University of Toronto Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize
University Of Toronto
Deadline:  18th April
Results on:  01st September

All Nationalities
B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology),B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture),B.Plan. (Bachelor of Planning),B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce),B.Voc. (Bachelor of Vocation),B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science),B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration),B.F.Tech. (Bachelor of Fashion Technology),B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fishery Science),B.H.M. (Bachelor of Hotel Management),B.Des. (Bachelor of Design),B.Text. (Bachelor of Textile),B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy),B.B.I. (Bachelor of Banking and Insurance)

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


Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Bachelors Degree

This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in University of Toronto in Canada

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelors of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies

Applicable to all Bachelor programs




  • 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 2020, Fall 2020, or Winter 2021 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


How To Apply


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
  • After the completion of the form, the student's instructor will be notified by email to submit a letter of support