As a member of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), University of Waterloo Library can submit two nominations for the Innovative Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETD) Award. Each year, three awards are distributed, with a cash prize of $1,000.
NDLTD states, “the intent of this award is to support current graduate students in the creation of innovative ETDs. We anticipate students will use the award to assist in the purchase of specialized software, computer equipment or other technical support needed in the production or publication of their ETD. Nominations for this award should indicate how the award will support the application and integration of renderings, photos, data sets, software code or other multimedia objects in the student’s ETD.”
Waterloo students have won this award in the past, including - most recently - architecture grad Samantha Oswald fo her thesis Brick: a story of construction.
Students may nominate themselves and view a more detailed description of the award, including conditions and requirements, on the NDLTD Award Nominations page. Graduate supervisors can recommend students for nomination by contacting Lauren Byl, copyright and licensing librarian. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2017.