The departmental deadline for 2024: March 13, 2024

University of Toronto Excellence Awards (UTEA)

UTEA provides opportunities for research experience at the undergraduate level in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE), social sciences and humanities (SSH), or health and life sciences (HLS); to augment the formal research courses offered by the University of Toronto; to provide undergraduate students opportunities to gain direct research experience on a faculty-led project; to help students learn and appreciate the investigative methodologies of areas of particular interest; and to foster interest in and knowledge of careers in research.

For the 2024 cycle, UTM will award up to FIFTEEN (15) UTEA in Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSE), NINETEEN (19) UTEA in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and NINE (9) UTEA in Health & Life Sciences (HLS).

Award value - UTEA-NSE: a minimum of $7,500 funded from two sources:

  • $5250 (maximum) from the central University
  • at least $2250 from the department or supervisor.

Award Duration: 14 full weeks during the summer term, beginning no earlier than May 1, 2024 and ending no later than September 30, 2024.

** Important notes on Faculty eligibility for UTEA

  • The supervisor of a UTEA-NSE recipient must be a faculty member holding an active tri-agency grant or have a pending tri-agency grant at the start date of UTEA (May 1) as a principal investigator (PI).
  • Supervisors must be campus-based (i.e. primary appointment at the University of Toronto).

Please visit the UTM Office of the Vice-Principal, Research UTEA website for more details and eligibility. If you are interested in applying, please start by carefully reviewing the UTEA 2024 Guidelines to understand eligibility and the process involved. 

Submit the documents listed below to your discipline's academic advisor. For Computer Science, submit to Yvette Ye (yvette.ye@utoronto.ca); for Mathematical Sciences or Applied Statistics submit to Laura Ferlito (laura.ferlito@utoronto.ca). 

Contact your discipline's academic advisor or Rong Wu (rong.wu@utoronto.ca) with any questions you may have regarding this award opportunity.







Last updated 5-Feb-24