If you're a full-time post-secondary academic, our Educational Grant Program is an excellent way for you to access CHI services and resources.

Available worldwide, our Educational Grant Program:


The CHI grant program provides you with long-term access to PCSWMM for teaching and/or research purposes. Renewable every 12 months through grant renewal.


You must be a post-secondary university undergraduate/graduate student, faculty member or researcher to apply. A post-secondary email address is required and you must provide evidence of full-time status (e.g., student number) or other proof of affiliation, and the name and email address of your academic program’s Director/Chair/Dean.


An educational license does not include direct technical support. Instead, you have access to PCSWMM Support, an online resource library that provides you with:

  • Getting Started exercises
  • How To articles
  • Video tutorials
  • Webinars

All software download instructions will be sent to you via email. For any questions about licensing or downloads, please email info@chiwater.com.

Grant Recipient Obligations

As a grant recipient, PCSWMM is not to be used for commercial purposes. Usage is restricted to post-secondary research/learning purposes only.

As a grant recipient, you are requested to:
  • Provide CHI with a digital copy of research results obtained with PCSWMM (thesis report, conference paper/presentation, journal article)
  • Include proper citation of PCSWMM in any published paper
  • Provide CHI with a short progress report if requesting to renew a grant

After concluding your research, we also ask that you submit a report that evaluates your experience with the PCSWMM software, indicating likes/dislikes and any suggestions for improvement. These user evaluations are vital to future development of the software. View example report.


For grant specific inquiries, please contact meghan@chiwater.com or call us at 1-519-767-0197.


Grant Application Form


Provide contact information for the grantee. If you don’t have a student number, you will be asked to provide proof of affiliation to the university. Please use the university’s mailing address on your application.

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Provide contact information for the Chair/Dean/Director of your department. Ensure that you inform your Advisor/Chair/Dean/Director as they will be copied on future correspondence and will need to sign the Notice of Award.

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Please explain your grant request in detail, including the support you are interested in receiving: