A&S Graduate Scholarships

A number of scholarships are awarded annually to Arts & Science graduate students. Learn about the scholarships available, award criteria, the application process and more.

Please note: The deadline for nominations for all A&S Graduate Scholarships has been extended to Friday May 1, 2020.

Value:    
$5,000

Number of Awards:;
1

Eligibility:
First year Master’s and PhD students undertaking research related to Canada.

Criteria:
Academic excellence

Nomination:
Students must submit an application to their graduate unit. Each graduate unit may nominate one student for the Barbara Frum Memorial Award in Canadian Scholarship. A nomination letter explaining how the student meets the criteria for the award must be provided by the Graduate Chair or Graduate Coordinator. Graduate units may email the application package and nomination letter to graduateawards.artsci@utoronto.ca.

Application:
To apply, students must:

  1. complete the downloadable A&S Award Application form, which includes fields for contact and program information and a brief research statement;
  2. submit official transcripts for completed degrees and the degree in progress. For the degree in progress, the transcript must show fall 2019 registration and grades*; and
  3. submit a letter of support from the supervisor. Letters of support may be emailed by the supervisor to your Graduate Administrator. **

* Electronic transcripts are acceptable. ROSI / ACORN printouts are not official transcripts.

** If the student is in the early years of the program and does not have a supervisor, a letter of support may be provided by another faculty member from the program of study.

Deadlines:
Graduate unit deadline: Set by Graduate Unit
Deadline for Nominations: May 1, 2020

Results:
Via email, June

Payment:
2020-21 Academic Year

PDF iconApply for the Barbara Frum Memorial Award in Canadian Scholarship​

Value:
$4,000

Number of Awards:
10

Eligibility:
Female graduate students enrolled in a mathematics or science program.

Criteria:
Academic merit and financial need. Seven of the 10 awards will be awarded in compliance with Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) requirements, which include Ontario residency and financial need. Up to three of the awards may be awarded to non-residents, including international students, and those who are in need but do not meet the OSOTF financial criteria.

Nomination:
Students must submit an application to their graduate unit. Each graduate unit may nominate two students for the General Motors Women in Science and Mathematics Awards. A nomination letter explaining how the student meets the criteria for the award must be provided by the Graduate Chair or Graduate Coordinator for each nominee, Graduate units may email application packages and nomination letters to graduateawards.artsci@utoronto.ca.

Application:
To apply, students must:

  1. complete the downloadable A&S Award Application form, which includes fields for contact and program information and a brief research statement;
  2. complete an online Financial Need Assessment to determine OSOTF eligibility and include a copy of the assessment results with the application;
  3. submit official transcripts for completed degrees and the degree in progress - for the degree in progress, the transcript must show fall 2019 registration and grades*; and
  4. submit a letter of support from the supervisor. Letters of support may be emailed by the supervisor to your Graduate Administrator. **

* Electronic transcripts are acceptable. ROSI / ACORN printouts are not official transcripts.
** If the student is in the early years of the program and does not have a supervisor, a letter of support may be provided by another faculty member from the program of study.

Deadlines:
Graduate unit deadline: Set by Graduate Unit
Deadline for Nominations: May 1, 2020

Results:
Via email, June

Payment:
2020-21 Academic Year

PDF icon​Apply for the General Motors Women in Science and Mathematics Awards​

Value:
$25,000

Number of Awards: 
1

Eligibility:
A domestic Master’s or PhD student in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Previous award recipients may re-apply.

Criteria: 
Academic merit and financial need. Awards will be made in compliance with Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) requirements, which include Ontario residency and financial need.

Nomination:
Students must submit an application to their graduate unit. Each graduate unit may nominate one student for the Vivienne Poy Chancellor's Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. A nomination letter explaining how the student meets the criteria for the award must be provided by the Graduate Chair or Graduate Coordinator. Graduate units may email the application package and nomination letter to graduateawards.artsci@utoronto.ca.

Application:
To apply, students must:

  1. complete the downloadable A&S Award Application form, which includes fields for contact and program information and a brief research statement;
  2. complete an online Financial Need Assessment to determine OSOTF eligibility and include a copy of the assessment results with the application;
  3. submit official transcripts for completed degrees and the degree in progress - for the degree in progress, the transcript must show fall 2019 registration and grades*; and
  4. submit a letter of support from the supervisor. Letters of support may be emailed by the supervisor to your Graduate Administrator. **

* Electronic transcripts are acceptable. ROSI / ACORN printouts are not official transcripts.
** If the student is in the early years of the program and does not have a supervisor, a letter of support may be provided by another faculty member from the program of study.

Deadlines:
Graduate unit deadline: Set by Graduate Unit
Deadline for Nominations: May 1, 2020

Results:
Via email, June

Payment:
2020-21 Academic Year

PDF iconApply for the Vivienne Poy Chancellor's Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences​

Academic Excellence is the Faculty of Arts & Science’s top priority for graduate education. The Faculty of Arts & Science has established a new suite of awards to recognize the very best doctoral students and their achievements.

One Dean’s Doctoral Excellence Scholarship of $10,000 will be made to an A&S student who is academically excellent, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization and has demonstrated leadership potential.

Eight A&S Doctoral Excellence Scholarships of $5,000 will be made to the runners up in the competition for the top award.

Successful candidates will be invited to a reception hosted by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Value:
One award of $10,000

Eight awards of $5,000

These scholarships will be provided on top of any other funding package or award that the recipient may receive.

Number of Awards:
Nine

Eligibility:
To be eligible, the student must be registered in a doctoral program in the Faculty of Arts & Science in 2019-20 and 2020-21. This award is adjudicated in the current academic year and paid in following academic year.

Criteria:
The criteria are: 

  1. academic excellence;
  2. originality and significance of the body of work within the nominee’s fields of research;
  3. quality of publications relative to the stage of the career, recognizing that publication expectations vary by program of study;
  4. evidence of impact of the nominee’s work within their fields of research;
  5. level of engagement and quality of training and mentoring provided to students, emerging scholars and participants, relative to the nominee’s career level; and
  6. demonstrated potential for leadership and societal contributions within and/or beyond the academic community.

Nomination:
Students must submit an application to their graduate unit. Each graduate unit may nominate one student for the Faculty of Arts & Science Doctoral Excellence Scholarships. A nomination letter explaining how the student meets the criteria for the award must be provided by the Graduate Chair or Graduate Coordinator. Graduate units may email the application package and nomination letter to graduateawards.artsci@utoronto.ca.

Application:
To apply, students must:

  1. complete the downloadable A&S Award Application form, which includes fields for contact and program information and a brief research statement;
  2. submit official transcripts for completed degrees and the degree in progress. For the degree in progress, the transcript must show fall 2019 registration and grades*; and
  3. submit a letter of support from the supervisor. Letters of support may be emailed by the supervisor to your Graduate Administrator. **

*Electronic transcripts are acceptable. ROSI / ACORN printouts are not official transcripts.
** If the student is in the early years of the program and does not have a supervisor, a letter of support may be provided by another faculty member from the program of study.

Deadlines:
Graduate unit deadline: Set by Graduate Unit

Deadline for Nominations: May 1, 2020

Results:
Via email, June

Payment:
2020-21 Academic Year

PDF icon​Apply for the Faculty of Arts & Science Doctoral Excellence Scholarships

More graduate scholarships and awards are offered by departments. Please connect with your academic unit to learn about the application procedures, deadlines and other conditions of the awards for which you wish to apply.