Ripple Graduate Fellows

Award type: 
Scholarships, Research specific awards
Affiliation: 
Women
Award description: 

Annual fellowships valued at $25,000 per year (for Master's students) and $30,000 per year (for Doctoral students) will be awarded to eligible graduate students registered full time in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence (e.g., minimum of 80% cumulative average or in each of the last two full-time academic years) and through demonstrated interest in how the applicant has increased diversity in the subject area and related field of Blockchain and distributed systems, Cryptocurrency and digital payments, and Cryptography, particularly as it relates to these research areas. Preference will be given to female graduate students who meet the evaluation criteria and students with diverse experiences and
backgrounds. Students interested in applying for this fellowship must complete the application found on the Faculty of Engineering website by February 1. A selection committee will review the applications and select recipients in March.

Value: 
$25,000
Value description: 

$25,000 per year(for Master's students) and $30,000 per year (for Doctoral students).

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • Current and prospective graduate students who will be registered full time in a research-based masters; or doctoral program in the Faculty of Engineering who are conducting research under the leadership and supervision of a University of Waterloo faculty member.
  • Selection to be.based on students who are conducting research in the area of Blockchain and distributed systems, Cryptocurrency and digital payments; and Cryptography, particularly as it relates to these previously mentioned research areas.
  • Graduate Fellowships shall be awarded on the basis of academic excellence ( e.g., minimum of 80% in cumulative average or in each of the last two full-time years) and demonstrated interest in how the applicant has increased diversity in the Subject Areas and related fields.
  • Preference will be given to women who meet the evaluation criteria above and students with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
Level: 
Masters, Doctoral
Program:
Engineering→Architecture, MBET, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Eng, Electrical & Computer Eng, Management Sciences, Mechanical & Mechatronics Eng, Quantum Computing, Systems Design Engineering
Citizenship: 
Canadian/Permanent resident, International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Application required
Term: 
Winter
Application deadline: 
February 1
Additional instructions: 

Interested students should complete and submit an application that can be found on the Faculty of Engineering website by February 1.

Contact: 

Please contact your Engineering Faculty Administrative Assistant for further information about this award.

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