The Water Institute and Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology are very pleased to announce a call for proposals for the inaugural Water Institute (WI) and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) Seed Grant Program Winter 2022 competition.
This seed grant program is designed to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration, to facilitate interaction with national or international authorities, to encourage new areas of research, and to support the development of research proposals. Specifically, the inaugural WI-WIN seed grants will target new research or technology development at the intersection of water and nanotechnology that address contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including microplastics, potentially causing ecological or human-health impacts.
A total of $100,000 is available in the Winter 2022 competition, with applications due by February 18, 2022. Applications must include two Co-Investigators, one being a WIN core faculty member and one being a WI faculty member. Application guidelines, which include detailed program rules, and the application form are attached.