WIN Nanofellowships for Existing Graduate Students

Guidelines for Nanofellowship Applications for Existing Graduate Students

The Nanofellowship Competition is closed!

Deadline: February 1st 2024

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.

  1. Please review the Nanofellowship Program and Application Guidelines for Existing Graduate Students carefully:
  2. Complete the Nanofellowship Application form for Existing Graduate Students found at this link: EXISTING STUDENT Application for the WIN Nanofellowship Program 2024
  3. Two letters of reference are needed for Existing Graduate Students. Please arrange with your references to notify that they will be receiving an email link to the reference form by WIN.
  4. All submissions must be received electronically to WIN by the deadline. Late or incomplete 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: 


WIN Office will not accept any incomplete application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure all relevant requirements including reference letters are made available by the deadline. WIN Office will not reach out to individuals to follow-up on any incomplete submission.

For Existing Students, the notification of the decision is usually announced in July. Selection of recipients for the award will be made by the Nanofellowship Adjudication Committee.

Award Requirements: 

The WIN Nanofellowship competition is held annually, with a Nanofellowship Award Banquet held each fall. Each recipient is required to attend this delightful event, and provide a poster presentation of their research project to showcase the excellent research in Nanotechnology conducted at UW, as well as attending one (1) of the WIN Pitches & Demos events (to be held each term). Additionally, each Nanofellowship winner is required to attend nine (9) advertised WIN Seminar Series (including Joint Seminars), and three (3) WIN Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) for that academic year. And as per Nanofellowship guidelines, awardees must have two (2) academic terms remaining in their degree program to be eligible. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in forfeiture of the award.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for applying for a Nanofellowship

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

Existing Students: