UMIH Graduate Fellowship

The current recipient of the UMIH Graduate Fellowship is Krista Barclay.  Ms Barclay is a PhD candidate in the Department of History. Her dissertation, "'Far asunder there are those to whom my name is music': Empire, Migration and Nineteenth-Century Hudson's Bay Company Families," uses the experiences of Indigenous mothers and their children as windows on the racial, gendered, and imperial tensions that underlay nineteenth-century society in Britain and its North American colonies.

We wish last year's Fellow, Sardana Nikolaeva, well with his research and future endeavours. 

Past Graduate Fellows



   The call for applicants for the UMIH Graduate Fellowship for 2019-20 is open.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMNITIES is pleased to announce that its annual Graduate Fellowship competition is open. Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year an annual fellowship, valued at up to $3000, will be offered to a graduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in any year of a master’s or doctoral program and is conducting research in the humanities;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the previous 60 credit hours of study.

Candidates will be required to submit an application to the Director at the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities that will include:

  1. A cover letter (maximum 1000 words) that describes
  1. the status of the applicant’s research
  2. potential significance that the student’s research will have for one or more disciplines in the humanities
  3. the benefits the student hopes to gain by being associated with the Institute for the Humanities
  4. the expected timeline for the completion of the degree;
  1. A statement describing the applicant’s research project that follows the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship guidelines for word limit and references;
  2. Current academic transcript;
  3. Two letters of recommendation.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Application materials will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that the materials will be provided to members of the UMIH Board of Management participating in the selection process (board members do not participate in the selection process when they have a vested interest in the appointment of a particular applicant).

All application materials should be addressed to:

Institute for the Humanities
407 Tier Building, University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
phone: 204 474 9599| fax: 204 474 7596 | email:

The deadline for applications and all supporting material is 3 May 2019.
A decision will be made by mid-June 2019.

Please direct any enquiries to:

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