WIN Nanofellowships for Canadian and International Graduate Students, 2018

WIN Nanofellowships for Canadian and International Graduate Students, and applications are submitted till March 1st, 2018.  University of Waterloo is offering nanotechnology fellowships to top Canadian and international graduate students pursuing nanotechnology research. Special consideration will be given to students intending to pursue projects involving cross-disciplinary collaboration in nanotechnology. These fellowships are valued at $10,000 CAD each. The fellowship funding is a supplement to the Research Assistantship support provided by the supervising faculty member. Nanofellowhips can be held simultaneously with other graduate awards. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Canada

Level: research at the University of Waterloo.

Field(s): nanotechnology. Focus areas in nanotechnology include, but are not limited to: Nanomaterials for energy, environmental and health sectors; Nanoscale electronic, photonic and hybrid devices and systems; Nanotools, instrumentation and metrology and Nanomedicine, medical devices & imaging, pharmaceutical engineering.

Deadline: March 1st, 2018. 

Funded By: The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo, Canada

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): WIN Nanofellowships are targeted for Canadian and International students are eligible to apply for these nanotechnology fellowships.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: Not Known

Scholarship covers: These prestigious fellowships valued at $10,000 each are awarded to new graduate applicants and current MSc and PhD students and supplement the Research Assistantship support provided by the supervising faculty member (since the minimum support level for a PhD student is $20,000 per year, a Nanofellowship holder will receive a total of at least $30,000).

Description

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology is proud to announce the 2018 competition for Nanofellowships.

The WIN Nanofellowships competition is now open to accept applications. The University of Waterloo has profound strengths in nanotechnology.

The campus is home to world-class researchers, flagship research facilities, and Canada’s largest nanotechnology engineering undergraduate degree program. The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is headquartered in the new $160M Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) opened in September 2012, where faculty and graduate students have access to state-of-the-art tools and infrastructure for research at the nanoscale.

Attracting outstanding new faculty, students and research personnel, fostering new national and international partnerships, enhancing collaborations, and enabling research at the forefront of science and engineering, WIN is becoming a global centre of excellence for nanotechnology and its applications.

Eligibility

‣ These prestigious WIN Nanofellowships are open to new graduate applicants and current graduate students who must have at least two terms remaining in their program at the time of receiving the award (or at least 3 complete terms remained in their program at the time of application). 

‣ Applicants must satisfy the general eligibility requirements for the University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarships (i.e. you must register and maintain an active graduate student status during the award period of Sept 2018-April 2019). Nanofellowhips can be held simultaneously with other graduate awards.

Selection Criteria for WIN Nanofellowships

‣ Fellowships are awarded to students who have outstanding academic qualifications and research potential.

Notification:

‣ The notification of decision will be made in September 2018.

Scholarship Application Method 

The Nanofellowships competition is held annually. Applicants must hold an active graduate status, with a minimum of two terms remaining in their program, at the University of Waterloo. Applicants must satisfy the general eligibility requirements for the University of Waterloo graduate scholarships. Please review the Nanofellowship Program Guide carefully before applying.

For Prospective Graduate Students:

  1. You must have already applied to Graduate Studies at the University of Waterloo to be eligible for a Nanofellowship.
  2. Complete the Nanofellowship application form and email to nanofellowship@uwaterloo.ca(submit as LastName_FirstName.pdf) with the subject line: Nanofellowship Application.
  3. Arrange for two electronic letters of reference to be sent directly to WIN (download Reference Form and fill out the “Applicant’s Information” section before sending a copy to each of your referees). You referees are to send the document directly to nanoref@uwaterloo.ca. Letters of reference forwarded by students will not be accepted.
  4. All documents must be received electronically at WIN by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

For Existing Graduate Students:

  1. Complete the Nanofellowship Application Form and email to nanofellowship@uwaterloo.ca(submit as LastName_FirstName.pdf) with the subject line: Nanofellowship Application.
  2. Arrange for two electronic letters of reference to be sent directly to WIN (download Reference Form  and fill out the “Applicant’s Information” section before sending a copy to each of your referees). You referees are to send the document directly to nanoref@uwaterloo.ca. Letters of reference forwarded by students will not be accepted.
  3. All documents must be received electronically at WIN by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.
  4. Students who have already received two Nanofellowship awards valued at $10,000 are not eligible to apply.

The notification of decision will be made in the Spring Term of the academic year. Selection of recipients for the award will be made by the Nanofellowship Adjudication Committee.

Nanofellowship Committee for 2018 consists of:

  • WIN Faculty Member representing Engineering, nominated by the Dean of Engineering (Yuning Li)
  • WIN Faculty Member representing Science, nominated by the Dean of Science (Moira Glerum)
  • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering or designate (Bruce Hellinga)
  • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Science or designate (Kirsten Müller)
  • WIN Executive Director (Sushanta Mitra)
  • Assistant Director Research Programs, WIN (non-voting member) will be the support staff for the committee (Lisa Pokrajac)

NOTE: All awardees are required to provide a poster presentation of their research in nanotechnology at the Annual Nanofellowship Ceremony, usually held the Fall term as a condition of award acceptance. Incompliance will result of forfeiture of award

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on March 1,  2018

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about WIN Nanofellowships


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