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Dalton Pharma Services / Dr. Douglas Butler Award in Organic Chemistry

Dalton Pharma Services / Dr. Douglas Butler Award in Organic Chemistry


This award will be granted to a graduate student in the field of organic chemistry who has demonstrated a passion for chemistry through academic excellence and demonstrated research talents at either the MSc or PhD levels. Candidates at various stages of their studies will be considered, including new applicants to the graduate program in chemistry. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, be Ontario residents*, and demonstrate financial need.

Value and Duration

  • One award up to $12,500
    • The value and number of award(s) in any given year will depend on the rate of distribution from the endowment fund and the number of recipients selected
  • Non-renewable

Note: This award is comprised of matching funds. If you are expecting to receive the York Graduate Fellowship, this award will impact your Fellowship amount. Please visit Matching Funds to learn more.


  • Full-time registered Master's or doctoral York graduate student;
  • Incoming or current student;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or protected persons who are residents of Ontario;
  • Selection criteria includes:
    • Research organic chemistry
    • Academic accomplishments
    • Financial need

Note: The student must be registered full-time for the upcoming academic year (Fall/Winter).


  • Graduate Program Deadline: program nomination, with complete documentation, is due to the Scholarship and Awards Coordinator in FGS by April 27. The Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards Committee will review nominees for eligibility.

Award Period (when the award will be paid)

  • Upcoming academic year

How to Apply

  • Students must be nominated by their graduate program


  • The admissions committee in the Graduate Program in Chemistry is encouraged to review all admission applications to the program to identify eligible students for nomination
  • Programs will identify potential nominees and request the appropriate documentation
  • Meet prior to April 1 to identify the nominee for the following academic year
  • Nominate a maximum of two files to FGS in rank order


  • Statement of research
  • CV
  • Transcripts (supplied by graduate program from admissions file)
  • Completed online Student Financial Profile
  • Letter of nomination (supplied by graduate program director)


  • Graduate Program Director (Chemistry)
    Graduate Program in Chemistry
    124 Chemistry Building
    Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 77724