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Undergrad Scholarships & Awards

The department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology offers various awards and bursaries for undergraduates in all years. We also offer a variety of summer research awards that present opportunities for students to work in our faculty research labs and in the field. 

Award Explorer is a centralized, searchable database of thousands of awards from admissions to in-course and graduating awards. The database holds awards that are funded by the academic divisions, colleges, as well as awards that are institutionally centrally funded by the University of Toronto. This tool can help you explore the diverse funding opportunities available to you.


The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) offers Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) during the summer to encourage student participation in research.


The Koffler Scientific Reserve (KSR) located at Joker’s Hill north of Toronto sponsors Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) during the summer.

University of Toronto Excellence Award

The University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA) program provides eligible undergraduate students with opportunities to conduct summer research projects under the supervision of eligible U of T faculty members.

CGCS Summer Internship Program

Centre for Global Change Science (CGCS) offers paid summer internships for undergraduates to pursue research in the lab of EEB-affiliated members of the Centre.

Northrop Frye Summer Research Experience

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who has successfully completed BIO120H1. The award will fund summer research in the discipline of evolution, ecology, or behaviour.

CUE Undergraduate Research Award

Every year Centre for Urban Environments (CUE) allocates funding to ensure that students can pursue independent and cutting-edge research alongside leading scholars in urban environmental studies. Some EEB faculty are members of the Centre and may be eligible to supervise projects.

Summer Undergraduate Data Science (SUDS) Opportunities Program

Through the SUDS Opportunities Program, undergraduate students, who are interested in exploring data science as a career path have an exciting opportunity to engage in hands-on research led by Data Sciences Institute member faculty and scientists across the three campuses. There may be EEB-related projects available.

EEB Awards

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards offered by the department.

EEB distributes a number of merit- and financial needs-based awards every year. Students enrolled in EEB programs are automatically considered for the awards, if they meet the eligibility requirements.

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