International awards


This figure shows the dollar amount of awards by US or International source. The total amount has varied every year between 10.0 million and 18.7 million. In 2012, the total amount was 17.0 million. Data for this figure are in the Data Table section.


Research awards in the last five years from sponsors outside of Canada

Data Sources

Office of Research database (InfoEd)

Inclusions and Exclusions


  • Research awards from sponsors outside of Canada, including the United States
  • For multi-year awards, the budget allocated for the fiscal year is reported (not the entire award)


  • Any research awards not administered through the University of Waterloo Office of Research (the Federated University and Affiliated Colleges and non-academic units may choose administer their awards directly)
  • Research funding that does not flow through the Office of Research. May include research funding that is held in Development and Research Chairs set up in an operating fund (Schlegel RIA)
  • Research sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Data Table

Award Type Award Amount 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
International (Excluding US) % of Total 19.02% 20.50% 17.24% 31.99% 29.68%
International (Excluding US) Award Amount $1.9M $3.0M $2.3M $6.0M $5.1M
US % of Total 80.98% 79.50% 82.76% 68.01% 70.32%
US Award Amount $8.1M $11.8M $11.2M $12.7M $12.0M
Grand Total % of Total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Grand Total Award Amount $10.0M $14.8M $13.5M $18.7M $17.0M