Departmental Graduate Awards

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

Unless otherwise stated, a complete application includes:  (a) CV, including publications; (b) ACORN printout of your transcript; (c) one page summary of your qualifications for the award; and (d) an OSOTF form for OSOTF awards.  If the award takes financial need into consideration and is not an OSOTF award, then a letter demonstrating financial need must be included.

Applications for all awards are to be delivered electronically to: grad.chemeng@utoronto.ca . Each award application is to be submitted as one pdf document containing all required items.

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
2019-2020:  1 award at $16,000
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2020
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.

BioZone Graduate Scholarship
2019-2020:  Not available this year
Application Deadline: n/a
Awarded to a student at the graduate level who is undertaking research within the BioZone Centre on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Dorothy Meldrum Szymaszek Student Exchange Fund
2019-2020:  1 at $9,500
Proposal Deadline: January 30th, 2020
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
2019-2020:  2 awards at $2,422
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2020
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
2019-2020:  2 awards at $2,075
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2020
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.

Irving O. Shoichet Graduate Scholarship
2019-2020:  not available at present
Application Deadline: n/a
To be awarded to graduate students registered in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, on the basis of academic merit and will be awarded to students whose research and studies are focused on the areas of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.

Professor Doug Reeve Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow Graduate Award
2019-2020:  $6,296 in available funds
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2020
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.

Note: the LOT awards requires the submission of additional documentation. For further details go to – LOT Awards

Diran Basmadjian Graduate Scholarship in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
2019-2020:  1 award at $15,322
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2020
Please follow the link below for the description, and unique application procedures for this award.
Link: Diran Basmadjian

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)
2019-2020:  2 at $2,100 each
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2020
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)
2019-2020:  2 awards at $2,065 each
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2020
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.

W. H. Rapson Memorial Award (OSOTF)
2019-2020:  1 award at $2,300
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2020
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)
2019-2020:  1 award at $2,000
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2020
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
2019-2020:  not available this year
Application Deadline: n/a
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.