In the Faculty of Science, the UMGF applications are adjudicated by an interdisciplinary panel of researchers from each department and successful applicants are selected based primarily on their academic ability and proven or potential research aptitude. There are fewer UMGF awards than there are applicants and these are fewer than the number of graduate students enrolled in graduate programs offered by the Faculty of Science. Accordingly, the competition is stiff and only the best applicants from across the faculty normally receive awards. It is, unfortunately, not possible to fund all strong and worthy applicants. The number of awards available varies from year to year.
For further details about the adjudication and application process, contact the appropriate department.