Professor R. Paul Young Fellowship


Colleagues and Friends of Professor R. Paul Young​


Up to $2,000.00​

Number of Awards Available

One recipient annually

Eligibility Criteria

At the time of application, an applicant must:

  • Be a dome​stic or international graduate student

  • Be registered full-time in a PhD program and will maintain full-time registration throughout the academic year immediately following the current competition

  • Be conducting research that addresses a problem which crosses traditional Faculty boundaries (e.g., Music and Medicine; Education and Exercise Sciences)

  • 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); 
      • ROSI 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.
      • ROSI 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 from the academic supervisor attesting to the applicant’s academic excellence and describing how his/her thesis addresses a problem that crosses traditional Faculty boundaries (one to two pages maximum).


​Each applicant may contact their graduate unit for the exact application deadline.

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