Awards & Funding

Funding Opportunities


Access Programs University Fund (APUF)
Learning and Education Advancement Fund (LEAF)
Undergraduate Course Development Fund (UCDF)
Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF)
Online Undergraduate Course Initiative (OUCI)

Awards of Excellence


The Awards of Excellence (AWEX) recognize members of the University of Toronto community who, through an incredible breadth of accomplishments, helped U of T take its place among the world’s best.

Read more about the Awards of Excellence.

University Professors


The University of Toronto owes much of its reputation and stature to the quality of its eminent professors. The University recognizes unusual scholarly achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge through the designation of University Professor. The number of such appointments does not generally exceed two per cent of the tenured faculty. Its very exclusivity stands to underline the highly prestigious nature of the University Professor designation.

Read more about the University Professors.

U of T Early Career Teaching Award


The University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award recognizes faculty members who are effective teachers and demonstrate an exceptional commitment to student learning, pedagogical engagement, and teaching innovation. Up to four awards of $3,000 each will be offered annually. Award recipients will be honoured at the annual Excellence in Teaching Reception to be held in the Fall.

Read more about the Early Career Teaching Award.

U of T Teaching Fellowships


The University of Toronto Teaching Fellowships provide funds for up to five recipients in the Teaching Stream which will allow them to engage in a pedagogical project of direct benefit to students in a defined area of institutional priority. Through its focus on supporting pedagogical innovation and research, the program is intended to promote the emergence of leaders within the Teaching Stream. The Fellowships will provide the opportunity for Teaching-Stream faculty members to undertake a two-year teaching and learning project, working closely with the Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education and the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI). All Teaching-Stream faculty members are eligible to apply for Teaching Fellowships.

Read more about the University of Toronto Teaching Fellowships.

President’s Teaching Award


The University-wide President’s Teaching Award recognizes sustained excellence in teaching, research in teaching, and the integration of teaching and research. We encourage nominations of colleagues whose achievements are truly outstanding for this very special form of recognition by the University of Toronto.

Read more about the President’s Teaching Award.

President’s Impact Award


The University-wide President’s Impact Award recognizes faculty members whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia. Acknowledging the breadth and depth of scholarship at the University of Toronto, we welcome nominations of faculty across all disciplines.

Read more about the President’s Impact Award.

Other Awards & Funding


Arbor Awards

Honouring and celebrating the contributions of exceptional volunteers.

Distinguished Professors

Recognizing faculty who maintain extraordinary activity in their research and scholarly work and have achieved pre-eminence in their field in line with the University’s objectives and emerging priorities.

Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards

Recognizing students who have made outstanding extra-curricular contributions to their College, Faculty, or School, or to the University as a whole.

Provincial & National Teaching Awards

The Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) maintains a full listing of Teaching Awards.

Research Funding Opportunities

The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation maintains a searchable database of research funding opportunities.

Research Honours & Awards

The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation maintains a searchable database of national and international honours and awards for which faculty researchers, scholars, and innovators may be nominated by their peers or by the University.