Nanofellowships for prospective 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 Prospective Graduate students:

  1. Please review the Nanofellowship Program Guide for Prospective Graduate Students.pdf carefully.
  2. You must have already applied to Graduate Studies at the University of Waterloo to be eligible for a Nanofellowship.
  3. Complete the Prospective Nanofellowship Application form.pdf  and email to (submit as LastName_FirstName.pdf) with the subject line: Nanofellowship Application.
  4. All documents must be received electronically at WIN by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

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 Prospective students applying for a Nanofellowship

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