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

January 22, 2021 - Faculty of Graduate Studies Program Completion Scholarships

For: Master's & PhD students whose ability to complete final degree requirements has been adversely impacted due to COVID-19

Research field(s):  Unrestricted

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January 22, 2021 - London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship

Value: Five or more awards at £6000 each

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s):  Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are graduate students of any university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate studies in any field in Canada or elsewhere, and who will be studying or conducting research in London, UK.

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January 31, 2021 - Canadian Water Resources Association

Value: Five prizes valued from $1,500 to $5,000

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s):  Applied, Natural or Social Science aspects of water resources

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January 31, 2021 - Malcolm & Catherine Dewar Truth And Reconciliation Fellowship

Value: $8,000

For: Master's & PhD students 

Research field(s):  Research in the area of Truth and Reconciliation in the Faculty of Graduate Studies

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February 1, 2021 - Mackenzie King Open Scholarship

Value: $8,500 approx (Average amount subject to change)

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s):  Open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate studies in any field in Canada or elsewhere.

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February 1, 2021 - Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship

Value: Four awards at $10,500 approx (Award amount subject to change)

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s):  Open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate studies in the United States or the United Kingdom, of international or industrial relations.

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February 1, 2021 - Foundation of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Inc. Scholarship and Award

Value: Two Scholarships at $3,450 // Six Awards at $2,250

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s):  Registered nurses continuing studies in health-related fields at a grad level.

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February 3, 2021 - Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

Value: Variable

For: PhD graduates – Must hold a PhD by the time fellowship begins

Research field(s):  Science policy in Canada 

Citizenship: Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents of Canada

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February 5, 2021 - Berkes Graduate Scholarship in Community-Based Research

Value: $3,000

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s):  This annually funded scholarship will provide support towards degree-related field research and related expenses.

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February 12, 2021 - The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security - Scholarship in Food Security

Deadline: Proposals Due February 12, 2021
Interviews conducted in April 2021 // Scholarships awarded in May 2021

Value: Three $15,000 scholarships available for research spanning up to two years commencing in the 2021-22 academic year

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s):  Conducting thesis research focused on the determinants, risk factors, impacts, and efficacy of proposed interventions on food insecurity in Canada.

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February 15, 2021 - Dr. J.A. Campbell Research Award

Deadline: February 15, 2021

Value: Grant of up to $25,000

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s):  For research projects in Canada of a scientific, applied science, and/or medical nature relevant to celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and/or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or the socio-economic implications of delayed diagnosis and/or living with these conditions. 

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February 15, 2021 - Dr. J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award

Deadline: February 15, 2021

Value: $5,000

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s):  Work done in Canada of a scientific, applied science, medical, and/or social nature relevant to celiac disease

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February 26, 2021 - University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Award

Value: Citation Certificate, plus a cash prize (Five award categories for PhD graduates – Must have submitted dissertation during 2020 calendar year (Jan 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020)

Research field(s):  Applied sciences, health sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences

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February 28, 2021 - Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics Graduate Fellowships

Value: $3,000 stipend

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s):  Ethics of any field of study

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March 15, 2021 - Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation

Value: Two scholarships at $7,500 each

For: Applicants must be female Canadian citizens currently enrolled in and pursing a PhD program

Research field(s):  Unrestricted

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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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