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Graduate Awards

Graduate Awards Office

The School of Graduate Studies' Graduate Awards Office provides services and resources to all Daniels students including financial counselling. Please check their website regularly for updates.

In-Course Awards

In-course awards are issued at the completion of each academic year.  The Awards Committee reviews the terms of each in-course award and, in consultation with the teaching and research faculty, determines the award recipient(s) based on the stated eligibility criteria of each award.  All registered students are automatically considered for most in-course awards*.  Awards are issued based on academic performance in the award issued year.

* For Daniels in-course awards requiring applications, instructions are communicated directly to students during the academic term.

Travel Awards

Travel Award Applications are normally due in the winter session of each year. 

Below you will find a list of available travel grants, fellowships, and scholarships open to Daniels students. Travel grants, fellowships, and scholarships are an excellent way to fund your research, travel to sites of interest to you, and gain experience researching in new and exciting locations. Descriptions of the grant/scholarship eligibility requirements can be found below.

Pamela Manson-Smith Travel Fellowship
The Pamela Manson-Smith Travel Fellowship provides travel funds to a student in the Master of Architecture or the Master of Landscape Architecture Programme. The award will be given on the basis of financial need and the merit of the applicants’ proposals. Applicants must be in good academic standing. The award will assist the student with a study tour in conjunction with his or her academic programme.

A final report is required of the successful applicant on their return from their trip by October 31st in the same year, with the Faculty to publicize award recipient by name and post aspects of their reports (at its discretion) on the Faculty website and in other communications materials.

Value: The approximate value of this fellowship is $600.00.

Application: Students must apply for the award by submitting an application, CV, Daniels Faculty Grant/Bursary form, and a proposal that details their travel itinerary (including sites to be visited) and budget, as well as a statement of what aspects of common or everyday forms of architecture, landscape, and/or urban design that they plan to study. Students are also required to indicate how the travel will contribute to the development of their further studies.

This award is an in-course award (not graduating) award.

Submission: The deadline for the 2018/2019 session has passed.

Paul Oberman Graduate Student Endowment Fund
The Paul Oberman Graduate Student Endowment Fund provides travel and research-related funds to in-course current students in the Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design programs enrolled at the Daniels Faculty. Students eligible for the award must be in good academic standing and have completed at least the first year of study of their respective programs. Qualifying applicants will consist of those submitting a proposal that demonstrates a sense of vision, initiative, and passion for how the historic form and the architecture of a city(ies) is(are) being creatively transformed to meet the contemporary demands of society.

A final report is required of the successful applicant(s) on their return from their trip by October 31st in the same year, with the Faculty to publicize award recipient(s) by name and post aspects of his or her reports (at its discretion) on the Faculty website and in other communications materials.

About Paul Oberman:
Paul Oberman was a generous donor and friend to the Daniels Faculty, supporting its students in the Master of Urban Design program and aiding them to travel to Bogota and Beunos Aires through an innovative design studio named Studio Norte Sur.  In this studio, students were introduced to a variety of urban and architectural practices and encouraged to develop an outward-thinking, international perspective.  He was also highly engaged in working with Dean Richard Sommer to realize the vision for an expansion and renewal of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at One Spadina Crescent.  The Paul Oberman Award has been established with donations made in memory of Paul Oberman at the initiation of his spouse Eve Lewis and their children.

Value: The approximate value of this award is $15,000.00. The amount may be awarded to 1 to 3 students dependent on the applications received.

Application: Students must apply for the award by submitting an application along with a proposal that details their travel/research itinerary, including sites to be visited, the dates involved, and a corresponding budget. Applications must also include a statement of how the award will contribute to the development of their further studies and/or thesis proposal. Students to receive the award must conduct their travel/research between May and August of the year in which the award is conferred.

This award is an in-course award (not graduating) award.

Submission: The deadline for the 2018/2019 session has passed.

Peter Prangnell Award
The Peter Prangnell Award provides travel funds to students enrolled in the Daniels faculty. The award will be given on the basis of financial need and the merit of the applicants’ proposals. Applicants must be in good academic standing.

The award must be used to travel to a specific location where the student will remain for a minimum of a week to study the way architecture, landscape, urban design, or some other aspect of the human-built modeled environment shapes and/or is shaped by everyday life.

A final report is required of all successful applicant(s) on their return from their trip by October 31st in the same year, with the Faculty to publicize award recipient(s) by name and post aspects of their reports (at its discretion) on the Faculty website and in other communications materials.

Value: The approximate value of this award is $5,900.00. The amount may be awarded to 1 to 2 students dependent on the applications received.

Application: Students must apply for the award by submitting an application and financial need form* and a proposal that details their travel itinerary (including sites to be visited) and budget, as well as a statement of what aspects of common or everyday forms of architecture, landscape, and/or urban design that they plan to study. Students are also required to indicate how the travel will contribute to the development of their further studies.

This award is an in-course award (not graduating) award.

Submission: The deadline for the 2018/2019 session has passed.

Howarth-Wright Graduate Fellowship
The Howarth-Wright Graduate Fellowhip provides a student in the Master of Architecture Programme after their second or third year of study the opportunity to study and travel to Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and sites over a minimum of four month period. Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievemnt, interest in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and research skills in architectural history. The recipient will publicly present the results of their work at the Faculty, following the completion of the project.  As well, they will be expected to pursue publication of the research.

This graduate fellowship was created in 2000 through the generosity of former Dean and Professor Emeritus, Thomas Howarth, to enable a graduate student in Architecture to complete a research project while condicting indipendent sttudy at Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona. Founded in 1937 by Frank Lloyd Wright. Taliesin Wesr in the home of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives.

Value: The approximate value of this award is $22,500.00. The amount may be awarded to 1 to 2 students dependent on the applications received.

Application: Students can apply for the fellowship by submitting a research proposal on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and completing an application.

Applicants must be in good academic standing. This award is an in-course award (not a graduating) award and is offered once every two years.

Submission: The deadline for the 2018/2019 session has passed.

These awards are tenable at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. Selected awards are funded by private donor(s) who wish to receive limited information about the award recipient(s). In applying for this award, please be advised that the Faculty may provide your name, selected biographical and/or academic information to the donor(s) of this award.

Graduating Awards

Daniels students are automatically considered for the majority of Daniels graduating awards*. Students are notified of  graduating awards in June. Graduating awards are presented at the Graduation Celebration immediately following Convocation in June.

*For Daniels graduating awards requiring applications, instructions are communicated directly to students during the academic term.

If you have questions about any of these awards, please contact awards@daniels.utoronto.ca.

Competitions

Searching for design competitions can often times seem overhelming however the benefit to having your work recognized is considerable. To assist you in your search, we regularly compile and update a list of competitions that may be of interest.

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Know a competition we missed? Let us know at awards@daniels.utoronto.ca and we will add it to the next update.

Have you won a competition recently? Share your story with us by emailing communications@daniels.utoronto.ca or by tagging us @UofTDaniels, #UofTDaniels.

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