Curriculum and Progamming Grant - Application Details

colourful background with white text


To provide financial support for Diversity and Inclusion initiatives in German studies at Canadian universities and colleges.

Curriculum and Programming Grants

  • For German studies instructors and/or programs at Canadian universities and colleges who are looking to make Diversity and Inclusion part of their educational offerings and public activities
  • Maximum of $5,000 per grant
  • Examples of costs that can be funded (not an exhaustive list):
    • Teaching materials
    • Teaching and/or research assistance
    • Honoraria for guest speakers
    • Training costs
    • Software/hardware required for your initiative
    • Connectivity costs for webinars or online conferences
    • Audio and visual production
    • Recruitment or promotional materials
    • Publication costs
    • Please note: travel and related costs (accommodation, meals, etc.) are ineligible for funding.
  • Successful applicants must agree to make the project's results and products publicly and freely available (e.g., curriculum materials should be openly licensed, public events should be broadly advertised)
  • The Waterloo Centre for German Studies will work with recipients to provide promotional support for the projects through our social media and websites.

What's required in the application?

  • Description of the project (two pages max.), including:
    • the specific diversity and inclusion need being addressed
    • what the project would provide/develop to address that need
    • how the results/product of the initiative would be made publicly and freely available
  • Budget - Please download and fill in this budget template. You will re-upload it in the application which includes:
    • the overall budget of the project
    • other sources of expected funding
    • the amount requested from WCGS
    • what expenses the WCGS grant would cover
  • Timeline for the project
    • overall timeline of the project, even if it extends beyond the period of the grant

How will the proposals be judged?

  • A committee chaired by the Director of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies will assess the proposals.
  • Judging criteria will include:
    • Potential impact of the project
    • Reasonableness of projected costs (only for Curriculum and Programming Grants)


  • Online Application: May 1, 2024
  • Results announced: Mid-May 2024
  • Curriculum and Programming Grants will normally be paid out during the University of Waterloo’s fiscal year (1 May 2024 – 30 April 2025), though projects that incur some costs later are still eligible

How will the grants be disbursed?

  • Curriculum and Programming Grants will be on a reimbursement basis. We expect departments/programs to invoice the Waterloo Centre for German Studies once the project has concluded with an itemized list of expenses.


Have questions? Please email or call 519-888-4567 ext. 49267