Raymond Laflamme and Janice Gregson Graduate Scholarship for Women in Quantum Information Science

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Award description: 

One scholarship, valued at up to $7,500, is awarded annually to a new female graduate student entering the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in the Fall or Winter term.  

The scholarship not only acknowledges students who demonstrate strong academic achievement and potential for research excellence but also recognizes women in Quantum Information Science and Technology.

This scholarship was created to celebrate Raymond Laflamme’s leadership and contributions over his 15-year tenure as IQC’s Executive Director (2002-2017). Under Professor Laflamme’s direction, the Institute for Quantum Computing has become a premier quantum research center. He is a world-renowned physicist and has successfully attracted top researchers from around the globe to IQC and Canada. Professor Laflamme holds the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis “John von Neumann” Chair in Quantum Information, a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Quantum Information and was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2017.

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • Research-based Master’s or Doctoral female applicants who will be registered full-time in the Quantum Information Graduate Program at the University of Waterloo, a program in which women are underrepresented. Underrepresented criteria are subject to annual review and may change as per framework from IAP and Dean’s Council.
  • Strong academic achievement as demonstrated through their transcripts; a minimum cumulative average of 85% is required.
  • Potential for research excellence as demonstrated through their academic contributions and references as provided in their application for admission to their graduate program.
  • Candidates will be conducting research in quantum information science and technology at IQC with an IQC faculty member or IQC affliate as a supervisor or co-supervisor.
  • Candidates must self-identify as female in their graduate application for admission.
  • This scholarship will be in addition to any Research or Teaching Assistantship support from the department or a supervising faculty member
  • This scholarship can be held simultaneously with other graduate awards (subject to the requirements of other scholarships/awards)
  • IQC Scholarship Committee members will select a recipient annually based on the applicant’s application for admission to the graduate program for the upcoming Fall term or following Winter term as well as supervisor nominations. The IQC Scholarship Committee will be chaired by the IQC Graduate Program Director.
Masters, Doctoral
Engineering→Electrical & Computer Eng; Mathematics→Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics & Optimization, Computer Science, Pure Mathematics; Science→Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy
Canadian/Permanent resident, International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Student selected automatically by Faculty/Department
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