Graduate Awards

Awards and Deadlines

Students must check the award announcement sent from the Graduate Office to ensure they are meeting Departmental deadlines and procedures.

2023-2024 CGS Doctoral (CIHR/NSERC) Competition Student Submission Deadline: September 20, 2022

SGS Conference Grant – Fall 2022 Application CycleApplication opens September, 2022 and closes November 30, 2022 @ 4:30 p.m.

2023-2024 Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Program (CGS M)December 1, 2022

Departmental Awards

Please note: the awards listed below are open to MASc and PhD students, unless otherwise specified.

Award Distribution

In cases where awards/scholarships are less than or equal to $3000 in value, the recipient’s total annual funding is increased by the award/scholarship amount. In cases where awards/scholarships are greater than $3000 in value, the recipient’s total annual funding is increased by $3,000 and the department and supervisor contributions are decreased by 50% of the differential (i.e., scholarship amount -$3000).

Open to Domestic and International Students

Bert Wasmund Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Energy Research in the Department of Chemical Engineering
Awarded on the basis of academic merit to doctoral-stream graduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry specializing in the recovery and utilization of sustainable energy derived from the sun. Preference given to students conducting research in power generation from solar cells and wind turbines, systems for the efficient use of sustainable derived thermal and electric energy, and energy storage by batteries and other means.

Colin Hahnemann Bayley Fellowship in the Department of Chemical Engineering
Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to an incoming graduate student. A student entering a master’s program will hold the Fellowship for a period of two years. A student entering a Ph.D. program will hold the Fellowship during the final two years of the Ph.D. program. The student will be known as the Colin Hahnemann Bayley Fellow.

Dorothy Meldrum Szymaszek Student Exchange Fund
To be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. The award is given to students who wish to pursue studies and/or research for a minimum 4-month period at any accredited university within Scotland. The recipient’s studies and/or research may be pursued in any area relating to chemical engineering and applied chemistry.

Note: A complete proposal includes a CV, ACORN printout of your transcripts, and a one to two page letter. The letter must outline (a) how the exchange will enhance your studies, (b) whether you would pursue an academic (coursework) or research exchange, and (c) the University you intend to study at along with information on courses or the lab you would work in. The selection committee will choose one proposal, at which point the candidate can begin arranging the exchange. Exchanges currently support by the University of Toronto can be found on the Learning Abroad website.

Edward Jarvis Tyrrell Fellowship

To be awarded on the basis of academic merit to a full-time research graduate student enrolled in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry.

Frank Howard Guest Bursary
Awards will be made to students enrolled in any graduate program in the Faculty in any Department on the basis of academic standing and financial need on the recommendation of the Graduate Coordinator.

Professor Doug Reeve Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow Graduate Award
The objective of these Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Awards is to recognize students in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry who have shown the potential to become outstanding leaders.  This potential may be demonstrated in a number of ways, including participation in student councils or clubs, community organizations, cultural groups, or athletics. Applicants should enumerate their service to others through volunteering or community work. Recipients should have the ability to inspire others to action and to excellence.

Professor Honghi Tran Practical Research Award in Sustainable Energy and Chemical Processing
To be awarded to a graduate student co-supervised by a professor in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry with preference given to applied research in the industries of Pulp & Paper, Forestry and Renewable Energy.

Diran Basmadjian Graduate Scholarship in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
To be awarded to one outstanding doctoral student who is registered in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching in the undergraduate Chemical Engineering program.

Open to doctoral students in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry who have worked as a Teaching Assistant for any course delivered in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering for a minimum of one session.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of outstanding performance in the areas of:

(a) Classroom instruction, including lectures, tutorials, small-group teaching, and laboratory instruction
(b) Consultation with students outside of class
(c) Use of effective teaching methods and the development of course material

Student Discovery Award (SDA)
$1,500 MASc, $3,000 PhD
To be awarded to students who have successfully defended their MASc or PhD thesis at a Departmental Oral Examination within 2 or 5 years respectively, and have authored/co-authored at least one first-authored paper per year in the program at the time of the examination.  To be considered, submit a list of publications and a one-page impact statement to the Committee at the start of the examination.

Open to Domestic Students

Eco-Tec Founder’s Fellowship (OSOTF)
To be awarded to a student pursuing environmental graduate studies in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry who has demonstrated financial need.

Helen L Cross (nee Colquhuon) Memorial Graduate Scholarship (OSOTF)
To be given to a graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given to a female student and if possible from Northern Ontario.

McLean Foundation Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (OSOTF)
To be awarded to graduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry on the basis of financial need. Academic excellence will also be taken into consideration

W. H. Rapson Memorial Award (OSOTF)
To be given to a graduate student on the basis of financial need.  Academic merit will also be considered.  The student will be specifically studying in the Pulp and Paper Research Centre within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry.

William J. Dowkes Graduate Bursary (OSOTF)
Awarded on the basis of financial need to a student in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry.

Open to International Students

Rein Otson Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding international graduate student(s), preferably from Estonia, who are registered within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. Preference will then be given to candidates whose research is within bio-sciences and/or bio-engineering fields, with a focus on environmental concerns, especially relating to air and water issues.

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