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Canadian & University Benefits and Services

BENEFITS

SERVICES

 

     

     

      Incoming Students

      Canadian, Permanent Residents, Refugees

      Canadian, Canadian Residents, & Refugees:

       

      CANADIAN / PERMANENT RESIDENTS

       

      PERMANENT RESIDENTS(Services)

       

      International Students

      International Students:

      -- For students enter our MSc program with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, you may be eligible for the IGSES Award.

      -- All International Students entering the PhD program pay the same tuition and fees as a Canadian Students.


       

      INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FUNDING

       

       

       

      Commonwealth

      Commonwealth Scholarships

      Apply to the "Commonwealth Scholarships Agency" in your home country. The following countries are involved with this program:

      • Australia
      • India
      • New Zealand
      • the United Kingdom

      In addition to those countries the following commonwealth countries offer awards in some years:

      • Ghana
      • Jamaica
      • Nigeria
      • Sierra Leone
      • Sri Lanka
      • Trinidad & Tobago

       

      University of Manitoba

      Univ. of Manitoba

       

       

       

      FGS & Administration

      Faculty of Graduate Studies

      https://umanitoba.ca/graduate-studies/funding-awards-and-financial-aid

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Engineering Faculty

      Engineering awards are available to BME students whose primary advisor`s home department is in the Faculty of Engineering.

       

       

       

       

      Miscellaneous

      Travel Awards

      SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS: Payments cannot be made without ORIGINAL RECEIPT

      WHEN TO APPLY

      Apply for your travel funds BEFORE you leave for your conference.  Ideally, you should apply for Travel Awards as soon as you receive confirmation/acceptance from the conference group confirming your acceptance to present.  In this way, you'll know approximately the amount of funds available to you.

      However, if you do not wish to apply early you may apply upon return

      DEADLINE:  Remember, all requests for travel expense refunds must be submitted NO LATER THAN 1-MONTH after the last day of the conference.

       

       

       

      Award, Application / Clain Procedures

      TRAVEL AWARDS

      SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS: Payments cannot be made without ORIGINAL RECEIPT

      Faculty of Graduate Studies:

      Dept of BME

      Dept of ECE

      Faculty of Engineering

      Other Dept Support

      VP, Research Office

      UMGSA

      Required Documents

      DEADLINE

      Payments

       

      FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES:

      AWARDS:

       

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      1. CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY in the FGS Award Database 
        http://webapps.cc.umanitoba.ca/gradawards/index.asp?WCI=SearchForm&WCE=browse&keywords=&criteria=any&category=0&citizen=0&range=0-1000000&tenable=0&byResearch=on&byAward=on&byEligibility=on&id=2747&letter=F
      2. GO TO
      3. You will land on a page with a 2-PAGE FORM 
        1. PAGE 1: 
          1. READ the first page
            1. FGS Acknowledgement
            2. Funding Amounts
            3. Eligibility
            4. Application Process
          2. CONFIRM that you have read and understand the information by CHECKING-OFF the check-box at the bottom of the page
          3. Click on the "NEXT" button
        2. PAGE 2:
          1. CAREFULLY FILL-IN the form -- DO NOT leave blanks
          2. UPLOAD
            1. Department Head, Letter of Support Form
            2. In / Out of Country Waiver Form
            3. Conference Confirmation of Paper / Poster Letter
            4. Abstract of Paper / Poster Begin Presented
      4. CLICK AWARD GUIDELINES
        • CLICK the box indicating that you have read and understand the FGS TRAVAL AWARD GUIDELINES
      5. SUBMIT: 
        • Click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page
      6. PROCESSING TIME
        • ~3 weeks
      7. ASSISTANCE & AWARD CONTACT

        Ms. Laura McMillian
        T: 204-474-8089
        laura.mcmillan@umanitoba.ca 

      DEPT OF BME

      Funds are available until they last. 


      DEPT. OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

      1. TRAVEL CLAIMS FORM
        1. Download a Travel Claims form
        2. Fill-in the Travel Claims form
        3. Detailed Instructions may be found beginning on PAGE 3 of this form
      2. REFERENCE NUMBER
        1. Click on the link to obtain a Travel Claims reference number. 
        2. A reference number is REQUIRED to submit a Travel Claims form
      3. ORIGINAL RECEIPTS
        1. Attach all original receipts
      4. SUBMIT to

        Ms. Heather Katrick
        Tel:  204 474 9603
        Heather.Katrick@umanitoba.ca

      FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

      1. APPLICATION:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/engineering/student_resources/sr_finances_travelfunding.html  
      2. FILING AN EXPENSE CLAIM:
        • Make a photocopy of the Travel Claims Form used in ECE (below)
      3. ASSISTANCE & AWARD CONTACT

        Ms. Liezel Valete
        Financial Assistant
        Faculty of Engineering
        E2-290 EITC Bldg.
        Phone: (204) 474-7377
        Liezel.Valete@umanitoba.ca

      OTHER DEPARTMENTS

      Please contact the TRAVEL AWARD contact person at your Academic Advisor's home department to inquire as to how to submit a Travel Award Application & Expense Claim Form.

       


      VP, RESEARCH OFFICE:  Graduate Students & Post-Docs

       


      UMGSA -- UNIV. OF MANITOBA GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOC.

      1. Application & Instructions for expense claims
      2. Location: 
        221 University Centre
        Ft. Garry Campus

       

      Documents/Eligibility/Deadlines/Payments

      REQUIRED DOCUMENTS, ELIGIBILITY, DEADLINES and PAYMENTS

       

      REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION for APPLICATION

      1. DEPARTMENT HEAD APPROVAL: LETTER OF SUPPORT
        1. Download the Letter Form --
          http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/FGS_Travel_App2.pdf
        2. ONLY the Department Head's Signature is required on this form
          1. You do NOT need to fill-in the Form
          2. Obtain only the Department Head's signature
      2. INDEMNITY (WAIVER) FORM    Signed -- one of the following must be submitted
        1. Travel OUTSIDE of Canada:
          http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/Out_of_Country_waiver_form.pdf
        2. Travel WITHIN Canada:
          http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/In_Country_Waiver.pdf
      3. CONFERENCE ACCEPTANCE LETTER:  
        • Confirmation that your paper or poster has been accepted by the Conference Organizers
      4. ABSTRACT:  
        • A one-page abstract of your paper or poster being presented

       


       

      DEADLINE:

      FGS Travel Application Deadline is as follows: 

      1. Students may apply prior to departure to the conference OR
      2. May submit a COMPLETED application up to one-month after the last day of the conference
        • Example:   If the last day of the conference is the 15th, the student has till the 15th of the following month to apply online with all supporting documentation attached.

       


       

      ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

      FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

      1. FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES  
        http://webapps.cc.umanitoba.ca/gradawards/index.asp?WCI=SearchForm&WCE=browse&keywords=&criteria=any&category=0&citizen=0&range=0-1000000&tenable=0&byResearch=on&byAward=on&byEligibility=on&id=2747&letter=F
        1.  STATUS:  Students must be
          1. in "Good Standing"
          2. Students must be regisered and enrolled as "full-time" in a Master or Ph.D. program at the time of the event
          3. 3.5 GPA:  A minimum degree grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 in the LAST 60-credit hours (or equivalent)
            1. GPA CALCULATION:   
              Award GPA is calculated using the last 60-credit hours (or equivalent) of grades.  In some cases, this means we will need to use grades from a previous degree.
            2. FGS TRAVEL AWARD INFO:
              http://webapps.cc.umanitoba.ca/gradawards/index.asp?WCI=SearchForm&WCE=browse&keywords=&criteria=any&category=0&citizen=0&range=0-1000000&tenable=0&byResearch=on&byAward=on&byEligibility=on&id=2747&letter=F  
        2. NUMBER OF PAY-OUTS
          1. Master Level:   Once during the student's Master's Program
          2. Ph.D. Level:     Twice during the student's Ph.D. Program
        3. RELEVANT RESEARCH
          Papers / posters must be relevant to your program of study for presentation at a conference or festival or competition in the case of creative output endeavours, of a recognized national or international organization.
        4. RELEVANT AUTHORSHIP
          The Travel Award Applicant must be listed as the FIRST AUTHOR
      2. DEPARTMENTAL SUPPORT / SUPPLEMENTS
        1. DEPT. OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENG.
          The Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering will subsidize only students meeting the following criteria
          1. Student's FIRST ACADEMIC ADVISOR holds a faculty position in the Dept. of ECE
          2. Attending a conference or Presenting at a conference
          3. Regardless of FGS support
          4. There is no maximum number of  conference, but conference must be
            1. approved by the student's Academic Advisor
            2. must be within the student's research area
          5. At the time of this of the posting of this page NO GPA REQUIREMENT is necessary
        2. OTHER DEPARTMENTS
          (e.g. Physics, Pharmacology, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Otolaryngology, Restorative Dentistry, Radiology, etc.)
          Please apply for supplemental travel support directly to the Department with which your Academic Advisor is a member.  Some Departments do not offer Student Travel Support; please ask your Academic Advisor.
        1. The Faculty of Engineering will subsidize a student only ONCE during their time in the graduate program regardless of whether the student is enrolled as a Master, Ph.D. or had been in both programs. 
        2. Allow up to three weeks for processing.
        3. At the time of the posting of this page NO GPA REQUIREMENT is necessary
      3. UMGSA
        Please visit the UMGSA office directly OR see http://www.umgsa.org/conference-grant/
      4. YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR
        Please contact your Academic Advisor directly

       


       

      PAYMENT INFORMATION

      1. PAYMENTS
        1. Awards are paid directly to recipients
        2. Payments are processed AFTER original receipts for travel and proof of attendance at the conference have been submitted to: 

          The Awards Assistant
          Faculty of Graduate Studies
          500 University Centre
        3. Allow at least 3-weeks for processing.
        4. EXPENSE CLAIMS  -- please submit within 30-days of the end of the conference.
      2. FUNDS AVAILABLE: 
        1. Faculty of Graduate Studies
          1. Travel within North America: $750
          2. Travel Internationally:  $1,000
        2. Biomedical Engineering:    $100
        3. Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering:  $300
        4. Faculty of Engineering   $250
        5. UMGSA:  Please contact UMGSA directly
        6. Your Advisor:  Please contact your Academic Advisor directly as to whether funds are available

       


       

       

       

       

      Travel Services, et.al.

       

      UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA TRAVEL SERVICES

      1. TRAVEL CLAIMS FORM
      2. REFERENCE NUMBER
        REQUIRED to submit your Travel Claims Form
      3. Expenditure Account Codes 
      4. Travel Services Directory 
        • Students are NOT required book through Concur. Consult your Academic Advisor.
      5. Univ. Travel Allowances / Per Diem & Info
      6. CONCUR
        University travel system / tools
        1. CONCUR APP
          Allows you to scan your receipts during travel & apply to an account number -- original receipts still REQUIRED & MUST be SUBMITTED upon return
        2. CONCUR: Quick Reference Guide
        3. CONCUR instructions / info
        4. CONCUR Log-on Info
          Log-in through your JUMP
        5. CONCUR Account Numbers
        6. CONCUR Quick-Reference Guide
      7. UNIVERSITY TRAVEL AGENT:
           Carlson Wagonlit (866) 855-9850

       


       

      TRAVEL HAZARDS:

      It is incumbent on the individual traveling to be aware of the risks when traveling. If you are traveling abroad, ensure you visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) web site for details on the country to which you are traveling. Additionally, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the document prepared by the International Centre for Students (ICS) entitled "Preparing for Overseas Travel: A Guide for UM Students" http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/funding/forms.html

       


       

      TRAVEL NEWS & UPDATES:

       


       

      OTHER AVAILABLE AWARDS

       
      1. The conference organizers may offer discounts for students, contributors, etc. 
      2. Your Supervisor's Home Department or Faculty for additional funds

       


       

      FGS TRAVEL AWARDS CONTACT:

      Ms. Laura McMillian
      T: 204-474-8089
      laura.mcmillan@umanitoba.ca  

       

       

       


       

      Convocation Awards

      Did you know that money and awards are available to you when you graduate?  Below please see some links which might be of interest to you. 

      Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.

       

      Indigenous

      LGBTQ

      Military

      Women

      Accessibilty

      ACCESSIBILITY (Persons with Disabilities)

       

       

      PostDoc

      The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is designed to support world-class postdoctoral researchers. The fellowship provides $70,000 per year for two years. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or health professional degree. Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution

      http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/
      Canada’s most prestigious and highest valued award for postdoctoral researcher

       

      The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is administered by Canada’s three research granting councils,

      • the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
      • the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
      • the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

      For more information on the program and how to apply, visit:

      Thank you,
      Vanier-Banting Secretariat
      Banting@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

       


      VP,  Office of Research:  Students & Post-Doc


      Mitacs

       

      Research Interests

      Genearl Information & Forums

      Alzheimer / Dementia

       

      Athritis

      The Arthritis Alliance of Canada is in its 4th year running the AAC Research Award Program.

      This Award Program aims to recognize high quality research in arthritis, and to help researchers compete for and participate in national grants in arthritis research. The program features awards for Master’s students, PhD students, and Post-Doctoral Fellows, and each award is valued at $750.

      Award recipients will be invited to attend the special Award ceremony in Toronto, Ontario, all expenses paid.

      An Overview of the AAC Research Awards Program (in English and French) and accompanying application forms are attached in this email and available here.

       

      Brain Research

      The Canada Brain Research Fund

       


      TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

      Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program
      Complex TBI Rehabilitation Research-Clinical Research Award
      Complex TBI Rehabilitation Research Clinical Trial Award


      Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the Program Announcements on the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov), the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prgdefault.shtml) and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (https://eBRAP.org).

      Submission is a two-step process requiring both (1) pre-application submission through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (https://eBRAP.org/) and (2) application submission through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/). Refer to the General Application Instructions, Section II.A. for registration and submission requirements for eBRAP and Grants.gov.

      ORS Contact: Michelina Violi, Research Grants Officer (International & Internal), Michelina.Violi@umanitoba.ca

      Cancer

      CANCERCARE MANITOBA

      CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

      BREAST CANCER SOCIETY OF CANADA: 

       

      LUNG CANCER

      The Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) currently has an open funding opportunity for its Career Development Award which has a required pre-application (Letter of Intent) due date of 5:00 pm Eastern time on September 13, 2017. A detailed description of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the Program Announcement on the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov), the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prgdefault.shtml) and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (https://eBRAP.org).

      Submission is a two-step process requiring both (1) pre-application submission through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (https://eBRAP.org/) and (2) application submission either through Grants.gov (https://grants.gov) or eBRAP. Please refer to the General Application Instructions, Section II.A. for registration and submission requirements for eBRAP and Grants.gov.

      ORS Contact: Michelina Violi, Research Grants Officer (International & Internal), Michelina.Violi@umanitoba.ca

      Cardiovascular

      Imaging

      Parkinson's

      • PARKINSON`S DISEASE FOUNDATION STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD
        http://webapps.cc.umanitoba.ca/gradawards/index.asp?WCI=SearchForm&WCE=browse
      • WESTON BRAIN INSTITUTE

        The Weston Brain Institute, which supports translational research to accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging, is pleased to launch the Rapid Response: Canada 2018 program for Parkinson’s & Related Diseases. This program provides seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research to accelerate the development of safe and effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Up to $200,000 in funding over 18-months is available.
        Visit their website for more information:
        http://westonbraininstitute.ca/rapid-response-canada-2018/

      Sleep Apnea

      Contact Us

      Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering
      Room E2-390, EITC
      75 Chancellor's Circle
      University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
      Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V6

      204-474–9755
      Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm