International and Research Awards

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.

Information Session:

Learn how to prepare a strong application, how to fill out the Financial Needs Assessment Form, and have your questions answered.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 pm
Room 108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Register: https://uoft.me/chuscholarship

Deadline:

  • March 15 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. 

Deadline:

  • March 1 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.

The Undergraduate Research Fund fosters research experience at the undergraduate level by providing students with an opportunity to develop a research project of their own, for which there is no other available funding. The fund is open to all Arts & Science undergraduate students in good academic standing and no minimum GPA is required.

The Fund is to be used for research initiated by students, related to their degree, and supervised by a faculty member either through a regular course, an independent study, a research essay, or other academic project.

There will be two competitions with due dates of November 23, 2018 and February 25, 2019. Please allow 6-8 weeks for notifications.

The Undergraduate Research Fund is funded jointly by the Arts & Science Students’ Union (ASSU) and the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Download a slide deck with tips on how to write a research proposal and apply to the Undergraduate Research Fund.

Student Application Form

Supervisor Form

Application Criteria

Student Applicant:
  • Must be current undergraduate degree student(s) in the Faculty of Arts & Science and must be registered as such during the period in which the research will be conducted.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Can receive the Undergraduate Research Fund only once. 
Faculty Supervisor:
  • Must be an Arts & Science faculty with a continuous undergraduate appointment at St. George campus, or, have a continuous appointment in a division that offers A&S undergraduate programs.

  • Can supervise only one application per competition round (e.g., one student’s application or one group application limited to three members with one student designated as contact applicant).
Research Project:
  • Research must be a stand-alone project (i.e., cannot be related to a current project in the same location with similar goals, and for which students are already funded).
  • Research must be related to the student’s degree; or in the case of groups, all of the students’ degrees.
  • Applications for funding to recover costs for research projects already completed will not be considered.
  • Requests for stipends/salaries for students will not be considered.

Selection Criteria

Priority will be given to:

  • Projects that are academically strong and will provide sound learning outcomes, relevant to the student’s degree.
  • Projects that are realistic, with credible timelines, resource requirements, and goals.
  • Students who have never received funding (e.g., 399, NSERC, etc.) to conduct research within the University of Toronto (the exceptions are students who have previously taken a 299 course).
  • Third- and fourth-year students.

Application Guidelines

For advice on writing a research proposal, please visit the U of T Writing page.

  • Applications will be judged on the quality of the proposal: It must clearly communicate the rationale for the project and state the research question(s) or hypothesis to be investigated.
  • Non-technical language appropriate for a multi-disciplinary committee must be used.
  • Contact project supervisor well in advance of the submission deadline:

    a) to obtain supervisor’s endorsement;

    b) to ensure research protocols are met and approval granted by ethics boards (e.g., for research involving human subjects, animal subjects, or biohazards).

  • Successful applicants undertaking research overseas must register with Safety Abroad and present their Safety Abroad waiver to the Office of the Faculty Registrar before their Undergraduate Research Funding will be released.
  • Applications that do not contain all of the information requested will not be considered.

Research Project Report

Successful applicants are required to submit a report to the selection committee one month after completing their project, and provide a detailed expense report including original receipts.

Submit fillable PDF to undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca or printed forms to:

Undergrad Awards, Office of the Faculty Registrar, Faculty of Arts & Science

100 St. George Street, Room 1006

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3

Please contact the Undergraduate Awards office with inquiries.

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:

  • March 22 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

Canadian Friends of The Hebrew University Awards

Variable amount, Israel, based on proposal and competition

  • Awarded to students undertaking a course, research or other academic endeavor in collaboration with the Hebrew University
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Students receiving OSAP student loans should contact the Centre for International Experience regarding their application process.
  • Students who are not receiving OSAP student loans are eligible to apply for this award through the Office of the Faculty Registrar, Faculty of Arts & Science.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

APPLICATION FORM

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Reserved for full-time students undertaking a course, research or other academic endeavor in collaboration with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • The Arts & Science CHFU award is open to both International students and domestic students.
  • Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.

Conditions:

  • Students who are receiving OSAP should not use this application, but should contact CIE for assistance.
  • Applicants may not hold an Arts & Science CFHU award in combination with other awards for the same course/research or project.
  • Applicants must have obtained approval to study at Hebrew University - either via a Letter of Permission from their home faculty or via an activity (i.e. exchange program) administered by the Centre for International Experience

Award and Payment Info:

  • Award amount will be determined on the basis of estimated costs.
  • CFHU awards are paid at the time of travel after students have completed a Safety Abroad Workshop and have registered with the Safety Abroad Office.

Possible Programs:

  • 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.
  • English-Language Student Exchange in the Humanities, U of T and HUJ:
    The University of Toronto and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers a bilateral, reciprocal exchange program in the Humanities for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the fields of: History, including Jewish History and History of the Holy Land/contemporary Israel; Middle Eastern Studies; Religious Studies; Jewish Thought; and Archeology. Up to three U of T students may take part per year, enrolling in advanced English-language courses designed to complement their areas of study. For further information, please contact Learning Abroad at: learning.abroad@utoronto.ca

Deadline:

  • March 22 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

Associates of the University of Toronto Awards for Study of the United States

Variable amount, United States, based on proposal and competition

  • Awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in the American Studies program or graduate students undertaking research or study related to the United States.
  • 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 students enrolled in the American Studies Program.
  • Reserved for graduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science undertaking research or study related to the United States. 
  • Students require demonstration of financial need. Ontario residents are given priority. 

Award and Payment Info:

  • Award amount and number of awardees will be determined by the Awards 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:

  • March 15 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

Germany/Europe - 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.

Hungary - 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.

Italy - 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

Italy - 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

Japan - 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

Russia - 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

Spanish-Speaking Country - 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

Spain, Portugal, Latin America - 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