Nanofellowship competition, University of Waterloo, Canada


April 30, 2015


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The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology is proud to announce the 2015Nanofellowship 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.


These Fellowships are awarded to top graduate students pursuing nanotechnology research at the University of Waterloo (UW). Since 2008 the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) has awarded 200 Nanofellowships to Canadian and international students with outstanding academic qualifications and research potential. 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). To be considered for the Nanofellowship competition, you must:

  1. Complete the Nanofellowship application form (submit completed form as LastName_FirstName.pdf to with subject line: Nanofellowship Application); and
  2. Arrange for two electronic letters of reference to be sent directly to the WIN office (download the Reference Form from and fill out the “Applicant’s Information” section before sending a copy to each of your referees). Submit completed Reference Form via email to  

All documents including the reference letters must be receivedelectronically at WIN by ‚ÄčThursday, April 30, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

The notification of decision will be made in September 2015. All awardees must hold an active graduate student status at the University of Waterloo to be eligible to receive a Nanofellowship. Please review the Nanofellowship Program Guide carefully before applying.

For prospective graduate students, please note that the Nanofellowship application DOES NOT replace the regular admission procedure for Graduate Studies at the University of Waterloo. A separate online Graduate Application is required. For more information on general admission at UW, please visit

Attracting the best and brightest from around the world

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) fellowships are awarded to graduate students pursuing nanotechnology research at the University Waterloo. Fellowships in Nanotechnology are valued at CDN $10,000 each. This fellowship funding is on top of the research assistantship support from the supervising faculty member. Fellowships can be held simultaneously with other graduate awards (subject to the requirements of other scholarships/awards). These prestigious fellowships are open to new graduate applicants and current graduate students who have a minimum of two terms remaining in their program. Applicants must satisfy the general eligibility requirements for the University of Waterloo graduate scholarships.

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
  • Nanomedicine, medical devices & imaging, pharmaceutical engineering

Special consideration will be given to students intending to pursue projects involving cross-disciplinary collaboration in nanotechnology. Selection of recipients for the fellowships will be made by a committee chaired by the Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology.

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April 17, 2015