International and Research Awards

 

COVID-19 Update: If you are granted funding, please confirm your travel plans with the University of Toronto Safety Abroad office prior to booking your trip. Funding will only be issued to you upon the approval of the Safety Abroad office.

Dr. David Chu Scholarship in Asia Pacific Studies

Variable amount, Asia Pacific, based on proposal and competition

  • Awarded to students who are pursuing studies or research related to the Asia Pacific region.
  • Students require demonstration of financial need.  Ontario residents are given priority.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

APPLICATION FORM

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Reserved for undergraduate or graduate University of Toronto students pursuing study or research related to the Asia Pacific region (East and Southeast Asia).
  • Students require demonstration of financial need. Ontario residents are given priority, but non-Ontario residents with financial need are also encouraged to apply.

Award and Payment Info:

  • The value and total number of individual awards will be determined annually by the committee.
  • Travel awards are paid at the time of travel after students have completed a Safety Abroad Workshop and registered with the Safety Abroad Office.

Deadline:

  • Extended by one week to March 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST– Late submissions will not be accepted. 
  • Applications may be submitted either in-person or via email: 
    Faculty of Arts & Science Student Award Committee 
    c/o Office of the Faculty Registrar 
    Room 1006, Sidney Smith Hall 
    undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca

 

Walter and Mary Tuohy Award in Arts and Science

Variable amount, any destination, based on proposal and competition

  • Awarded to students who are undertaking a period of study at an international post-secondary institution or pursuing international field work in conjunction with their U of T program.
  • Students require demonstration of financial need.  Ontario residents on OSAP are given priority.
  • Undergraduate students only.

APPLICATION FORM

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Reserved for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science who are undertaking a period of study at an international post-secondary institution or pursuing international field work in conjunction with their University of Toronto program.
  • Must demonstrate financial need. Priority is given to students qualifying for OSAP for the fall-winter sessions in which the application is made.

Award and Payment Info:

  • The value and total number of individual awards will be determined annually by the committee.
  • Travel awards are paid at the time of travel after students have completed a Safety Abroad Workshop and registered with the Safety Abroad Office. 
  • Please allow 6-8 weeks for notifications.

Deadline:

  • March 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST– Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Applications may be submitted either in-person or via email: 
    Faculty of Arts & Science Student Award Committee 
    c/o Office of the Faculty Registrar 
    Room 1006, Sidney Smith Hall 
    undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca

 

Undergraduate Research Fund

Variable amount, any destination, based on proposal and competition

  • Awarded to students doing research initiated by the student, related to their degree, and supervised by a faculty member either through a course, an independent study, a research essay or other academic project.
  • Undergraduate students only.

 

Andrea and Charles Bronfman Student Awards in Israeli Studies

Variable amount, Israel, based on proposal and competition

  • Awarded to students studying Israel.
  • Preference is given to students travelling to Israel for study or research.
  • Students require demonstration of financial need.  Ontario residents are given priority.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

APPLICATION FORM

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Reserved for undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science who are traveling to Israel for study or research, or who are pursuing study or research related to Israel (in Canada).
  • Students may apply for either travel or non-travel awards. Preference will be given to requests for travel support.
  • Students must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students from Ontario.

Award and Payment Info:

  • Award amount will be determined on the basis of estimated costs.
  • Travel awards are paid at the time of travel after students have completed a Safety Abroad Workshop and registered with the Safety Abroad Office.
  • Non-travel awards are paid after re-registration in the next fall session at the University of Toronto.

Possible Programs:

  • Independent Research
  • CIE
  • Research in Israel Program – New for Winter 2019

The Faculty of Arts & Science is piloting a Research in Israel Program for both undergraduate and graduate students to support research initiatives relating to Israel. Students interested in conducting research in Israel during the summer will work with an academic adviser at the University of Toronto to develop an individual research plan that will then be combined with a two-week orientation program based at Hebrew University in Jerusalem from May 12 – May 25, 2019. This research experience can be combined with course work in the Fall. Please contact Professor Michael Chazan, mchazan@chass.utoronto.ca for more information about this opportunity.

Deadline:

  • Extended to March 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST– Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Applications may be submitted either in-person or via email: 
    Faculty of Arts & Science Student Award Committee 
    c/o Office of the Faculty Registrar 
    Room 1006, Sidney Smith Hall 
    undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca

 

Daisy Ho Contemporary China Special Undergraduate Projects Fund

Approximately 4 awards up to $5,000, Contemporary China, based on proposal and competition

  • Awarded to students who are undertaking a special research project on contemporary China.
  • Third year undergraduate students only

APPLICATION FORM

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Reserved for third year undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George Campus.
  • Students who are interested in undertaking research on contemporary China.
  • The award will be used to help defray the project costs associated with the travel and research of student participants. 
  • Successful participants will be required to share their findings with their peers to extend the learning opportunity.

Award and Payment Info:

  • Approximately 4 awards will be made to defray costs up to a value of $5,000 each. The number and value of awards will be determined annually by a committee.
  • Travel awards are paid at the time of travel after students have completed a Safety Abroad Workshop and registered with the Safety Abroad Office.

Deadline:

  • Extended by one week to March 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST– Late submissions will not be accepted. 
  • Applications may be submitted either in-person or via email: 
    c/o Daisy Ho Committee
    Room 228N, 1 Devonshire Place
    Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
    ai.asiansstudies@utoronto.ca

 

Joint Initiative in German and European Studies

Variable amount

  • Awarded to students intending to study German and European Studies through Woodworth’s Summer Abroad program.
  • Students require demonstration of financial need.  Ontario residents on OSAP are given priority.
  • Apply to the director of the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies Program.
  • Undergraduate students only.

 

Husky Energy Hungarian Student Exchange Program

Variable amount

  • Awarded to students intending to study abroad
  • Students must be currently enrolled in at least one Hungarian studies course
  • Students require demonstration of financial need.
  • Apply to Hungarian Studies Department 
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

 

The First Milton A. Buchanan Scholarship in Italian Studies

 $1,500 for one term, $3,000 for two terms

  • Awarded to students in their second year enrolled in a program offered by the Department of Italian Studies who will be spending one or two terms at a University in Italy as part of the Study Elsewhere. 
  • While in Italy, the recipient must be enrolled in at least two full course equivalents in Italian
  • Apply to the Department of Italian Studies

 

The Second Milton A. Buchanan Scholarship in Italian Studies

$1,000

  • Awarded to the Faculty of Arts & Science students attending the University of Toronto Summer Program in Siena
  • All students enrolled in an Italian course in Siena will be considered for the award
  • Applications will be on the Italian Studies website

 

Bento Sushi Foundation Scholarship 

$5,000

  • Used to support a student participating in an outbound exchange in Japan.
  • Preference is given to a domestic, Rotman Commerce student who have demonstrated a new interest in Japan
  • Apply through CIE

 

Nancy Park Travel Scholarship to Russia

Variable amount

  • Recipient must have completed, or is currently enrolled in, a third-year Russian language course or equivalent
  • Awarded to students whose undergraduate program includes at least one joint graduate/undergraduate course
  • The recipient must undertake an internship in Russia, for a minimum of six weeks with a total stay in Russia of at least 10 weeks
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply
  • Apply to the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature by January 15

 

Doris May Barker Scholarships

$2,000 or more

  • Awarded to students studying in the winter or summer session in a Spanish-speaking country
  • Preference is given to students who are enrolled in a specialist or major program in Spanish on the St. George campus and who have not previously won the Buchanan Scholarship
  • Preference is given to Ontario residents demonstrating financial need
  • Apply to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese by April 1
  • Undergraduate students only

 

Milton A. Buchanan Scholarship in Spanish and Portuguese

 $1,500 for one term, $3,000 for two terms

  • Awarded to students spending one or two terms at a University Student Exchange Program, Self-Designed Program and Woodsworth College Summer Program  
  • Applicants must have completed at least two full course equivalents in Spanish and/or Portuguese with a B average or better
  • Apply to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese by April 1
  • Undergraduate students only