Research Stream Funding

The Daniels Faculty guarantees a minimum financial support (funding) package each year to MScF and PhD students subject to satisfactory performance and progress during the degree program.

Minimum financial support packages for Forestry MScF and PhD students are valued at $17,500 per year plus tuition and incidental fees. 

Minimum financial support packages for ALD PhD students are valued at $17,500 per year plus tuition and incidental fees. Effective September 1, 2022, the minimum funding guarantee for ALD PhD students will be increased to $19,500 per year plus tuition and incidental fees. 

The funding package for each research stream program is provided as follows:

Master of Science in Forestry (MScF)
Funding is provided for a maximum of 1 year to MScF student. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (FOR PhD)
Funding is provided for a maximum of 4 years for students within the FOR PhD program. Students who are admitted to the FOR PhD program directly from a Bachelor’s degree program, or transfers to the FOR PhD program from an MScF program after year 1, will receive funding for a maximum of 5 years.

Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Landscape, and Design (ALD PhD)
Funding is provided for a maximum of 4 years for students within the ALD PhD program. 

Funding Package Sources

Funding packages are made up of a combination of major/external awards (e.g., NSERC,SSHRC, OGS), University of Toronto and departmental scholarships and fellowships, Teaching Assistantships and/or Research Assistant positions in the Daniels Faculty. The sources for individual packages will differ among students and may vary from year to year.

To maintain the eligibility for guaranteed funding, students must apply for NSERC PGS/CGS, SSHRC, OGS, and any other awards/funding sources for which they are eligible. External awards are considered part of the financial support package however, additional “top-up” departmental funding for some awards is provided. Please refer to the documents provided at the end of this page for more information on the funding package breakdown and the payment process/terms/conditions. 

Teaching assistantships
ALD PhD students are automatically placed in Teaching Assistantship positions and some of the income will count towards their funding packages. 

MScF and Forestry PhD students must apply for Teaching Assistantships if they are interested in securing a position. Income from Teaching Assistantships is above and beyond the funding guarantee for Forestry students.
Teaching Assistantship positions are posted on our website. Eligibility depends on a combination of your experience and academic background. The deadline to apply is typically the beginning of June. We encourage all students to apply. Please continue to check back for updates. Work-Study opportunities are available through the Career Centre. Applications for Fall/Winter positions are posted at the end of August.

Financial Support Documents