The Discovery Fund ($3000) is a scholarship program that aims to spark interest in international health research among non-medical undergraduate students. Students will have the opportunity to engage in an academic learning experience includes a structured research project on global health issues. This fund is limited to research projects from full-time undergraduate students at the University of Toronto.
Applications for our 2021-2022 cycle are now available. Please download this fillable document: UTIHP Scholarship for International Health Research
If selected, please submit a manuscript and poster submission upon completion of your project prior to November 2022 (tentative date). For more information about these submissions, please read this document.
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday, April 31st, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
Submit your applications over email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line "Discovery Fund 2021"
If you have any questions about the scholarship, please direct them to .
How it works
Finding a supervisor
The Discovery Fund is intended to help undergraduate students either conduct their own original research, or assist in ongoing research - in both cases, their research must be under supervision. We do not help applicants find their supervisors - they are required to reach out to prospective supervisors themselves, However, a good place to start would be the IMS Faculty List, DLSPH Faculty List, or by asking your professors.
All research involving primary data collection must be REB (Research Ethics Board) approved. Please ask your supervisors on how to best go about the REB approval process, or if you need REB for you project at all. However, as the approval process is not immediate, we will not require proof of REB approval at the time of application submission. Successful applicants will be contacted in the weeks after the deadline, and will be asked to submit proof that they have at least applied for REB. At the end of the project, recipients of the scholarship will be asked to submit a report on their research, formatted like a research article, any relevant receipts, and their REB approval in order to receive the $3000 reimbursement for their research.
Conducting Research Abroad?
Please make sure that you fulfill U of T's requirements for conducting research abroad if you plan to travel for your project. Information on this can be found through the Center for International Experience.
Upon acceptance of the Discovery Fund $1500 will be sent to you as a scholarship the other $1500 portion will be reimbursed direct to supporting the costs of your research be that equipment or other expenses.
Cheryl (Skylar) Cheung
Statistical Analysis of Bi-partisan Perceptions of COVID-19 in the United States of America
The role of context in shaping HIV testing and prevention engagement among urban refugee and displaced adolescents and youth in Kampala, Uganda: findings from a qualitative study
Trauma, Resilience, and Integration: Determining the Tripartite Effect on Healthcare Outcomes Among Syrian Refugees
Prevention and Treatment of Major Depression: Preliminary Findings from the Global Alliance of
Chronic Disease Study, a China-Canadian Multidisciplinary Approach to Standardize the Management of
Major Depression Disorder
Clinical Application of a Facial Dysmorphology Tool: Enhancing Genetic Diagnosis and Education at the Point-of-Care
Social Stigma and Racism as Barriers to Health Care Equity for Racialized Newcomer Women Living with HIV
Effects of water access and sanitation on adolescent girls in urban Peru
The Quality of Dying and Death in Hospice Care in Uganda
What impact are we having? Follow up evaluation of the Toronto International Program in strengthening Family Medicine & primary care (TIP-FM)
The Impact of Social Exclusion on Self- and Collective acceptance of Transgender Women in Jamaica
Association between ethnicity and kidney transplant knowledge and readiness among patients on maintenance hemodialysis
Improving Access to Healthy Groceries in Food Deserts: The Roles of the Public and Public Office
The effect of Ziziphus Mauritiana ‘Ber’ honey on glycemic control: A randomized controlled trial
Reducing Barriers to Breast Cancer Examination among the Highest Age-specific Incidence Cohorts in Jordan
Transforming the Social Reality of Young Māori Mothers Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence