Submit Your Innovation Project

 

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Each year, our Waterloo Women’s Impact Network (WWIN) supports innovative projects and ideas submitted by our students, partner groups, faculty, and staff, with the goal of building community for women and underrepresented genders, as well as other diversity groups in the Faculty of Mathematics.

Have an idea?

Thank you so much for your interest in our WWIN Innovation projects. Our grant cycle is now closed and will open in mid-2023. For more details on the application process, we invite you to check out the resources below.

2022-2023 Success

In 2022-2023, we had $3,000 to grant and accepted applications until November 25, 2022. We were looking for projects that cost between $500 and $3,000. Projects had to take place before April 2023. Project ideas could include one-day conferences, bringing in a special speaker, programs to connect with high-school youth and students, etc.

Interested in applying in our next funding round?

When applications open again, you will be invited to follow these simple steps to get your project considered:

  1. Fill out our short application form. If we have any questions, we will circle back with you before the deadline.
  2. You will hear from us by December 19, 2022, on whether your application has been successful or not.

Please note, each project must be sponsored by one of our WWIN partners: Women in Computer Science (WiCS), Women in Mathematics (WiM) as they will ensure you receive the funds for your project. If you aren’t sure which group your project most aligns with, don’t worry. After reviewing your application, we will present to the appropriate group.

Our process.

We review all applications in detail and present them to WiM and WiCS to ensure they are appropriate and should be put forward for funding. Our WWIN members then vote for the project(s) they are most interested in supporting and feel will bring the greatest impact. Once projects have been selected, we will notify both you and your project sponsor. Your project sponsor will be able to access the funds and use them in partnership with you to support your idea/activity.

Reporting back.

Our WWIN members look forward to hearing more about your projects. We share an annual update with them in late May. We expect successful projects to share metrics, photos, and any relevant stories with us to include back in the report. We will circle back with you after your event/activity to collect this.

If your project wasn’t successful this time around, don’t worry. We invite you to apply again when our application opens again. Thank you so much for getting involved with our WWIN network.

Questions can be sent to mathwwin@uwaterloo.ca.