ESROP – U of T

The Engineering Science Research Opportunities Program - U of T (ESROP - U of T) is a unique opportunity for Engineering Science students who are enthusiastic about research.

The program provides support for Year 1 and 2 EngSci students to conduct research with U of T faculty members and researchers during summers early in their academic careers. Through ESROP - U of T, EngSci students join established research groups, gain a deeper understanding of the research process, and take part in intellectually stimulating research activities.

This program is student-driven, i.e., students are responsible for finding a faculty member or other affiliated researcher who is able to provide a suitable research project and supervision.

In addition to ESROP - U of T, EngSci students are also eligible for other sources of summer research funding.  Please see the Summer Research Overview page for more details.

ESROP - U of T details:


    • Eligibility: Open to all EngSci students completing the first or second year of the Engineering Science program


    • Supervision: teaching faculty at the University of Toronto, affiliated research labs, or other Canadian research institutions


    • ESROP value: $3,500, plus an equal or greater salary contribution from the research supervisor required


    • Application procedure: Applications open in late January and close in late February


    • Selection criteria: Strength of the research proposal and academic achievement


Successful applicants must provide a two-page written report to the Division of Engineering Science at the end of the summer summarizing their research experience.