The Lachlan Gilchrist Fellowship Fund

​​Donor

Various donors inspired by Professor Lachlan Gilchrist

Value

Up to $4,000.00

Number of Awards Available

One to three recipients annually

Eligibility Criteria

At the time of application, an applicant must:

  • Be a domestic or international graduate student

  • Be registered in a graduate program within the Physical Sciences (Division 3) and will maintain registration throughout the academic year immediately following the current competition


  • Be conducting studies/research focused in the area of fundamental physics

  • Demonstrate academic merit
    • Have achieved at least A- ("A-" = 80%)​ or equivalent in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); 
      • ACORN print-out is sufficient for the U of T transcript. Each applicant must also provide a copy of their previous institution’s official transcript; this copy may be obtained upon request from the applicant's U of T graduate unit
    • Or if the student has completed two years of graduate studies, the student must only demonstrate an overall average of at least A- ("A-" = 80%) or equivalent on all graduate courses completed.
      • ACORN print-out is sufficient for the U of T transcript; in this case, a copy of the previous institution’s transcript is not required

Application & Nomination Procedure

  1. University-Wide Awards application form

  2. Transcript(s), as per above

  3. One copy of resumé/CV

  4. One page plan of study/research proposal in non-technical language; the introduction must state how the applicant's research meets this award's research criteria

  5. One letter of reference addressing the applicant’s academic merit from an academic supervisor/advisor or a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s academic work (one page maximum).

Deadline

Each applicant may contact their graduate unit to determine the application deadline for this competition as well as to which email address all of their application materials must be submitted.

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