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WIN Rising Star Award

WIN Rising Star Award in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

~ Call for Submissions ~

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) at the University of Waterloo is pleased to announce the call for submission for the WIN Rising Star Award in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The award recipient will receive $10,000 (CAD) as an honorarium at the International Symposium on the Frontiers of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology on June 6, 2018.


A full-time faculty member who has received their PhD in science or engineering in 2008 or later. The individual’s research interest must align with one or more of the thematic area(s) of WIN: Smart and Functional Materials; Connected Devices; Next Generation Energy Systems; and Therapeutics and Theranostics. Details about these areas are available at Applicants cannot be currently employed by the University of Waterloo. 


Along with the honorarium for $10,000 (CAD), the award recipient will present a featured research seminar at the International Symposium. The award recipient will spend two days at WIN interacting with leading faculty members and graduate students.


The submission package should contain the following: (a) one-page write-up about the impact of applicant’s research in the chosen thematic area(s); (b) full curriculum vitae; (c) the names and contact details of three academic references.

Deadline for submissions is April 27, 2018 at 17:00, via email to