Students must be recommended by their department or unit to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for a UMGF. 

2019-20 Overview

Value

UMGF master’s: $14,000 per year
UMGF doctoral: $18,000 per year

Duration

UMGF master’s: 12 or 24 months
UMGF doctoral: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months

Application deadline

Please contact your department

Application process

Please contact your department

Value and duration

UMGF master’s awards are valued at $14,000 per year for 12 or 24 months, for up to a total of $28,000.

UMGF doctoral awards are valued at $18,000 per year for 12, 24, 36 or 48 months, for up to a total of $72,000.

Departments/units determine the value and duration of an award and must meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the eligibility table.

Total maximum UMGF support for any individual graduate student is five years (60 months).  This means that a student who has received a UMGF for two years in their master’s program will only be eligible for three years of UMGF funding at the doctoral level.

Period of support available

Here are the number of months of UMGF funding a student can receive, based on the number of months they have completed in their program. 

Master’s students

 

Number of months completed as a
master’s student

Number of months eligible to
receive the UMGF

0-4 months

Up to 24 months of funding

5-16 months

Up to 12 months of funding

More than 16 months

Not eligible

Doctoral students

 

Number of months completed as a
PhD student

Number of months eligible to
receive the UMGF

0-4

Up to 48 months of funding

5-16 months

Up to 36 months of funding

17-28 months

Up to 24 months of funding

29-40 months

Up to 12 months of funding

More than 40 months

Not eligible

Applicants who are successful in the current competition must take up their awards in May 2019, September 2019 or January 2020. Students who are unable to accept their award within this academic year must decline the award.

Eligibility

Students must have a minimum admission GPA of 3.0 to be considered for this award. Please contact your department as they may have a higher GPA requirement.

To hold an award:
Students must have been admitted as a full-time student without provision or have cleared provisional admission as a master’s or PhD student in a graduate program at the University of Manitoba.

The UMGF is tenable in the department or unit in which it was offered at the University of Manitoba.

Please refer to the University of Manitoba Faculty of Graduate Studies Institutional Award Holder’s Guide for details.

Application and process

Please consult your department or unit for the UMGF application process and deadline. Once the department/unit determines their selection, students are recommended to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. FGS will notify the award recipients with an official letter via email.