There are several miscellaneous in-course scholarships for which undergraduate students may be eligible. Except for the following three scholarships, students should be advised that there are no application procedures. Students will be awarded based on their eligibility under each scholarship's criteria. Please note: Only St. George campus students are eligible for these awards.
Students can also access Awards Explorer through https://awardexplorer.utoronto.ca/ or via ACORN. Awards Explorer is a centralized, searchable database of awards available the University of Toronto. Future and current undergraduate and graduate students can easily look for awards in one location using a combination of keyword searches and filters, including award type/faculty/college, citizenship and more.
The George Mandler Research Fund was established to award undergraduate students undertaking research initiatives in the Department of Psychology at the St. George Campus. The amount of the award varies from year to year, and can be split between two recipients if the award selection committee wishes to do so.
Funds will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to Psychology undergraduate students who are engaged in student-led research initiatives in the Department of Psychology. Preference may be given to students doing research in labs that do not have funds to support their specific projects.
Students will describe in one page or less how the funding will support their research. They will also include a brief statement (1-2 sentences) explaining how their research will be supported if they do not receive the funds. Eligible students should fill out the required George Mandler Research Fund Application Form and email it along with a PDF formatted copy of their academic history from ACORN to the Undergraduate Administrator (email@example.com) by September 30th of each year.
The Linda Mamelak Undergraduate Award was established in honour of Linda Mamelak, former Department Manager, on the occasion of her retirement in 2004, and is open to St. George Campus Psychology Majors, Specialists, and Research Specialists. Applicants must be OSAP recipients and Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents who satisfy one of the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) residency requirements. Academic merit will be considered, and applicants must have a cumulative GPA (cGPA) of at least 3.0 or higher. The value of the award varies from year to year and may be split between more than one applicant.
The application is due by August 31st, and no earlier than August 15th. Please submit the Linda Mamelak Application Form by email to the Undergraduate Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org), along with your academic history from ACORN, formatted as a PDF.
This award will go to a graduating student from the St. George PSY Specialist, Research Specialist, or Major programs who enrols in an approved graduate program in Psychology at the University of Toronto, concentrating in the area of problems of children. The value of this award varies from year to year in the range of $3000-4000 CAD. If you will be enrolling in, and starting a graduate program, this Fall in this particular area of study, please fill out the Horace O. Frosty Steer Award in Psychology Application Form and return it by email along with proof of your enrolment and of the concentration of your studies, as well as a PDF formatted copy of your academic history from ACORN.
Completed applications should be sent to the Undergraduate Administrator (email@example.com). Deadline to submit is August 31st and no earlier than August 15th.
To be awarded to one or more full-time or part-time undergraduate students in the Research Specialist program in the Department of Psychology for an outstanding senior thesis related to the field of Cognitive Science. Funds (a minimum of $500 per recipient) will be awarded at the discretion of the Chair, Department of Psychology, based on the merit of the thesis. Research Specialist students finishing up their PSY400Y1 thesis should apply by no later than April 30th of each year by filling out the Glushko Senior Thesis Award Application Form and emailing it along with a PDF copy of their finished thesis to the Undergraduate Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make note that only theses related to the field of Cognitive Science are eligible.
The Department of Psychology's internal departmental deadline for 2023 NSERC USRA applications is Monday, March 20th, 2023. Students and their supervisors apply via the NSERC website. Applications must then be downloaded into a PDF and submitted to the Undergraduate Administrator via email to email@example.com, along with the student's academic history (from ACORN). Please see the following for more information:
Dept. of Psychology Rules for NSERC Applications:
- We will not accept applications from students registered at other universities
- We will not accept applications from non-PSY Program students or UTM/UTSC students
- Supervisors must only be from the approved list (see above)
- Students must have a current minimum CGPA of 3.0 on their transcript
- Students must be in at least second year to apply
- We will not accept late applications
- You MUST commit to the full 16-weeks of the work term (40 hours per week)
The Department's internal application deadline for the 2023 UTEAs (for both NSERC and SSHRC) is March 22nd, 2023. Applications must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details and eligibility requirements please visit the UTEA websites:
The UTEAs are for 14-weeks and the time spent is 40-hours per week. This is a full-time committment.
How to apply:
In one PDF document, please send the following by email (please include your UofT student number) to email@example.com:
1. Two-page application form filled our and signed by both student and supervisor: 2023 UTEA Arts Science Application form
2. Student academic history from ACORN
A supervisor must hold an active NSERC or SSHRC research grant (either as principal investigator or co-investigator) at the start date of the UTEA (May 1st) or have a pending application. A faculty supervisor may hold a maximum of 2 UTEA awards per year.
This is a new award, starting spring of 2023. Please refer to the following website for complete award and application details and read thoroughly: https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/research-supports-services/find-funding#cihr-sshrc-black-student-undergraduate-student-research-awards. The internal deadline for Psychology is March 22, 2023. Applications are to be completed on NSERC's online application service (https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServices-ServicesEnLigne/Index_eng.asp). Please a submit PDF copy (in one single PDF) of the application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Linda Mamelak Undergraduate Award: Elizabeth Chen
2. The McNab Scholarship in Psychology: Valeria Khudiakova
3. The Dept. of Psychology Student Award: Sangmin Heo
4. The John D. Ketchum Memorial Scholarship: Daniel Wurgaft and James Yuan
5. The John D. Ketchum Memorial Bursary: En Si Chen
6. The Dr. Horace O. Frosty Steer Award: Justine Vorvis
7. The George Mandler Research Fund: Yi Lin Wang and Anuki Amarakoon