Welcome to the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Undergraduate Trainee Funding Opportunity Index. Undergraduate researchers at LDFP should contact their supervisor about research funding applications and eligibilities.

Undergraduate Students

Award Explorer

Interested in awards at the University of Toronto? Whether you’re thinking of coming to U of T – or you are a current student pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies – this tool can help you explore the diverse funding opportunities that recognize your achievements and financially support your studies.

Undergraduate Awards database is available here.

Mitacs Accelerate Undergraduate Student Internships

The Mitacs Accelerate program can help fund your research and trainee costs!   The Mitacs Accelerate program helps fund partnered research projects by supporting undergraduate students  through "units" consisting of 4-month paid graduate student internships.   Each Mitacs Accelerate grant is a $15,000 award, with at least $10,000 to support the student stipend and the balance available for project resources.  In addition to single awards, the program can support “clusters” of units that can span multiple years and dozens (or more) of pre-approved internship opportunities.  No deadlines - apply at any time.

Mitacs is a national funding agency and their programs can help you connect with industry, not-for-profit, community and other external partners.  

For information about the Mitacs Accelerate program, please see: Mitacs Accelerate
For general information on Mitacs, please see: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/about

Contact innovations.partnerships@utoronto.ca for more information on the internal process.

Mitacs Globalink Research Award – Call for Applications

Mitacs Globalink Research Award – Call for Applications. Up to 200 senior undergraduate and graduate student, as well as postdoctoral fellows from the university can participate in research exchanges through the Globalinks Research Award pathway. Faculty at U of T and an international university from a partner country will jointly supervise research projects. In addition, up to 80 students and postdoctoral fellows from international universities will come to Canada to conduct research at U of T. The funding for this international research mobility will allow students and researchers to build on their professional and academic networks, to refine their research skills in new environments and gain global fluency.
Award amount: $6,000 Canadian for 12-24 week long research projects*
Application deadline: 3 months prior to student arriving at host university
Eligible participants: undergraduate and graduate Students, and postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines
Application process: https://learningabroad.utoronto.ca/funding/gra/
Contact: mahvish.wesley@utoronto.ca

Mitacs - Business Strategy Internships (BSI)

In partnership with Canadian academic institutions, Mitacs is pleased to offer the Business Strategy Internship (BSI). The award provides either $10,000 or $15,000 per intern (undergraduate to postdoctoral fellow) to undertake a four-month internship project with a partner organization in Canada. Interns and their academic supervisor will co-design a project with the partner organization to work on the organization’s innovation activities, helping them improve their products, processes, or services. Throughout the internship, Mitacs provides online professional development courses to interns through our e-Campus, EDGE.

The BSI program aims to:

  • support innovation to generate knowledge and its transfer between academic and non-academic sectors
  • strengthen the innovation capabilities of partner organizations
  • support the creation and ownership of intellectual property in Canada
  • promote collaboration between sectors by reducing the risk for companies to engage in innovation
  • provide work-integrated learning and professional skills training to increase the employability of post-secondary students
  • ensure and promote equitable access by underrepresented groups to foster inclusive innovation 

Innovation projects are expected to lead to change and improvements for the partner and/or community, through exploration, design, and implementation of improvements/efficiencies in business models, products, processes, or service delivery.

For more details about the BSI funding stream, please consult: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/business-strategy-internship/program-details and contact a Mitacs Business Development representative.

RISE-Globalink Research Internship

Mitacs is pleased to launch a special initiative in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The RISE-Globalink Research Internship (RISE-GRI) offers undergraduate students at Canadian universities the opportunity to undertake summer research internships at eligible German institutions.

Successful candidates participate in three-month research projects supervised by PhD students in Germany. 

  • Open to full-time undergraduates in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences, or engineering (or a closely related field) who have completed at least two years of a four- or five-year program.
    • Students in Quebec enrolled in a three-year undergraduate degree must have completed at least one year of their university program.
  • Students must apply through the RISE application portal
  • Projects must start between May 15 and July 15, 2024
  • Successful candidates receive $6,000 toward travel and accommodation


  • Mitacs provides $6,000 to support the student’s travel costs and living expenses.
  • The DAAD provides health, accident, and liability insurance.
  • The DAAD provides logistical support to selected students (including assistance finding accommodation in cooperation with mentors at the host institution, information on visas and work permits, and research arrangements).

Application deadline: November 30, 2023 (5:59 p.m. ET)

Please click the "How to Apply" link to learn more about the requirements to receive funding.

For questions about the application process and internship placements, please contact rise-germany@daad.de.

For information about funding, please contact Mitacs at helpdesk@mitacs.ca

SSHRC Storytellers Challenge!

SSHRC launched its annual Storytellers Challenge! We are once again challenging postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives, our world and our future for the better.

The Challenge has been a tremendous success in the last 10 years, thanks in large part to the engagement of institutions in promoting it. As always, we welcome your collaboration. We are providing you with this toolkit that has information on the Challenge, as well as some suggested social media posts that you are welcome to use. We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues in research offices, graduate offices, faculties and, of course, to promote the Challenge to your students.

The Challenge is open to all students, graduate and undergraduate, enrolled at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Their task is to tell the story of a SSHRC-funded research project—their own or a researcher’s—in up to three minutes or 300 words. A jury will select 20 finalists, who will each receive $3,000, specialized training in research communications, and be invited to present at a showcase event in spring 2024, for an opportunity to receive an additional $1,000 (top five winners) in recognition of their communication skills.

For more details on this year’s Storytellers Challenge, follow us on social media and visit our website. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Storytellers@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.