The departmental deadline: March 5, 2019

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. 

UTEA-NSE Value: $6,000 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.

Please note the following:

  • The departmental deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
  • The supervisor of UTEA-NSE recipient must be a faculty member holding NSERC grant administered through UTM, either as the principal investigator or the co-applicant.
  • Only one (1) UTEA application 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 13: 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 Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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. Julie Desjardins, Mathematics (Conditional)
Dr. Michael Groechenig, Mathematics (Conditional)
Dr. Ilia Binder, Mathematics
Dr. Jacopo de Simoi, Mathematics
Dr. Sanja Fidler, Computer Science (apply for her through St. Geroge Campus)
Dr. Ian Graham, Mathematics (not available 2019)
Dr. Yael Karshon, Mathematics
Dr. Konstantin Khanin, Mathematics
Dr. Dehan Kong, Statistics
Dr. Sushant Sachdeva, Computer Science
Dr. Arul Shankar, Mathematics
Mr. Florian Shkurti, Computer Science (conditional)
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