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Grants and Awards

The Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WinS) provides annual scholarships and grants to support:

  • Outstanding female students in science and math-focused fields.
  • Research about gender issues in science and mathematical social sciences.

To be eligible for a WinS grant or award, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipients must be a female student in natural sciences or mathematical social sciences or be an individual researching or studying gender issues in sciences.
  • Recipients must be registered at Laurier in graduate or undergraduate studies at the time of the application.
  • Recipients must have obtained, over the previous years of study, a cumulative average of at least a B-.
  • Recipients may hold one award per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31) and a maximum of two throughout the duration of your university career at Laurier.

Student Research and Travel Grants

Application deadline: April 25, 2017.

These grants provide funds for research equipment and/or travel to conferences or workshops. Undergraduates can apply for a maximum amount of $500. Graduate and post-doctoral students can apply for a maximum amount of $1,000.

To apply, submit a research and travel grants application form, a research statement, CV, transcript of grades, a budget and a letter of reference from your supervisor. Submit your application to Shohini Ghose in the Department of Physics and Computer Science (Science Building N2078A).

Previous Award Winners

  • Pelin Tan
  • Maxine Harvey-Burgess
  • Brigitte Laird 
  • Rebecca Chow
  • Jaslyn English
  • Katelyn Mitchell
  • Alyssa Prangley
  • Lana Pfaff
  • Jaime Mitchell

Hypatia Award

Application deadline: April 25, 2017.

This award will be given each year to outstanding female students to recognize their achievements in science or addressing gender issues in science. This award is open to undergraduate and graduate students and is valued at $500. Recipients must submit a short report on their activities, suitable for publishing on the WinS website.

To apply, submit a Hypatia Award application form, CV, transcript of grades, a letter of reference from a faculty member, and a one page statement about your academic and personal interests, personal and career goals, extracurricular activities or anything else you feel is of importance for the committee to know about you. Impress the committee!

Submit your application to Shohini Ghose in the Department of Physics and Computer Science (Science Building N2078A).

Previous Award Winners

  • Katherine Black
  • Erinn Barry
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