Award winners

Distinguished Dissertation Award Winners

University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Awards are given to graduating doctoral students who have been nominated by their faculty/college/school for a dissertation that represents a ground-breaking piece of original work. Each year, one award is offered in each of the following categories: applied sciences, health sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Awardees receive a $3,000 prize.

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

Upcoming award information sessions

Currently no sessions scheduled

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

September 30, 2022 - Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources Scholarships & Prizes

Henley Graduate Scholarship in Natural Resources Development and Stewardship in Manitoba - $2,100
North American Caribou Workshop Graduate Fellowship in Wildlife Management - $1,600
Masters Thesis Prize - $1,000
Ph.D. Thesis Prize - $1,000

For: Master's & PhD students

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October 2, 2022 - CIHR Canada Doctoral Scholarships – Doctoral (CGS-D)

Value: $35,000/year for 36 months

For: PhD students

Details: The CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral (CIHR CGS-D) aims to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in doctoral studies in the health sciences.

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October 2, 2022 - NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral (CGS-D) & Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS-D)

Value: $35,000/year for 36 months (CGS-D); $21,000/year for 36 months (PGS-D)

For: PhD students

Details: The NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS-D) programs provide financial support to high-calibre students who are engaged in an eligible doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering.

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October 2, 2022 - SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral (CGS-D) & Doctoral Fellowships

Value: $35,000/year for 36 months (CGS-D); $20,000/year for 12, 24, 36, or 48 months (Doctoral)

For: PhD students

Details: The SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (SSHRC CGS-D) and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships (SSHRC Doctoral) programs aim to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities.

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October 14, 2022 - Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship

Value: Master’s Scholarship $10,000, PhD Scholarship $17,000

For: Master's & PhD students

Research fields: Agriculture or a related discipline

Details: This scholarship is for students enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, meeting the criteria with a connection to the province of Alberta.

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December 1, 2022 - Canada Graduate Scholarships – Masters (CGS-M)

Value: $17,500 for 12 months

For: Master's students

Details: The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s (CGS-M) program aims to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

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February 1, 2023 - Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship

Value: $10,500

For: Master's & PhD students

Details: All required materials including application, certified transcripts and sealed confidential references must be received by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Research field(s): Restricted to graduate students who engage in study in the United States or United Kingdom, of international or industrial relations. 

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February 1, 2023 - Mackenzie King Open Scholarship

Value: $8,500

For: Master's & PhD students

Details: All required materials including application, certified transcripts and sealed confidential references must be received by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Research field(s): Available to graduate students of Canadian universities in any discipline. 

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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.

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