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

December 3, 2021 - Faculty of Graduate Studies Research Completion Scholarship

Value: Minimum value of $2,500; value and number of awards to be determined by the selection committee

For: Master’s and PhD students who are in the first 2 year’s of a Master’s program or the first 4 years of a PhD program who have successfully completed their thesis proposal defense as of the award submission deadline

Research field(s):  Unrestricted

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December 6, 2021 DEADLINE EXTENDED - 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 10, 2021 DEADLINE EXTENDED - 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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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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March 18, 2022 - Sarit Scholarship Program - Stronach International Inc.   

Value: Two winners from each of Canada’s ten provinces, plus two Indigenous student winners will be selected for a total of 22 winners. Prizes are valued up to $100,000 and are payable directly to the student

For: Master’s & PhD students

Research field(s): Open to students across Canada that attend a Canadian University. For full information on the award and how to apply, please visit the SARIT Scholarship website or email

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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.