University-Wide Award: Lachlan Gilchrist Fellowship Fund

Award Overview

Eligibility

At the time of application, an applicant must:

  • Be a domestic or 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- (or equivalent) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); or if the student has competed two years of graduate studies at the time of application, the student must only demonstrate an overall average of at least A- (or equivalent) on all graduate courses completed.
Note: Recipients must maintain full-time registration throughout the academic year immediately following the current competition.

Application Process

The Lachlan Gilchrist Fellowship Fund is one of the endowed awards within the SGS University-Wide Awards competition. Review the full Application Process on the University Wide Awards web page.

Each applicant must ensure that a complete application package (including their referee’s letter) is provided to their graduate unit by the unit’s specified deadline.​

Application Package

​A completed application will include all of the following items (no other supporting documentation will be accepted):

  1. Completed and signed University-Wide Awards application form.
  2. Original or certified copies of official transcripts from all universities attended in the last two years of full-time studies or if the student has competed two years of graduate studies at the time of application, the student must include transcripts for all graduate studies.
    • ACORN print-outs are sufficient for the U of T transcript.
    • Certification/validation may be performed by the graduate unit. If the graduate unit is not able to certify/validate a transcript, it is each applicant’s responsibility to obtain and provide within their application package an original official transcript that was issued by the appropriate institution.
    • Grading legends must be provided with every transcript. Copies of unofficial transcripts from other institutions will not be accepted. Transcripts should not be separately mailed to the Graduate Awards Office​
  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; and​
  5. One letter of reference addressing the applicant’s academic merit from an academic supervisor/adviser or a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s academic work (one page maximum)​; letter must clearly state the referee’s name and contact information.​

Additional Info

Donor: Various donors inspired by Professor Lachlan Gilchrist