UMIH Graduate Fellowship

The current recipient of the UMIH Graduate Fellowship is Jacqueline Jordaan.  Jordaan is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology, with a focus on Heritage Studies.  Her research delves into how the African past is presented, understood, and valued, inspired by the #RhodesMustFall movement in South Africa. #RhodesMustFall, like other international movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, calls attention to racial inequality through the topic of representation. The #RhodesMustFall movement highlights a public misunderstanding and alienation with South Africa’s African past.

We wish last year's Fellow,  Krista Barclay, well with her research and future endeavours.

Past Graduate Fellows


The call for applicants for the UMIH Graduate Fellowship for 2020-21 is open.
The University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities is pleased to announce the UMIH Graduate Fellowship. An annual fellowship, valued at up to $5000 (subject to budgetary approval) will be offered to a University of Manitoba graduate student who:

    1.    is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in any year of a master’s or doctoral program and is conducting research in the humanities;
    2.    has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the previous 60 credit hours of study.

Candidates will be required to submit an application to the Director at the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities that will include:
1.  a.    A cover letter (maximum 1000 words) that describes the status of the applicant’s research
     b.    potential significance that the student’s research will have for one or more disciplines in the humanities
     c.    the benefits the student hopes to gain by being associated with the Institute for the Humanities
     d.    the expected timeline for the completion of the degree;
2. A statement describing the applicant’s research project that follows the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship guidelines for word limit and references;
3. Current academic transcript;
4. Two letters of recommendation.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Application materials will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that the materials will be provided to members of the UMIH Board of Management participating in the selection process (board members do not participate in the selection process when they have a vested interest in the appointment of a particular applicant).

All application materials should be addressed to:
Institute for the Humanities
c/o Sabrina Sethi
407 Tier Building, University of Manitoba, 
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
phone: 204 474 9599| fax: 204 474 7596 | email:
The deadline for applications and all supporting material is 4 May 2020. 
A decision will be made by mid-June 2020.
Please direct any enquiries to: