The Ranjit Kumar Graduate Fellowship


The Foundation for International Training


Up to $5,000.00

Number of Awards Available

One recipient annually

Eligibility Criteria

At the time of application, an applicant must:

  • Be a domestic or international graduate student

  • Be registered full-time in any doctoral or doctoral-stream program and will maintain full-time registration throughout the academic year immediately following the current competition

  • 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

Preference is given to students conducting research related to the development of government, civil society, and/or the private sector in Africa, Asia, the Americas, or the Middle East.

Application & Nomination Procedure

  1. University-Wide Awards application form

  2. Transcript(s), as per above

  3. One copy of resume/CV

  4. One copy of relevant paper or project

  5. One page description of thesis in non-technical language; the introduction must state how the applicant's research meets this award's research criteria

  6. 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).


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

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