UMIH Fellowship

The current recipient of the UMIH Graduate Fellowship is Sardana Nikolaeva.  Ms Nikolaeva is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology conducting innovative research on the state politics of recognition of indigenous subjects in northern Russia.  We wish last year's Fellow, Mr Gerhard Jordaan, well with his research and future endeavours. 

Past Graduate Fellows


  The call for applicants for the UMIH Graduate Fellowship for 2017-18 is now closed.

The University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities is pleased to announce the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities Graduate Fellowship. 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).

For more information concerning next year's call please contact the Institute at: UMIH@umanitoba.ca.