Nanofellowships for existing graduate students

The Nanofellowship Competition is now open! New Deadline is February 7th 2023!

Application Process

The Nanofellowships competition is held annually. Applicants must hold an active graduate status, with a minimum of two terms remaining in their program, at the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo). Applicants must satisfy the general eligibility requirements for the University of Waterloo graduate scholarships.

For Existing Graduate Students:

  1. Please review the Nanofellowship Program Guide for Existing Graduate students.pdf carefully.
  2. Complete the Nanofellowship Application form for Existing graduate students.pdf and email to (submit as LastName_FirstName.pdf) with the subject line: Nanofellowship Application. 
  3. Arrange for two electronic letters of reference to be sent directly to WIN (download Reference form and fill out the “Applicant’s Information” section before sending a copy to each of your referees). Your referees are to send the document directly to Letters of reference forwarded by students will not be accepted.
  4. All documents must be received electronically at WIN by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.
  5. Students who have already received two Nanofellowship awards valued at $10,000 are not eligible to apply.

Summary guidelines and tips for completing your application: Eligibility and Guidelines for Application 2023

NOTE: All awardees are required to provide a poster presentation of their research in nanotechnology at the Annual Nanofellowship Ceremony, usually held in the Fall term as a condition of award acceptance. Incompliance will result in forfeiture of the award.

The notification of the decision will be made in the Spring Term of the academic year. Selection of recipients for the award will be made by the Nanofellowship Adjudication Committee.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Nanofellowships

The first section of the FAQs applies to all Nanofellowship applications. If you have further questions, please contact us at

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Existing students applying for a Nanofellowship

The second section of the FAQs applies to existing Nanofellowship applications only. If you have further questions, please contact us at