University of Toronto Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize

Awarded by : University of Toronto

Updated on Mar 25, 2022
Amrita Kaur

University Research Analyst

University of Toronto Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize

  • Applicable for

    University of Toronto in Canada

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 59,540/-

  • No. of students to be awarded

    6

  • Course Level

    Bachelors

  • Intake year

    Sep 2022

  • Final application deadline

    17 Apr 2022

  • Type of scholarships

    Need

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Scholarship Overview

  • The purpose of this prize is to showcase and award students’ effective and innovative use of information sources and the development of their understanding of what it means to be information literate in the 21st century
  • This prize provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their information-seeking experience, showcase their research beyond the classroom, and promote scholarship excellence at the undergraduate level at the University of Toronto

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: CAD 1,000 => Rs 59,540

Conversion rate used: 1 CAD = Rs. 61.93 (last updated 8th June 2022)

Scholarship amount will be given: Yearly

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ×Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ×Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others ×Not covered in scholarship

  • Up to six (6) prizes for $1000 each will be awarded each academic year.

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: 6

  • Up to six (6) prizes will be awarded each academic year
  • The prize will be awarded at the discretion of the awards committee and all six prizes may not be awarded annually

Scholarship Eligibility

No specific eligibility requirement mentioned on the Scholarship site, student profile will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be first-entry undergraduate students currently enrolled at the University of Toronto
  • Applicants from any discipline or major, and from any campus, are encouraged to apply
  • UTSC students cannot submit the same assignment to both the UTL Undergraduate Research Prize and the UTSC Undergraduate Research Prize
  • Assignments or research projects completed for course work at the University of Toronto during Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Winter 2022 are eligible for submission

Students are judged on their use of information sources for a course assignment

The judging panel will evaluate each project based on:

  • where the students look for information sources

  • what resources and/or services (library or information-related) the students use during the research or information-seeking process

  • how the students evaluate and select the information sources incorporated in the assignment/project

The focus of the prize is based on effective and innovative searching, and the use of information sources. The reflective statement is key to a strong and successful application, and will hold the most weight with judges, rather than the research assignment.

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India +239 more

Application Process for this scholarship

Documents Required:

  • A reflective statement
  • A copy of an assignment, including a bibliography

Application process:

  • Students need to fill out the application form to apply for the University of Toronto Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize
  • Once they have completed this web form, they will receive an email prompting them to submit the following documents
    • A reflective statement describing the effective and innovative research process and use of research materials (750-1000 words). Please refer to the evaluation rubric that will be used to judge submissions
    • A copy of the submitted assignment, including the bibliography
  • Please send these files as two (2) separate documents. They should be formatted as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files
  • If the research assignment cannot be submitted in an electronic format (e.g. a video, music performance, artwork) email the prize committee at libprize@utoronto.ca
  • After the completion of the form, the student's instructor will be notified by email to submit a letter of support

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application start date January 17, 2022 Not Available
Application final end date April 17, 2022
  • The application closes at 11:59 pm
Virtual prize ceremony May 30, 2022
  • Monday, May 30, 2022; 2pm-4pm (ET)

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

FAQ Link https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/undergrad-research-prize/faq
Contact email libprize@utoronto.ca
Phone number 416-978-8450

Additional Information

  • Submissions are judged by a review committee composed of librarians and faculty members in various disciplines at the University of Toronto
  • The review committee evaluates the completed applications and selects the winners in each of the categories based on an evaluation rubric

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