U of T's School of Cities Small Grant Funds

U of T's School of Cities Small Grant Funds

The purpose of U of T's School of Cities Small Grants Initiative is to support activities at the University of Toronto that are focused on cities. Priority is given to events and initiatives that are public, accessible and free of charge. Grant applications are open faculty, staff and student groups from all three campuses. Funds can be accessed once per year, per applicant, department etc., and are approved on a rolling basis from the start of the academic year in September until the following August.

Outreach & Engagement

From January to June, 2021, through the Outreach & Engagement Small Grant Funds, the School of Cities will support a range of proposals, including but not limited to, those connected to COVID-19. Eligible expenses: research assistance, graphic design, writing, hosting/technology expenses, event promotion. Other expenses to be approved on a case by case basis. Funds may not be used for honoraria. 

 Apply online for Outreach and Engagement Grants here.


Grants support teaching, learning and educational initiatives focused on cities and urban studies and to enhance students’ learning experience as well as faculty curricular innovation, art practice and creative pedagogies. Eligible expenses: room rental, catering, event promotion, travel expenses, honorarium for guest speakers, field trips. Other expenses to be approved on case by case basis.

All eligible expenses must comply with the University of Toronto’s policies

Non-budgetary Requests 

Partner with the School of Cities to have your event/initiative promoted on School of Cities website and through the School's social media and other communications only (no financial support). 


  • Acknowledgement of School of Cities support is requested on any printed materials/website.
  • Original receipts are required for any reimbursements.
  • A 300 word summary of outcomes following the event/activity. 

All grant (bugetary or non-budgetary) initiatives will be promoted on School of Cities website and through social media and other communications.