Graduate funding and awards database

Our Awards Database helps current and future Waterloo graduate students to identify funding opportunities. Details on awards, bursaries and other scholarships administered through Waterloo are found within. Students are advised to check the database often as changes to award information including eligibility criteria, award value, application process, deadlines and the availability of funds can occur at any time.

How to use the database

Each selection category defaults to "Any" if you do not select something specific. To search all awards, let each selection category default to "Any" and click the Submit button. The search results will return all awards in the database in alphabetical order by award name. It is strongly recommended that you use quotations around key words of two or more in order to generate accurate results, e.g. use “day care bursary” instead of day care bursary. 

The database is searchable using a variety of criteria:

Database search criteria
Criteria Explanation
Level Search for funding available to Master's or Doctoral students or select "Any" for funding open to both.
Award Type Narrow your search to bursaries and need based funding, awards for specific areas of research etc. or select "Any" to include all options.
Selection Process Specify only awards to which you can apply etc. or select "Any" to include all options.
Affiliation Search only for awards available to specific groups of students like part-time, women etc. or select "Any" to include all options.
Program Search on funding available to your specific program or select "any" to include all options.
Term Search awards available in a specific term or select "Any" to include all options.
Citizenship Search funding available to domestic or international students or select "Any" to include all options.
Keyword search Enter any keyword(s) which relate to your search, if applicable. It is strongly recommended that you use quotations around key words of two or more in order to generate accurate results, e.g. use “day care bursary” instead of day care bursary.