Budding Scholars

Apply to be a 2018-19 Budding Scholar

Are you a first or second year student in the Department of Psychology with a passion for neuroscience, psychology or mental health studies? If so, the Budding Scholars Program wants you!

Our program offers mentorship and research opportunities for promising students who aspire to become professionals in the field of psychology and neuroscience. The goals of the program are to enable students to explore the various facets of psychology and neuroscience, to build their professional network with scholars in the field (including faculty, graduate and senior students), and ultimately, to spark a career as a young scientist. As a Budding Scholar, you will have the opportunity to engage in the scientific community here at UTSC by being invited to participate in activities such as guest lectures on topics of interest geared to junior students (ex. career talks and research talks), and mentored research opportunities in various labs on campus.

Budding Scholar Application Process

Deadline: CLOSED FOR 2018-19 (Check back in February 2020 for next year's info!)

Acceptance into the program is competitive.  Successful applicants will be contacted in late March/early April.

The following minimum requirements are needed to be a part of the Budding Scholars program:

  1. You must have achieved a minimum grade of 85% in PSYA01 and/or PSYA02
  2. You must be a first or second year student at UTSC
  3. You must submit a completed application form:  https://goo.gl/forms/ttHwjz5FKO9yfdHE3

 

2019 Research Opportunity for Existing Budding Scholars

Summer 2019 Deadline: April 5th, 2019

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 2019 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 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. Faculty supervisors should note that they cannot receive more than two awards per academic year and that no more than one award can be held per term.

Deadline to apply: April 5th, 2019

Results announced no later than April 12th, 2019

Application Process

  • Complete the application form together with your proposed faculty supervisor
  • Append a 1 page research proposal outlining the goals and paradigms of the project (students are advised to complete this together with the proposed supervisor)
  • Unofficial transcripts

Email complete application to: hdomloge@utsc.utoronto.ca

Winners

*Research Extension Award Winners

2018-19 Budding Scholars:

Aghilan Aiyadurai Anisa Khalfan Srishtie Phartiyal 
Regan Campbell Sophie Kudryk Shobika Sathiaseelan
Yu-Chun Chien Sankeeth Kunatheesan Anjana Sathies
Hira Fatima Lakshania Mathisudan Liana Spada
Elaine Hoan Noor Mirza Nabeela Syeda
Longfeng (Sherry) Huang Aathmika Nandan Adrienna Tan
Sankeetha Kathirkamathamby Sumaiya Nathani Arya Zarrinbakhsh

2017-18 Budding Scholars:

Ahmed Aamir Aboosally Paras Kapoor* Hadia Rafiqzad
Mazen Essam Aljghami Liliana Wu Andrew Rogalsky
Jose Emiliano Arriola Villafuerte Seliya Mawani Kayla Victoria Rose Smith
Anjali Jyotindra Chauhan* Naazneen Mohsin Yu Bin Tan
Imayan Elangovan Nishi Chirag Patel Ka Yan Tsang
Janeeta Janeeta Shamsa Mussarrat Qaadri Taylor Alexandra Wright
Aravinth Jebanesan    

2016-17 Budding Scholars:

Charles Badlis Thaneya Kuganesan Sunny Raval*
Gina D'Souza Matthew McShane Umed Saleem
Shadini Dematagoda Vithushaan Mohandas Namita Sharma*
Maria Jennifer Estrella Regina Nicoll Maryam Sorkhou*
Samuel Haile Imama Noor Tselot Tessema
Sanjayen Jeyakumaran Christina Pereira* Shanthos Thirunavukkarasu*
Saira Khan Nayaab Punjani Madeleine Weichel
  Gul-e Rana  

2015-16 Budding Scholars:

Sauliha Alli Oleksandra Kaskun Rajan Shah
Denada Alushaj Ming Ma Arunan Srikanthanathan*
Gajathree Ananthathurai Thusha Mathikcantan Meeraa Srikaran
Thaneson Balachandran Siddiq Mirza* Sujitha Srinathan
Laura Colucci Radhika Patel Raza Syed
Muhammad Farooq Shameelah Patel* Susannah Megan Tran
Preet Gujral Maria Raveendran Maliha Zaman
Abhay Issar Olivia Rennie* Hanna Zhang
  Janannii Selvanathan  

 

2014-15 Budding Scholars:

Sarah Ahmed* Letebrhan Ferrow Amina Shabeen
Maliha Asad Andrew Iskander Sujeevini Sujanthan
Insiya Bhalloo Abiraa Karalasingam Sahir Tirmizi
Cynthia Boksh Nardin Kirolos Emmanuel Tse*
Harsimar Brar Newman Leung Sohanthen Udayashankar
Emily Hong-Wing Chan Shailja Modi Shruti Vellanki
Rishawn Dhir* Shayna Pascal-Webb Yimin Xie*
Deepika Elango* Olivia Rennie Mounizha Zainullah
  Myriam Robert  

 

2013-14 Budding Scholars:

Pratyasha Agrawal Zohal Kerami Dominic Samaroo
Anum Ahmed Bishoy Lawendy Garima Shah*
Delaram Farzanfar Yejin Lee Swara Shah
Christina Gizzo Meera Mahendiran Abdulwahab Sidiqi
Hilda Ho Maria Mariadasan Serena Soleimani
Dharini Ilangomaran Laura Ortiz Abanti Tagore
  Candice Richardson  

 

2017-18 Budding Scholars:

Ahmed Aamir Aboosally Paras Kapoor Hadia Rafiqzad
Mazen Essam Aljghami Liliana Wu Andrew Rogalsky
Jose Emiliano Arriola Villafuerte Seliya Mawani Kayla Victoria Rose Smith
Anjali Jyotindra Chauhan Naazneen Mohsin Yu Bin Tan
Imayan Elangovan Nishi Chirag Patel Ka Yan Tsang
Janeeta Janeeta Shamsa Mussarrat Qaadri Taylor Alexandra Wright
Aravinth Jebanesan