Dean's Research Award

One way that you can get involved in world-class research is through the Dean’s Research Awards program. This program is available to all full-time engineering students, beginning in their second year of studies, who have a previous-year minimum GPA of 3.2.

As a participant, you’ll receive a modest financial award and gain valuable practical research experience.

Participating in the program and conducting research gives you a more in-depth understanding of the lessons you’ve learned in the classroom, and enhance learning.

The award must be held during an academic term and can't be concurrent with a project for which credit is received.

Application procedure and timelines
Getting started in a project supported by a Dean’s Research Award is simple. The first step is to find a professor in the Faculty of Engineering who is willing to supervise a research project in an area in which you are interested —or whose research areas interest you. You can either approach professors and ask them about research opportunities or consult the project list.

Ask your research supervisor to complete a Dean’s Research Award application form, and submit it to the Chair of your department. Funding proposals are then forwarded to the Dean’s office for consideration. If your application is successful, you will be asked to make a brief presentation outlining your research project at the end of the term.

Timelines
Deadline for applications for Fall Term projects - November 1
Fall Term presentation - January

Deadline for applications for Winter/both Term projects - January 31
Winter/both Term presentations - April  

Current Projects
Find out more information on current research projects eligible under the Dean's Research Awards program.
View Projects List