Awards and Scholarships

The following list describes some but not all available scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in Biological Sciences. For further details you may contact the chair of the awards committee Dr. Jennifer McLeese or the Financial Aids and Awards Office, at the University of Manitoba

CURRENT DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS APPLICATION

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) Application forms and instructions are available on the Faculty of Science Website

Travel Award

The Department of Biological Sciences provides funds to Master's and Ph.D students to assist with conference travel costs. The amount is $250.00 if you are presenting (poster or oral talk) and $100 if you are not presenting. Note that this award is available only once to you per year (April 1 to March 31), and ONLY until funds are exhausted. In order to apply for these funds please complete the form and email it to judy.anderson@umanitoba.ca. Once your application is approved you will receive a letter from the department that you MUST use to request matching funds from the Faculty of Science Dean's office. These funds need to be used according to UManitoba travel and expenses policies, and where possible through the Concur system. The office staff can assist with this process. You will also need to have a copy of the conference program (at least the outline that is usually on a meeting website) and keep ALL receipts for travel, hotel, meals (itemized), taxi, and complete a travel claim for reimbursement after your return. Funds may also be available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Students Association. * Travel Award Application Form

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships

Value: MSc $17,300, PhD $21,000

Deadline: See NSERC Website

Details: NSERC Website http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/StudentDeadlines-EtudiantDatelimites_eng.asp

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships

Value: MSc $14,000 PhD: $18,000

Deadline: Dept. of Bio Sci TBA

Details: U of M awards site UMGF 2017 Application Form

Major G.E.H Barrett-Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

Value: $12,500

Deadline: September

Details: For academically excellent students in their 1st or 2nd year of graduate studies

Harold E. Welch Memorial Scholarship

Value: $5,000

Deadline: September

Details: For students entering, or in 1st year graduate study in zoology who does not hold a major scholarship, or similar support valued at $4,000 or more

G.A. Lubinsky Memorial Scholarship

Value: $4,000 to $5,000

Deadline: September

Details: For breadth and depth of scholarship and research beyond the 1st year of the graduate program

Roger Evans Memorial scholarship

Value: Approximately $1,500

Deadline: September

Details: Awarded to a graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5, who is working in the fields of animal behaviour or ecology and intends to present his/her research at a national or international conference

Degarno Graduate Fellowship

Value: Variable

Deadline: September

Details: Awarded to a graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5, who is working in the fields of plant or fungal biology.

Eugene Reimer Scholarship for Biological Sciences

Value: Variable

Deadline: September

Details: Awarded to a graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5, who is undertaking or has proposed to undertake thesis research with a focus on botanical biology or ecological biology involving plants.

E. Scherer Memorial Scholarship

Value: Variable

Deadline: September

Details: Awarded to a graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5, who is undertaking or has proposed to undertake thesis research in the field of ecology.

Manitoba Association of Plant Biologists Award

Value: Variable

Deadline: September

Details: Scholarship and bursaries available

Josefine C. Rauch Memorial Prize for Teaching Assistants

Value: Bookstore voucher, value varies depending on number of applicants

Deadline: April

Details: Recognises outstanding undergraduate teaching by graduate students. One of four awards annually.

Ileen Stewart Memorial Award

Value: TBA

Deadline: At the deadline for U of M bursary applications

Details: Awarded to any full time graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and demonstrated financial need based on standard U of M bursary application form.

Dr. Michael Bruser Memorial bursary

Value: $600

Deadline: October 1st

Details: Available to students currently registered in 4th year of higher in Botany or Zoology, active in Biological or ecological studies with an interest in preservation and conservation of flora and fauna.

Nature Manitoba

Value: $500

Deadline: Early October

Details: Awarded to a student who has graduated from a university in Manitoba and who, in the following September either enters or continues with a graduate program in Biological Sciences.

Oakes-Riewe Aboriginal Environmental; Studies Research Award

Value: $500 to $5000

Deadline: March 30th

Details: Awarded to a graduate student who is conducting interdisciplinary environmental research (integration of physical, biological, and human processes) within an aboriginal context. Application available in the C.H. Ridell Faculty of Environment.

Leon Provancher Prize in Systematic Zoology

Value: TBA

Deadline: April

Details: For a collection or essay done by an undergraduate in an area of systematic zoology

H. E. Welch Award

Value: $750

Deadline: September

Details: For a student completing a BSc honours of major in Zoology or Biological Sciences with highest standing in the core courses

Botany Department Prize

Value: $200

Deadline: April

Details: For highest standing in Botany Honours or major, fourth year Science

Jennifer M. Shay Bursary

Value: $500

Deadline:

Details: Awarded to a student in good standing in Biological Sciences honours or major, with demonstrated financial needs based on a standard U of M bursary application form.

David Ian MacKenzie medal

Value: $200

Deadline: April

Details: For highest standing in Honours Zoology

J.C. Rauch Award

Value: $200

Deadline: April

Details: For highest standing in BIOL 2410 and BIOL 2420 taken in regular session in the same academic year

Important Date

November 18: Last date for Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) from in Fall Term courses. Some courses have irregular withdrawal dates; see your academic unit for information

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Sarah Keesom: “TBA” — Friday, November 25 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Randy Jamieson: “TBA” — Friday, December 9 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.