The departmental deadline: March 1, 2018

University of Toronto Excellence Awards (UTEA)

Purpose: To provide undergraduate students with funding to conduct a summer research project under a faculty member's supervision. 

Value: $6,000

(The UTEA-SSH award is entirely funded by the Vice-President Research; the UTEA-NSE award requires a contribution of $1,125 by the supervising faculty member.) 

Duration: 14 full weeks in the summer term, between May 1 to September 30, 2018.

Please note the following:

  • The departmental deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, March 1, 2018.
  • The supervisor of a UTEA-SSH or UTEA-NSE recipient must be a faculty member holding a SSHRC or NSERC grant administered through UTM, either as the principal investigator or the co-applicant.
  • Only one (1) UTEA application (either SSH or NSE) from each UTM academic department may be submitted. Within units where faculty members have received both NSERC and SSHRC funding, they can submit one for each category (SSH and NSE).
  • The applicant’s official transcript is to be attached to Part 1 of the application and given to the proposed supervisor.
  • For each UTEA award, the faculty supervisor must complete an application using the My Research – Applications (MRA) online system by the deadline, March 15: http://www.research.utoronto.ca/my-research/

NB: In order to submit the application, a document must be attached to the MRA record, so the UTEA proposal should be attached. 

For complete details on the program and eligibility criteria, please refer to the attached guidelines and application forms

Applications should be submitted to the Undergraduate Counselor in the MCS Department Office (3012 Deerfield Hall), no later than Thursday, March 1, 2018

Please contact Rong Wu at rong.wu@utoronto.ca or 905-569-5768 with any questions you may have regarding this award opportunity.

Faculty members who hold NSERC Grants and are eligible to supervise  UTEA in the MCS Department at UofT Mississauga are:

Dr. Ilia Binder, Mathematics
Dr. Anthony Bonner, Computer Science
Dr. Maxime Fortier Bourque, Mathematics
Dr. Jacopo de Simoi, Mathematics
Dr. Sanja Fidler, Computer Science (apply for her through St. Geroge Campus)
Dr. Ian Graham, Mathematics (not available 2018)
Dr. Yael Karshon, Mathematics
Dr. Konstantin Khanin, Mathematics
Dr. Dehan Kong, Statistics
Dr. Arul Shankar, Mathematics
Dr. Luis Seco, Mathematics
Dr. Stanislav Volgushev, Statistics
Dr. William Weiss, Mathematics
Dr. Daniel Wigdor, Computer Science
Dr. Michael Yampolsky, Mathematics
Dr. Ke Zhang, Mathematics