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University of Toronto Excellence Award

The 2021 competition is now closed.

Award Value: $7,500 ($6,000 provided by the University to be matched by a minimum of $1,500 by the student’s supervisor and/or department).
Duration: 14 full weeks in the summer term, between May 1 and September 30, 2021.

The University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA) program is funded by the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI). The UTEA program in the Faculty of Arts & Science is designed to provide undergraduate students with opportunities to work on summer research projects over 14 weeks under the direction of a faculty member whose primary (full time) appointment is in the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George Campus). 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or foreign student with valid student visa for the full summer work term.
  • Registered (at the time of application) as a full-time student in a bachelor’s degree program at the University of Toronto (and not holding higher degrees in NSE or SSH).
  • Must have obtained a cumulative average of “B+” or higher.

Please Note

This is a competitive two stage process that involves an initial selection step at the Departmental level followed by a final decision step at the Faculty level. There is no guarantee that your application will be selected.

Students who have submitted an application for the NSERC USRA will automatically be considered for the UTEA and do not need to submit a second application. Note that international students are eligible for UTEA and should submit the UTEA application only.