Water Institute Seed Grant Program Fall Competition Opens

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


The Water Institute offers seed grants of up to $20,000 to its members to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration, to facilitate interaction with national or international authorities, and to encourage the development of research proposals. A total of $75,000 is available in the Fall 2015 Call for Proposals, which is now open. Applications are due by September 25, 2015. A second Call for Proposals for the Winter 2016 competition should be announced in November 2015, with proposals due in late-January 2016. 

Objectives of the Water Institute Seed Grant Program are to:

  • Encourage researchers to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries;
  • Catalyze the development of new, multi-disciplinary research teams, or to enhance collaboration in existing teams;
  • Encourage inter-institutional, national and international collaboration;s
  • Encourage the development of research areas that are new to the University of Waterloo;
  • Facilitate the transfer of specialized knowledge and expertise to the University of Waterloo;
  • Position research teams for external funding success.


Seed grants can be used to support research development expenses associated with activities such as:

  • Planning and hosting a meeting, workshop or symposium;
  • Development of a major multi-year, multi-investigator project proposal for submission to an external funding agency.

Please see the information circulated by email to Water Institute members for application guidelines and the application form.

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