University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Political Studies - Awards
Awards

 Internal UNDERGRADUATE Awards

Undergraduate Research Award

This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to do research with a professor and gain valuable experience in their field of interest. Please note there are three different banners/screens attached for you to use that reflect the breadth of the awards offered: arts/humanities, science/lab based/medicine, engineering.

Jordan Anderson 'On The Ramp' Bursary is open to full-time, part-time, or distance education students who are either a serving or retired member of the Canadian Forces, or a cadet.  The student must be enrolled full-time or part-time in the Faculty of Arts.  Students in all programs may apply, but preference will be given to those enrolled in a program offered through the Department of Political Studies.  The successful recipient must have achieved a minimum degree GPA of 2.5, and demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

(Arts) Faculty of Arts Endowment Fund was established for the purpose of advancement and enrichment of the teaching, research and scholarly goals of the Faculty of Arts.  The recipient must be a registered student in the Faculty of Arts or a registered graduate student in a Faculty of Arts discipline.  Applicants will be funded in whole or in part, up to a maximum of $3,000 per applicant.  Applicant must proide a brief explanation of proposed expenses, quotes for conference fees, air, hotel, and or transportation costs. 
Application deadline TBA

The Jack Blumberg Memorial Prize is awarded annually to the student with the highest standing in POLS 2070 Introduction to Canadian Government.  The award was established by the family of the former city Alderman who was credited as having one of the longest records of service in Winnipeg civic politics.

The Henri Bourassa Prize in Political Theory is awarded to a student enrolled in the Advanced B.A. or Honours Program who demonstrates high academic achievement in third year or fourth year Political Theory courses.

Maurice Chusid Memorial Bursary is awarded annually to a student of high standing who has completed second year honours in Political Studies; or a student of high standing who has completed third year honours in Political Studies; or a student of high standing who has completed a second year major in Political Studies. This award is a memorial tribute to Maurice Chusid (BA '63; MA '67) established by his family and friends.

The Murray S. Donnelly Award in Canadian Political Studies is awarded to the student who is registered full time in an Advanced or Honours program who achieved the highest average in at least twelve credit hours in Canadian Government and Politics courses at the 4000 level. This award was established in honour of Dr. Murray Donnelly, a former Department Head, on his retirement from the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Paul Forstner Memorial Scholarship
in Political Studies is awarded for high academic standing to a St. Paul's College student who is in second or third year of a Major or Honours program in Political Studies.

The Richard Hiscocks Prize in Comparative Government is awarded to a student enrolled in the Advanced B.A. or Honours Program in Political Studies who has a high academic standing and who is enrolled in at least one course in Comparative Government at the second or third year level. The prize is named in honour of former Department Head Richard Hiscocks.

Lambert Prize in Introductory Political Studies is awarded to a student for completion of a 1000 level Political Studies course with the highest grade among all University 1 students and enrollment in the first year of a Major, Advanced, or Honours program in Political Studies.

J. David McLeod Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of full-time study in a programme offered through the Department of Political Studies with a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5 and will study abroad, for one or two terms, either on Letter of Permission or as part of a formal exchange programme between the University of Manitoba and a partner institution.  Preference will be given to students prusuing a concentration in international relations and to students who are participating in a formal University of Manitoba exchange programme.

Senator Glidas Molgat Memorial Bursary is awarded to a full time student in the third or fourth year of a Major or Honours program in Political Studies and must have achieved a CGPA of 3.0 and completed/enrolled in at least two courses in Canadian Politics.

The Hon. John Norquay Scholarship in Political Studies is awarded to the student who has completed second or third year Arts with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who attains the highest standing in the Honours or Advanced Major Program in Political Studies. The award is named in honour of a former premier of Manitoba.

Daisy Paulley Memorial Bursary is awarded to a full time student in the Faculty of Arts in a Major or Honours program in Political Studies with a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

The Senior Course Paper Prize is awarded annually to the fourth year or Pre-Master's student who submits the best term paper.

 Internal GRADUATE Awards

Rahul Aggarwal Book Prize is open to full time graduate students in Political Studies with superior academic performance and that are involved in department activities.

The Willard J. Condo Prize is awarded for the best paper in public administration.

Duff Roblin Political Studies Fellowship ($15,000) is open to full time graduate students in Political Studies at the University of Manitoba who are in the first or second year of a thesis program with a primary research focus on Canadian government and politics.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required.  The fellowship was established in 1998 in appreciation of the contribution of the Honourable Duff Roblin to the province and people of Manitoba.  Application form.  Deadline:  January 31.

Graduate Student Conference Travel Award - This fund is intended to provide graduate students in Arts with financial support to attend a conference in their discipline at which they will present a paper, or play a role of similar significance.  There will be 2 competitions each year, with deadlines of April 1 and November 1.  Application is to be made in writing to the Associate Dean (c/o 307 Fletcher Argue Building and must include: 
1. an estimate of expenses;
2. a statement from the Department Head indicating that : a) the opportunity to participate in the conference would further the academic credentials of the student, b) the student is academically deserving, c) the department will match any funding provided by the Dean (at a ratio of at least 1:4), d) rank ordering the application from the department;
3. written confirmation that paper/posterhas been accepted for presentation.

Graduate Studies Awards - University of Manitoba - Faculty of Grauate Studies (Database with various deadlines).

Senior Course Paper Prize is awarded for the best paper submitted by a senior student in Political Studies.

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) are available, by competition, to students of any discipline who are registered in or are intending to register in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba as full-time graduate students. Pre-Masters students are not eligible to hold UMGF’s.

University of Manitoba Graduate Student Travel Awards - No deadline; must submit prior to travel (must allow up to 3 weeks for processing).

 GRADUATE Awards (by deadline date)

Upcoming Awards

University Women's Club of Winnipeg Graduate Scholarship is offered annually to an outstanding student who: (1) is completing the honours degree in Arts in that year at the University of Manitoba or at the University of Winnipeg; or (2) has received the general degree in Arts in the previous year from either University and in the year of competition completed a pre-Master's program in either University. 

"New" Women's Health Research Foundation of Canada is offering a $3,000 scholarship to graduate students whose research focus is in some area of women's health.  Applicant must be enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, have a minimum degree GPA of 3.5 based on the last 60hrs of study, have demonstrated superior intellectual ability and academic accomplishment, and is undertaking or has proposed to undertake research in any area of women's health for his/her thesis or practicum.

Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Award of $2,000 will be awarded to a student who is:  a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant studying at a university in Canada, enrolled in a graduate degree program, and engaged in research that will assist the protection of minority or human rights in Canada.  The scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and to reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II. 
For more details, please visit: mcccanada.ca/scholarships 

Silverhill Institute of Environmental Research and Conservation Grant - A grant of $2,500 will be made to 1 or more graduate student in Canada for topics that have applied environmental or conservation focus or that have potential to contribute to community benefit.  Projects must have a Canadian or North American focus. 

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (Short term fellowships) - Fellowships at Newberry provide support for  researchers who wish to use our collections. 

CBC Literary Award (Creative Nonfiction Prize) - is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, work of Creative Nonfiction that is submitted to the competition.  All Canadians can participate.  Submissions must be between 1,200 and 1,500 words and there is a $25 administrative fee.  The first prize will be $6,000 and will be published in Air Canada's enRoute magazine and on the Canada Writes website.  The 4 runners-up will each receive $1,000 and their stories will be published on the Canada Writes websites.  All prizes courtesy of Canada Council for the Arts. 

London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC) - invites Master's students in Research Field(S):  Unrestricted, for scholarships in support of graduate study in London, England for the 2016-17 academic year. The LGAC will award six or more scholarships with a value up to 5,400 British Pounds each.  Scholarships are awarded principally on the basis of academic excellence, and take into account the expected contribution that winners will make to the extracurricular life at Goodenough College.

Law Foundation Graduate Fellowships (Law Foundation of British Columbia) - is awarding up to four $15,000 awards for full time graduate students in law or law-related areas.  Applicants must either be residents of British Columbia, graduates of a British Columbia law school, or a member of the British Columbia Bar.   

Humane Studies Fellowships Award - up to $15,000 to full time students (current or prospective graduate, and advanced undergraduate) pursuing liberty-advancing careers.  The fellowships supports study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.  Last year scholars received a total of more than $750,000.

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies - (Long term fellowships) - Fellowships at Newberry provide support for researchers who wish to use our collections. 

Rose Mary and Frederick Allan Johnson Scholarship

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Norman Barwin Scholarship for Reproductive Health


 Yearly GRADUATE Awards

The J.W. Dafoe Graduate Fellowship - for entering Masters students whose research focuses on International Relations.  The fellowship is tenable in the departments of Political Studies, Economics, or History.  Foreign students mustt have gained admission to the University of Manitoba prior to applying.  The fellowship is named in honour of J.W. Dafoe, former editor of the Winnipeg Free Press.
Political studies department deadline is January 15th.

John Peters Humphrey Student Fellowship - The Canadian Council on International Law awards annually up to four John Peters Humphrey Student Fellowships in International Human Rights Law or International Organization.  The Fellowships are awarded to outstanding students in order to permit them to pursue full-time graduate studies at leading graduate institutions in Canada or world-wide. Students in Canadian law and political science (or the equivalent) faculties are eligible to apply.  Each Fellowship will fund the recipient up to $35,000. 
Each year the competition opens September 15th amd closes November 15th.