Graduate Fellowship in Indigenous Health
Guidelines for Application

DEADLINE: May 22nd, 2020


The PIKE-Net program offers a one year fellowship (up to $17,000/$8,500 for full-time/part-time Masters students and up to $20,000/$10,000 for full-time/part-time PhD students) awarded through an annual competition. Applications are invited from graduate students in all faculties/programs whose research is in the area of Indigenous health.

Award Enhancements for students holding other major fellowships (e.g. CIHR, SSHRC) are also available (maximum of $3000).

All funded students may take part in PIKE-Net workshops, research symposiums and other research training and mentorship activities. Funded students must participate in PIKE-Net sponsored student conferences/institutes.


Students must be enrolled (either on a part-time or full-time basis) in a graduate program (Masters or PhD) that has a research focus (i.e. requires the completion of a research-based thesis or dissertation) and the research topic must be in the area of Indigenous health. Applications will be considered from students studying at Manitoba’s post-secondary institutions; consideration will also be given to Manitoba students studying at institutions outside of the province provided that the student can demonstrate a connection to Manitoba (e.g. Manitoba residency, member of a Manitoba community).

Students who have previously received PIKE-Net funding may apply but must demonstrate progress in their research program and provide evidence of applying to other funding sources. Priority will be given to first time applicants and awardees can receive one award per fiscal year.


To apply for a Graduate Fellowship, complete the online registration form and forward the required supporting documents (indicated in the online form) to the PIKE-Net program. Applications and supporting documents must be received by 4:30 p.m. on May 22nd, 2020. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed by the PIKE-Net Awards Circle, with an expected decision period of no longer than two months from the application deadline. Funding decisions will be made on the basis of the applicant’s academic record, research proposal and the research environment/supports; applications must meet a minimum score, as determined by the Awards Circle, to be considered for funding. The decisions of the PIKE-Net Awards Circle will be final.

Online Student Application

Fill out our online application form by clicking here.

Applications and supporting documents must be received by 4:30 p.m. on May 22nd, 2020. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.


If you would like further information on the Graduate Fellowship program, please contact:

Ashley Edson, PIKE-Net Coordinator