The Manitoba Training Program for Health Services Research (MTP) is an applied training program for students engaged in health services research. 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 students who are in the first or second year of their graduate program.
Students may receive support from the Manitoba Training Program (MTP) for a total period of 1 year (September to August). MTP students receive $17,850 per year for Master’s students and $22,500 for PhD students, paid on university payroll in bi-weekly installments. Benefits are not provided and priority will be given to students who have not received MTP funds previously.
MTP students receiving other awards will have their MTP stipends adjusted accordingly, and will be given an incentive top-up. For students receiving additional funding from other awards, the MTP stipend will be adjusted to offer an incentive top-up. Please refer to the Student Guidelines for more information.
MTP students must complete the following training activities, in addition to any requirements of their respective graduate programs. Please note that many students are able to apply MTP courses towards their graduate programs of study, upon approval of their advisory committees:
- Enroll for credit in the MTP seminar series, CHSC 7730, Topics in Health Services Research, offered September – April (3 credit hours). This course is offered approximately every other Monday morning for the fall and every other Wednesday for the winter academic term.
- Take at most two additional courses through the Department of Community Health Sciences. These include: i) CHSC 7320, Organization and Finance of the Canadian Health Care System, and ii) one of CHSC 7310, Epidemiology of Health Care, or CHSC 7300, Health Policy and Planning. Course descriptions can be found here.
- Attend, at minimum, one of the knowledge translation workshops offered by Manitoba Centre for Health Policy.
- Conduct an approximate 10 week (full-time equivalent not to exceed 20 weeks in total) Manitoba-based work experience practicum aimed at bridging the gap between research and practice.
- On a competitive basis, students will be supported to participate in and attend the annual Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) Conference.
- Acknowledge MTP support (and support of MTP funders) in appropriate publications/presentations.