CPS Departmental Computer Grant

CPS Departmental Computer Grant

The Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences (CPS) provides graduate students funding towards purchasing a personal computer.

Student Eligibility

The computer grant is open to all PhD students who are affiliated at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and supervised by a CPS faculty member. 

To be appropriately identified in ROSI as 'UTM affiliated', students need to complete and submit the Campus Affiliation form on the Provost website.

Grant Purpose

The grant provides PhD students funding towards purchasing a personal computer to assist with their research initiatives and academics. The Computer Grant is a one-time request for a maximum of $1,000.

Application Process & Deadlines

Interested students must complete the CPS Departmental Computer Grant form which must be signed by both the student and the supervisor before being submitted to Michelle Bae (cpsgrad.utm@utoronto.ca), Graduate Student and TA Process Coordinator. The coordinator will verify eligibility, consult with the graduate supervisor and confirm if the student can proceed to purchase.

Grant requests will be accepted after 6 months into the PhD program and up to approximately 1 year prior to graduation.


Computer grant requests will be awarded to all eligible applicants providing the allotted funding for the granting year has not been exhausted. If the total sum of grant requests exceeds the allowable funding, approval of remaining requests will be subject to Chair approval.

Expense Eligibility & Reimbursement

Students must submit an expense reimbursement claim for the computer purchase. The template created for the sole purpose of computer expense claim reimbursement is available here. Complete and sign the form and submit it, along with the original receipt, to Gigi Shen (gigi.shen@utoronto.ca), Financial and Administrative Coordinator.