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University of Toronto Excellence Award

The 2022 competition is now closed.

Award Value: 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: 14 weeks between May 1 and September 30, 2022
Deadline: Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 4pm ET

The University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA) program 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 appointment is with the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George Campus). 

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 an application. Note that international students are eligible for UTEA and should submit the UTEA application only.

Eligibility Requirements

For a full listing of eligibility requirements, please visit the UTEA homepage.

Please also review the 2022 University of Toronto Excellence Awards (UTEA) Program Guidelines.

What to Submit

The 2022 competition is now closed.

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