University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Raymond F. Currie Graduate Fellowship
Raymond F. Currie Graduate Fellowship

Two awards are made possible through gifts from Dr. Raymond F. Currie, Dean Emeritus of Arts, his friends and colleagues, and through a contribution from the Graduate Fellowship Matching Funds Program, in support of Faculty of Arts graduate students’ research on issues related to:
  1) indigenous Canadian people, and 
  2) persons with disabilities

Policy

Two awards of equal value (approximately $3,000) will be given annually to graduate students who:

  • are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, either at the Masters or Ph.D. level, in a program delivered by a Department in the Faculty of Arts in the year in which the fellowship is tenable;
  • have completed at least one Regular Session (or two terms) in the chosen program to date;
  • have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study (or equivilant); and;
  • have undertaken or have proposed to undertake research focused on issues related to indigenous Canadian people or to persons with disabilities.

One fellowship will be offered to a student whose research focuses on issues related to indigenous Canadian people* and one will be offered to a student whose research concerns issues related to persons with disabilities.
*Note: Priority for the award for research focusing on issues related to indigenous Canadian people will be given to applicants who are Indigenous (Status, Non-Status, Métis, Inuit)

Applicants will be required to submit an application which will consist of a one-page (maximum 500 words, single spaced) description of their proposed or ongoing research, a current academic transcript, and two (2) academic letters of reference from professors at a post-secondary institution. The fellowships shall be tenable in the fall session following the announcement of the recipient.

Candidates will be assessed as follows: record of academic achievement (30%), research statement (40%), letters of reference (30%).

Recipients may hold the Raymond Currie Graduate Fellowships concurrently with any other awards, consistent with the policies of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, but a student cannot hold the Raymond F. Currie Graduate Fellowship award more than twice.

An Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts will name the selection committee for this award and it shall include the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) and a faculty member in the Faculty of Arts.

Recipients may wish to include it on their resumé under the title "Raymond F. Currie Graduate Fellowship, Faculty of Arts".

Procedure

Deadline for applications will be June 15th of each year.  Application is to be made in writing to the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts, (c/o 307 Fletcher Argue Building), and is to include:

1. Application form

2. A one-page (maximum) description of the proposed or ongoing research

3. Copy of current academic transcript (certified as true copy by department graduate chair)

4. Two (2) academic letters of reference from professors at a post-secondary institution.