Faculty of Information EDI Fellowship

Overview and Application Guidelines

Purpose & Eligibility

Students receiving this award will be a part of the Faculty commitment to advance EDI initiatives, and play a key role in building relationships amongst various communities within the Faculty, and act as liaisons and bridge builders to support in enacting positives changes in the hopes of fostering a more equitable and inclusive Faculty of Information community.

Awarded to domestic (full-time or part-time), and / or international (full-time) student(s), enrolled in an Undergraduate or Master’s program at the University of Toronto, on the basis of financial need, and demonstrated involvement and engagement in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Actively enrolled/registered Faculty of Information students will be preferred.

The selected recipient(s) need to apply for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit (EDIU) work-study position at the Faculty of Information. 

Award Value & Duration

$5000 CAD. Award disbursements may be split across multiple terms depending on total value.

This award is renewable for one year if agreeable by student and Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion of the Faculty.

If the award is renewed, then the student will also need to apply for the University of Toronto work-study program in the year the fellowship is renewed in.

How to Apply

Students do not need to apply since they are automatically considered for the Fellowship provided they apply for the EDIU work-study position before its deadline. 

Please keep an eye out for the application on our weekly Student Services newsletter. 

Deadline to Apply

The 2023-2024 application deadline is September 6, 2023.  

Selection Process

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit is responsible for the selection and approval of the Fellowship recipients.  

Recipient(s) will be informed via email from the Awards Committee (awards.ischool@utoronto.ca).