,000)

  • the UTSC Graduate Student Travel grant, which supports graduate students for expenses associated with actively participating either in person or remotely at academic conferences (max value = $500 per year).

  • the UTSC Housing Support Grant, providing assistance with housing costs for eligible graduate students who have dependent children or other exceptional need-based circumstances (max value = $8,000).

  • the Provost's Postdoctoral fellowship Program and the UTSC Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship program which provides funding to UTSC departments to increase opportunities for hiring postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups, specifically Indigenous and Black researchers (value = $70,000 per year to UTSC departments for up to two years)
  • TPASC memberships incentives for graduate students and postdocs
  • the following awards related to COVID-19 disruption:
    • UTSC COVID-19 Program Completion Award, supporting 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, supporting  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.