The following example proposals all received full funding, and have been provided to help give potential applicants an idea of what a completed Waterloo Environment Students Endowment Fund (WESEF) proposal might look like, for a range of project types and costs.

EV1 Courtyard Revitalization ($19,084.70) (PDF)

360 Photography Equipment for Mapping, Analysis, and Design (MAD) ($8238.31).pdf

WESEF accepts proposals for any value, although it is useful to note that our budget each term tends to run somewhere between $30,000 - $45,000. We also do partial funding, so even if your project exceeds our budget, that does not mean we will not consider helping to cover part of it.

The keys to a good proposal are making sure you describe how your project meets WESEF's funding criteria (e.g., how it will benefit Environment students); giving a good, detailed cost breakdown with any necessary quotes; and making sure you've got the appropriate department to sign off on it.

Deadlines for proposal applications are set each term. Notices will be sent out via the Environment student Listserve, or contact for more information.