Application Requirements

Application Form: This form provides general information about you and your references, and includes a check list of materials to be included in your application.

Personal Statement This document should be developed by the applicant. It details information about you, your career aspirations, and what you hope to gain from participating in this program.

Curriculum Vitae: This should include all relevant and up to date information (Name, Contact information, Research/Professional Interest, Education, Awards, Employment, Publications, Presentation/Conferences, Professional Affiliations, and Volunteer Experience).

Academic Transcripts: Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended should be sent directly to the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program at the University of Manitoba (address below).

Proof of Age and Proof of Citizenship: This should be legal documentation showing your age and citizenship, such as a copy of your passport.

Project Proposal: The proposal should be developed with your proposed mentor. A list of mentors who have agreed to be contacted is available on our website along with their research interest. You may independently approach another mentor who meets with your research and training interests from a Commonwealth country of your choosing (for Canadian applicants) or another mentor from within Winnipeg, Manitoba (for international applicants).

Letter of Support from Proposed Mentor: Please ask your proposed mentor to complete this and email/fax/mail it directly to the University of Manitoba (Address below).

2 Reference Letters: These should be academic references who are able to speak to your qualifications and ability to complete high level, independent research. If you have an academic advisor, (s)he should be one of your references.  Please ask your reference to email/fax/mail the letter directly to the University of Manitoba (Address below).

Project Budget The project budget should depict various costs associated with the project you are going to undertake during your internship. Although the award does not cover project expenses and your international host organization will likely help you cover costs, it is important to think through the potential expenses that will be incurred during your project internship.

Personal Budget: This scholarship provides you with funds to assist you with travel and living expenses during your internship. Successful applicants will receive funds prior to beginning their internship. As part of the requirements for the scholarship, you will need to report how you spend the funds allocated to you, as well as provide information about how personal funds (known as in-kind contributions) were used to cover various expenses incurred during the internship.  It is important to think through potential expenses prior to undertaking an international placement.

Proof of Personal Financial Capacity: It is important to recognize that there will likely be additional, unforeseen expenses during your internship. These costs will vary depending upon the country you are working in and choices you make during your internship, however it is good practice to assume that you will need an extra $1 000 CDN per month in addition to the award. Please provide proof of financial capacity to cover the amount you outlined in your personal budget exceeding the QES scholarship. . Proof of financial capacity may be in the form of a letter from your university demonstrating financial support, proof of another award that includes a living stipend, or a letter from your bank demonstrating savings.

There is an open call for Applications with deadline a minimum of 4 months prior to travel.

Complete applications including all information provided directly by the applicant should be in a single .pdf document.

Reference letters and letter from the proposed mentor should be sent directly to the University of Manitoba. Academic transcripts should be sent directly to the University of Manitoba. These documents should be received by the application deadline. Please plan accordingly, as documents may take various lengths of time to arrive at the University of Manitoba via post.

Questions and inquiries regarding this opportunity should be directed to

While only those individuals selected will be contacted, we extend our appreciation to all applicants for their interest.

Mailing Address:

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program
Ongomiizwin – Research, Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Rm 715-727 McDermot Ave,
Winnipeg Manitoba, R3E 3P5 Canada

Contact info:
Phone: +1 204.789.3250
Fax: +1 204.975.7783