At the end of the summer session, students are given a unique and important experience to present their research accomplishments to faculty, graduate students and peers in a poster session. Students look forward to this occasion which has been an annual event sponsored by AstraZeneca Canada and Chemclub.


 
Research in the Department

The Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program in the Department encourages qualified students to broaden their experience in chemistry by doing research during the summer months under the supervision of a chemistry faculty. These are meant to encourage students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in chemistry. These research activities are held in the research labs located in the Lash Miller Building in the St. George campus. Two main programs are the NSERC USRA and the OSOTF scholarships described below.

     
NSERC USRA   OSOTF Research Scholarships

The NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award program is designed to stimulate students' interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. We hope that students who are successful in gaining this experience would develop a serious interest in graduate studies and pursue a research career in one of the chemistry sub-disciplines. Students must have completed at least 3 or 4 academic terms of their bachelor's degree to be eligible to hold a university award. The normal duration of the award is 16 consecutive weeks working in the laboratory of the participating faculty members in the Department.

NSERC USRA is open to UofT students as well as to students from other institutions.

To apply, click on the How To Apply tab at the top of this page.

 

 

The summer research scholarships listed below are available to UofT students in Chemistry programs who could demonstrate receiving financial assistance during the academic year prior to holding the award. Academic performance will also be a factor to be considered. The holder will be able to spend at least four months in the laboratory of the participating faculty member.

  • The Richard Ivey Foundation Summer Research Experience Scholarship
  • The DuPont Canada, Inc. Summer Research Scholarship
  • Xerox Research Centre of Canada Undergraduate Scholarship
  • ChemClub Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship

To apply, click on the How To Apply tab at the top of this page.