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

July 21, 2021 - J.W. Dafoe Graduate Fellowship For Study In International Relations

Value: $10,000

For: Master's students

Research field(s): International Relations

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August 6, 2021 - Dean of Graduate Studies Student Achievement Prize 

Value: Three (3) recipients will be selected to receive a $1000 cash prize and citation certificate

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s): Unrestricted  

Application Details: The Dean of Graduate Studies Student Achievement Prize recognizes the outstanding academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and notable personal service of a University of Manitoba graduate student to the University, other students, and the community. Only one (1) student nomination will be accepted per department (if the graduate program is department based) or one (1) per faculty (if the program is faculty based).

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September, 2021 - McCall MacBain Foundation

Value: Up to 20 full scholarships and 60 entrance awards of $5,000 or $10,000 each. The scholarship will cover full tuition & fees for a full-time master’s program or a second-entry professional undergraduate program (i.e. dentistry, law, or medicine) at McGill, starting in Fall 2022. It will also provide students with a living stipend of $2,000 per month during academic terms

For: Master's students

Research field(s): These scholarships will be offered to candidates who demonstrate character, community engagement, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, academic strength, and intellectual curiosity. Candidates must have Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or refugee status and have their bachelor’s degree (or be on track to graduate by August 2022). 

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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.