Admission Information
Although administered through Community Health Sciences, the Manitoba Training Program for Health Services Research welcomes applicants from health and non-health backgrounds and from a wide range of units and disciplines, providing that they are interested in health services research.

Eligible students must be accepted and enrolled in a thesis-based Masters or PhD graduate program at the University of Manitoba.

The Manitoba Training Program wants to recruit high quality graduate students with a genuine interest in health care policy and reform. As part of the application process, students will be asked about:
  • Graduate research topic and interests;
  • What they hope to gain from the Manitoba Training Program;
  • How their research interests relate to the definition of “health services research;”
  • Any experiences that they have had working with a team or in health services research;
  • Description of possible field placement experiences in which they might be interested;
  • Proposed course schedule for taking required MTP courses (please see Student Guidelines for more information on required courses);
  • List of any other funding agencies or awards to which they have applied.

Selection Process and Criteria:

  • This program gives preference to students who are conducting health services research that engages with and is directly applicable to the local health care environment in Manitoba, Canada.
  • Students must be accepted and enrolled in a thesis-based Masters or PhD graduate program at the University of Manitoba. Preference will be given to those in their first or second year of training.
  • Students may not receive MTP funding for multiple years while in the same graduate training program. Priority will be given to students who have not received MTP funds previously.
  • Students are required to complete an MTP application form, submit current copies of all post-secondary academic transcripts, their curriculum vitae, and provide two letters of reference (one must be from their current academic advisor). The deadline for applications is February 1.
  • An adjudication committee will review all applications; select students may be interviewed as part of the adjudication process. Final decisions will be made in March.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application Form
  • CV/Resume
  • 2 reference letters, including one from graduate supervisor, if applicable
  • Copies of current transcripts for all post-secondary institutions

Please submit the application form and all required supporting documents to the Manitoba Training Program Coordinator, Naatasha Mohammad, at: or by mail to:

Manitoba Training Program
Community Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
S113-750 Bannatyne Avenue
Medical Services Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3E 0W3

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NOTE: 2018-19 Applications will open on November 15, 2017