Graduate Research Grant - Application Details

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

Graduate Research Grants

  • For MA or PhD students at Canadian universities and colleges whose research in German studies has a substantial component dealing with Diversity and Inclusion
  • $1,000 one-time payment
  • Successful applicants will work with the Waterloo Centre for German Studies to make their findings available to the general public (e.g., via a blogpost, in a podcast-like interview, etc.).

What's required in the application?

  • Description of research project (two pages maximum). This should include:
    • How the project promotes diversity and inclusion in German studies
    • Type of project (e.g., conference paper, article, thesis), current status of project, and expected completion date
    • Ideas for making the research findings available to the general public
  • CV
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of reference from supervisor/mentor (sent directly to

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


  • Online Application: May 1, 2024
  • Results announced: Mid-May 2024

How will the grants be disbursed?

  • Graduate Research Grants will be a one-time payment directly to the student


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