Graduate Fellowship in Indigenous Health
Guidelines for Application

DEADLINE: May 22nd, 2017


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.


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 documents must be received by 4:30 pm on May 22nd 2017. 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 2 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.


Applications and supporting documents must be received by 4:30 pm on May 22nd, 2017.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

If you would like further information on the Graduate Fellowship program, please contact:
Anna Huard
PIKE-Net Coordinator