Below are the most recent awards and scholarships sent to the Department of Political Science.
Cecilia and the late George Piller Graduate Research Award, Waterloo Centre for German Studies. The award is valued at $4000 dollars and is given to two graduate students (Masters or PhD) each year. The award is open to full-time graduate students registered in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo, who are conducting research in the German language, culture, history, and/or society. For more information please visit website. Deadline is March 1, 2020.
Stork Awards in German Studies: These travel awards (ranging between $500 and $750) are for full-time graduate and undergraduate students who will be participating in a recognized institutional, Canadian-organized German language or cultural studies program abroad. (The program can be in Austria, Germany, or German-speaking Switzerland.) The travel grants are available to students in all disciplines. Deadline: March 1, 2020. Visit webpage for more information.
Marga I. Weigel German Study Abroad Award: Up to five awards, valued at $1,000 each, are available for full-time University of Waterloo undergraduate students in any program who are participating in the Waterloo Summer Language School in Germany. Deadline: March 1, 2020. Visit webpage for more information.
Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology - Nanofellowship Competition for 2020. Deadline: February 1, 2020.
CSA Group Graduate Scholarship. Deadline: March 31, 2020.
Scholar Programs 2020, Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform. Deadline: January 15, 2020 @23:59.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. For details about this award, please check the award poster. Deadline for applications: February 3, 2020.
Canada-China Scholar's Exchange Program 2020-2021. For full program details and to submit an online application, visit: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program. All inquiries regarding this program should be directed to: email@example.com or 613-237-4820. Subscribe to the International Scholarships RSS feed to be kept informed of competition dates and other news relating to the International Scholarships Program of Global Affairs Canada. Deadline: January 23, 2020.
Graduate Student Medical Leave Award
Effective January 1, 2018 eligible research-based master’s and doctoral students who must go inactive for medical reasons (e.g., physical or mental health) may be eligible to receive a Graduate Student Medical Leave Award, valued at a maximum of $5,000.
Students must have been registered full time for at least one academic term and have been in receipt of a financial package from their Department/School in the term immediately prior to going inactive for medical reasons. Eligible students who provide medical documentation (e.g., official medical documentation completed by a health care practitioner) to AccessAbility Services, to support their request for going inactive due to medical reasons, will be automatically considered for this award. Details regarding the process for submitting medical documentation to AccessAbility Services can be found on the AccessAbility website.
One-time award with a maximum value of $5,000 for eligible research-based master’s and PhD students who have been registered for at least one academic term prior to going inactive for medical reasons. The value will be automatically assigned without the need for a complete needs assessment.
Based upon the department funding details in the offer of admission, students registered in a research-based master’s program will receive up to 1/3 of their annual funding package value (including IMSA) to a maximum medical leave award of $5,000; doctoral students will automatically receive the medical leave award maximum of $5,000. University refund and government reporting regulations and the date of the accommodation may also affect the value of the award.
Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information.
International Experience Awards
Several international experience award funds are available to University of Waterloo graduate students who participate in: an academic exchange, a study term related to their research (field work) or an academic requirement (placement), work, or volunteer experience. Award selection is based on a variety of factors such as academic achievement, financial need, length, location, nature of experience and whether it is an applicants first time travelling to a destination etc. Only one application is required in order to be considered for any of the International Experience Awards (see brief descriptions below).
The value and number of awards vary.
General Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
- These awards are intended to provide support for upcoming international experiences, not past experiences while you are a graduate student. (Students should apply as soon as they are able to confirm details of their intended experience by one of the deadlines below).
- Travel duration:
- Full-term Experience (for UW Student Mobility Funding Program)
- Minimum of 8 weeks (for David Johnston International Experience Awards)
- Minimum of 8 weeks, however travel lasting at least 4 weeks may be considered and awarded at a reduced value (for UW International Experience Award)
- Students must be full‐time and in good academic standing in order to be considered. Some awards require a specific level of academic achievement.
- Some of these awards are based fully or partially on financial need.
- Funding is generally limited to one award per student in a given year due to the large number of applications received.
Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program - open only to Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents, have accepted or currently holds a CGS Master's or Doctoral, or an eligible Vanier CGS award administered by one of the granting agencies.
Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University Travel Award - open only to Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents, must have demonstrated financial need, have lived for Ontario for the entire 12-month period prior to beginning their post-secondary education.
David Johnston International Experience Awards – open to Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents or international students, min. 75% graduate average required, for travel anywhere however several specific awards fall under this broader award, including one for travel to Israel (see Lebovic) and another for travel to developing countries (see McCall MacBain).
UW International Experience Awards – open only to Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents and residents of Ontario, must have demonstrated financial need (have applied for OSAP for the term travelling unless restricted), for travel anywhere.
UW Student Mobility Funding Program – for travel anywhere, with preference given to students with financial need. Several awards fall under this broader award which have specific eligibility requirements (see UW International Travel Award, Hume , Johnson, Kerr and LeDrew.)
For full award descriptions including eligibility and selection criteria, please search for the awards in the Graduate Funding & Awards Database.
Apply by completing the Graduate Student International Experience Award application. This general application will be used to consider you for any of the international experience awards that you may be eligible for. Submit the completed application and all required supporting documentation (as outlined on the application checklist) on or before the deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org or to The Centre, Ira G. Needles Hall (NH), first floor. Award selection takes place each term. Please apply by the deadline for the term in which you will be travelling:
Spring (May-August) term travel – March 15
Fall (Sept-Dec) term travel – July 15
Winter (Jan-Apr) term travel – November 15
GSPA will communicate with applicants regarding the competition results within approximately three weeks of the award deadline.