Award winners

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

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

October 22, 2021 - University of Manitoba Retirees Association Scholarship

Value: $800

For: Master’s & PhD students

Research field(s):  The purpose of the UMRA scholarship is to reward the academic achievements of graduate students pursuing research focused on human aging that has the potential to enhance the lives of the aging population.

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October 28, 2021 - Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP)

Value: Up to $6,000 per student

For: Master’s & PhD students completing thesis-based research

Research field(s):  All disciplines and fields, supplementary support for northern fieldwork

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November 1, 2021 - Liquor, Gaming & Cannabis Authority of Manitoba

Value: $5,000 for Master’s students and $10,000 for Doctoral students

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s):  Graduate-level research conducted at Manitoba universities related to liquor, cannabis or gambling.


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November 8, 2021 - James Gordon Fletcher PhD Fellowship for Research in Indigenous Issues

Value: $16,000

For: PhD students

Research field(s):  This fund specifically serves to stimulate, support, and encourage research in Indigenous issues by Ph.D. students in any Department at the University of Manitoba. Student must be conducting research in a field pertaining to Indigenous communities and persons.

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November 15, 2021 - Research Manitoba

Value: Master's studentship valued at minimum $12,000 for 1 year;
Doctoral studentship valued at $17, 850 for 1 year

For: Master’s & PhD students

Research field(s):  Health-related fields

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December 1, 2021 - Tri-Agency (SSHRC, NSERC, & CIHR) Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master's (CGS-M)

Value: $17,500 for 1 year

For: Master's students

Research field(s):  SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR

Citizenship:  Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents of Canada are eligible for the CGS-M

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December 20, 2021 - Ocean's North Scholarship

Value: $80,000 (i.e., $20,000 in each year of a four-year PhD program in Economics- Economics and Society Stream)

For: PhD students; for acceptance for the fall term the following year

Research field(s):  Community Economic Development in the Canadian North. Successful applicants will work in conjunction with Ocean's North to shape their PhD research.

Contact:  John Serieux - for application copy and information regarding the application process

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December 21, 2021 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

Value: Up to $40,000 per year for three years to cover tuition and reasonable living expenses, and up to $20,000 per year for three years, as a research, networking, and travel allowance

For: Applicants must be already accepted into or in year one, two, or three of a full-time doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences

Research field(s):  Doctoral work must relate to at least one of the Foundation’s Four Themes: Human Rights and Dignity; Responsible Citizenship; Canada and the World; and, People and their Natural Environment.

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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.