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The Professor D O Robson Scholarship (up to $1,000)

Awarded to Victoria College students at the end of Third Year with overall A standing who are enrolled in Specialist or Major Programs in Modern Languages, Modern Literatures, Linguistics, Modern History or the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.


The prizes may be awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students registered at the University of Toronto for the best essays on any subject within the field of the history of medicine. Prizes may be awarded separately for graduate and undergraduate students.

The essays can be submitted by a student, an instructor or a teaching assistant. The essays submitted will be read by three assessors, two of them in the field of the history of medicine and one outside it.

For the undergraduate prize, one of the readers in the field may be a teaching assistant. Undergraduate papers should be handed in by the due date for the course.

If no essay is judged to be suitable in any given year, the prize or prizes need not be awarded, and the funds placed in reserve. The amount of the prize will be determined by the assessors. The winners will be informed by letter.

For further information, please contact the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at 416-978-5397 or e-mail: ihpst.info@utoronto.ca