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Funding Opportunities


Faculty of Arts Funding

Faculty of Arts Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund was established to help support the advancement and enrichment of the teaching, research and scholarly goals of the Faculty of Arts. The income from the fund is to be used for activities or projects which are not normally funded by the operating or capital budgets of the Faculty, such as the enhancement of instructional and research facilities and equipment, the encouragement of innovative student and support staff activities, visits by guest speakers and researchers, staff self-improvement courses and workshops, and special library acquisitions.

Request for Dean’s Office Funding:

Funding is available from the Dean’s Office for research support, academic travel, or visiting Professor support on an ad-hoc basis.

University of Manitoba Research Funding:

University Research Grants Program (URGP)

This program stimulates and supports the growth of research at the university. New faculty members are particularly encouraged to apply. Deadlines are March 1 (established staff) and October 15 (new staff).

UM/SSHRC Research Grants Program (UM/SSHRC RGP)

Provides support for small-scale research projects in the social sciences and humanities. Open to researchers in SSHRC-supported disciplines. Deadlines are March 1 and October 15.

UM/SSHRC International Conference Travel Grants Program (UM/SSHRC TGP)

Provides support for researchers to participate in international conferences of major scholarly significance. The competition is open to researchers in SSHRC-supported disciplines. Deadlines are March 1 and October 15.

University Creative Works Grants Program

Provides support for high quality creative works. Open to faculty in artistic disciplines. The deadline for the competition is May 1.

The Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson Foundation Fund

Provides support for basic or applied research in the health sciences. The competition usually has a spring deadline.


University of Manitoba Outreach Funding

Major Outreach Awards

This award supports activities which enlarge and enrich contacts between the University and the community, particularly through sharing its resources with the community. This fund does not support research, but rather activities that engage the University, its people and programs, with external constituencies that enhance the public good and the University. The committee launches a call for proposals in the spring.

Travel and Conference Sponsorship

This program is designed primarily to support the attraction of conferences to the University of Manitoba. This program also provides funding for travel to conferences that is unusual and for which prior planning was not possible. The competition deadline is usually in the fall.


University of Manitoba Research Awards

University of Manitoba Rh Award

These awards recognize academic staff who early in their research/scholarly careers and who display exceptional promise, high qualities of innovation and unusual stimulation to research colleagues. Each award consists of a research grant of $10,000. A call for nominations is sent out in the fall term.

Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding research accomplishments by senior university faculty. The award consists of a cash prize of $20,000 and a medal. An annual special event is held to honour the recipients. Nominations are accepted in the spring.