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Scholarships & Awards

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The following is a list of scholarships and awards specific to mechanical and industrial engineering graduate students. For a list of faculty-specific scholarships and awards, visit FEAS’s Funding Options page. For additional scholarships and awards available to all Toronto Metropolitan University graduate students, visit the Graduate Studies Scholarships and Awards page.

There are five graduate awards available for the 2019-20 academic year:

  • Dr. Jacob and Helen Friedman Graduate Award (one award valued at $3,000)
  • Mechanical, Industrial, and Mechatronics Engineering Graduate Studies Award (four awards valued at $2,000 each)

Awards are open to eligible graduate students in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Mechatronics Engineering MASc and PhD programs.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for these awards, you must:

  • Be registered as a full-time graduate student in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Mechatronics Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University as of Nov. 30, 2019.
  • Have clear academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least A-.
  • Be within two years of starting the MASc program or within four years of starting a PhD program.
  • Have not received an MIE graduate award in your current program (MASc or PhD).

Selection Criteria

Each award will be based on academic and research excellence, plus leadership and service. Selection criteria will be assessed as per the table below.

Weight Criteria Evidence

Academic excellence

  • Academic record

Research excellence

  • Quality of publication record
  • Conference presentations
  • Originality/significance of research patents
Cover letter
List of publications

Relevant experience and achievements obtained within and beyond academia

Professional, academic and extracurricular activities, as well as collaborations with supervisors, colleagues, peers, students and members of the community, such as:

  • teaching, mentoring, supervising and/or coaching
  • managing projects
  • participating in science and/or research promotion
  • community outreach, volunteer work and/or civic engagement
  • chairing committees and/or organizing conferences and meetings
  • participating in departmental or institutional organizations, associations, societies and/or clubs
Cover letter

As a condition of accepting the award, the winners will be required to prepare a poster presentation for the awards night and answer questions from attendees. 

Application Process

A complete application consists of:

  • An updated CV.
  • A cover letter (maximum 500 words) indicating why you deserve the award with an emphasis on the quality of your research.
  • An unofficial transcript.
  • A list of publications resulting from your current program of study with your supervisor(s). Publications must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be arising from research in your current program (MASc or PhD).
    • Must be published, presented, accepted, pending publication or submitted (clearly identify).


The deadline has now passed for this academic year.

Seminar Presentation Awards

During the fall and winter graduate seminar presentations, the audience will be asked to rate each presenter. Based on these peer evaluations, three awards for best presentation will be awarded: first place ($500), second place ($300) and third place ($200).

The awards will be presented during a celebratory lunch in April.