University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA)
The purpose of UTEA is to provide opportunities for research experience at the undergraduate level in either the Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSE) or Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH); to augment the formal research courses offered by the University of Toronto; to give undergraduate students opportunities to experience different approaches to research in various fields; to help students learn and appreciate the investigative methodology of areas of particular interest; and, to provide students with an experience that will allow them to make informed decisions about pursuing careers in research.
Award Value and Duration
Award Value: Both the UTEA-SSH and UTEA-NSE are valued at a minimum of $7,500. $5,250 is provided by the University, and must be matched by a minimum of $2,250 from the student’s supervisor or the academic unit. Any supplement above this level may be set at the supervisor’s or department’s discretion.
Duration: The 2022 term is now closed. Check back in early 2023 for further updates.
Am I Eligible?
Research Environment and Fieldwork
Any additional costs related to fieldwork (e.g. travel expenses) are the responsibility of the supervisor or the department.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The University of Toronto recognizes that diversity is essential to the creation of a vibrant intellectual community that allows our researchers to maximize their creativity and their contributions. We are strongly committed to diversity in research and especially welcome applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All divisions will ensure all efforts are made to incorporate equity, diversity and inclusion principles within their selection process.