Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) is pleased to announce that a Graduate Student Medical Leave Award has been created for eligible research-based master’s and doctoral students who must go inactive for medical reasons (e.g., physical or mental health) and, as a result, may have their current university funding discontinued. Effective January 1, 2018, eligible students may receive a one-time award valued at a maximum of $5,000.
The University of Waterloo is committed to creating an environment that promotes students’ well-being in every way possible. We anticipate that this new medical leave award will provide support to our eligible inactive students as they return to health, allowing them a timely return to their studies and the University Community.
- For eligibility and selection criteria, visit the Graduate Student Medical Leave Award database page.
- To learn more about the application process, visit the AccessAbility website.