Award winners

Award opportunities

These are a sampling of the many awards available to UM graduate students.  

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF)

For: Master’s and doctoral students 

The UMGF Fellowships are valued for a 12-month period at $14,000 for Master's students and $18,000 for PhD students. Please check with your department for how to be considered for a UM Graduate Fellowship. 

Application deadline: Please contact your department. 

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G. Clarence Elliott Fellowship

For: Master’s and doctoral students 

Established in honour of a former Winnipeg vice-president and treasurer of The Great-West Life Assurance Company, the fellowship is awarded to a maximum of $10,000.  

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

For: Doctoral students 

These scholarships help Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students. They are valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies. 

Departmental awards

Many University of Manitoba departments have internal awards based on academic merit, the values of which vary by department. Please check with your department for deadlines and details

Research funding

Find available research funding for master’s and doctoral students.

There are a number of funding opportunities available specifically for Indigenous and international students. 

Upcoming award deadlines

November 2, 2020 - Liquor, Gaming & Cannabis Authority of Manitoba

Value: Master's scholarship valued at $2,500 for one year; Doctoral scholarship valued at $10,000 for one year, conditionally renewable for second year

For: Master's & PhD students 

Research field(s):  Graduate students conducting alcohol, gambling or cannabis research

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November 16, 2020 - J.G. Fletcher Phd Fellowship In Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals

Value: $28,000 approx

For: PhD students 

Research field(s):  Functional foods, nutraceuticals

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November 16, 2020 - Research Manitoba

Value: Master's valued at min $12,000 for 1 year; Doctoral valued at $17,850 for 1 year

For: Master's & PhD students 

Research field(s):  Health related fields

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December 1, 2020 - Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CGS-M)

Value: $17,500 for 1 year

For: Master's students 

Citizenship: Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents of Canada are eligible for the CGS-M

Research field(s):  SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR

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Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Value: $6,000

For: Master's, PhD and postdoctoral students

Research field(s):  Unrestricted

Recommended to apply 16 weeks in advance of planned start date

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NSERC Student Ambassadors

Value: $1,000

For: Master's and PhD students

Research field(s):  Science, Engineering

Applications must be submitted at least two months before the start of a proposed outreach activity.

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Financial aid

If you're facing financial hardship, or need support to pay your expenses as a student, there are programs available to help you. Apply for a loan, find on-campus employment or use our on-campus food bank.