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/ROSI printout of your transcript; (c) one page summary of your qualifications for the award; and (d) an OSOTF form for OSOTF awards.

Applications to all awards can be delivered to: CHE Graduate Office (WB216a) or electronically: grad.chemeng@utoronto.ca 

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 $3000 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
2017-2018:  two awards, each valued $11,000
Application Deadline: February 19th, 2018
Description: 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.

Edward Jarvis Tyrrell Fellowship
2017-2018:  two awards, each valued $2,400
Application Deadline:  February 19th, 2018
Description: To be awarded on the basis of academic merit to a full-time research graduate student enrolled in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry

Professor Doug Reeve Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow Graduate Award
2017-2018: one award, valued $6000
Application Deadline: February 23rd,  2018
Description: 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 – http://www.chem-eng.utoronto.ca/LOT-Awards-2018/.

Rein Otson Memorial Graduate Scholarship
2017-2018:  one award, valued $10,000
Application Deadline: February 19th, 2018
Awarded to a graduate student from Estonia in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry on the basis of academic merit, with preference given to students with an interest in risk management and/or environmental issues.

Basmadjian Diran Graduate Scholarship in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
2017-2018: one award, valued $13,000
Application Deadline: February 19th, 2018
Description: Please follow the link below for the description, and unique application procedures for this award.
Link: http://www.chem-eng.utoronto.ca/departmental-graduate-awards/diran-basmadjian-graduate-scholarship-in-chemical-engineering-and-applied-chemistry/

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)
2017-2018:  two awards, each valued $1900
Application Deadline:  February 19th, 2018
Description: To be awarded to a student pursuing environmental graduate studies in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry who has demonstrated financial need.

McLean Foundation Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (OSOTF)
2017-2018:  four awards, each valued $15,000
Application Deadline: February 19th, 2018
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)
2017-2018: one award, valued $1000
Application Deadline:  February 19th, 2018
Description: 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.