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Fred & Ruth Stork Awards in German Studies

Status: Active

Scholarship type: Undergraduate, Masters, Doctoral

Citizenship status: Canadian, Permanent Resident, International/Visa Student, Aboriginal

Category: Institutional

Term deadline: Winter

Program discipline: German/Russian, Arts

These awards are given out annually based on the students’ participation in a recognized institutional Canadian-organized German language or cultural studies program abroad.

There are three categories of awards:

1. For students registered at the University of Waterloo. The WCGS International Opportunities UWaterloo Travel Grants, valued from $500 up to $1,500 per student, are awarded annually to full-time undergraduate or graduate students registered within the first four years of their program at the University of Waterloo and taking at least one Germanic and Slavic Studies course. Selection will be based on participation in a recognized institutional Canadian-organized German language or cultural studies program abroad (e.g., Waterloo in Germany, Ontario-Baden-Württemberg, Canadian Summer School in Kassel, FUBiS) and a one-page letter of intent. Interested students must submit an application by March 1. View the WCGS International Travel Grant Application. Students must confirm their registration and/or acceptance in the program before funds will be processed. Students must also declare if they are receiving other travel awards to subsidize their travel expenses. (In the past, this has not prevented students from receiving a WCGS travel grant.)

2. For students registered at Canadian universities other than the University of Waterloo. The WCGS International Opportunities Canadian Travel Grants, valued from $500 up to $1,500 per student, are awarded annually to full-time undergraduate or graduate students registered within the first four years of their program at a Canadian university. Selection will be based on participation in a recognized institutional Canadian-organized German language or cultural studies program abroad (e.g., Waterloo in Germany, Ontario-Baden-Württemberg, Canadian Summer School in Kassel, FUBiS) and a one-page letter of intent. Interested students must submit an application by March 1. View the WCGS International Travel Grant Application. Students must confirm their registration and/or acceptance in the program before funds will be processed. Students must also declare if they are receiving other travel awards to subsidize their travel expenses. (In the past, this has not prevented students from receiving a WCGS travel grant.)

3. For students registered on the Canadian side of the Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies. The Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) Intercultural German Studies Awards, valued at up to $2000 per student, are awarded annually to full-time graduate students enrolled in the Joint Intercultural German Studies degree program. The WCGS Director in conjunction with the Graduate Studies Officer will identify candidates and select recipients each fall. Recipients are required to submit a one-page report one month after their return from Germany.

These awards are made possible by a donation from Fred and Ruth Stork, and their children Michael and Marion, as loyal friends and supporters of the University of Waterloo, the Kitchener-Waterloo community, and the Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS).

Value description: Varies from $500 to $2,000

Application/Nomination process type: Application required

Contact: Please email wcgs@uwaterloo.ca for further information regarding this award.


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Join WCGS and the Princess Theatre for a German Language Film Festival!

Dates & Films:

  • May 23, 2018, Germany: "A Heavy Heart" (Herbert)
  • May 30, 2018, Austria: "We used to be cool" (Was hat uns bloß so ruiniert?)
  • June 6, 2018, Switzerland: "Dark Fortune" (Dunkles Glück)

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