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

May 24, 2021 - Master's Award for Indigenous Students

Value: Variable – awards up to a maximum of $10,000

For: Master's students

Research field(s): Unrestricted.

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May 24, 2021 - Doctoral Award for Indigenous Students

Value: Variable – awards up to a maximum of $10,000

For: PhD students

Research field(s): Unrestricted.

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May 24, 2021 - President’s Graduate Scholarship For First Nations, Inuit And Métis Students

Value: $18,000

For: PhD students

Research field(s): Unrestricted.

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May 27, 2021 - Bertram Scholarship-Canadian Foundation for Governance Research   

Value: $15,000 (up to three awards) 

For: PhD students

Research field(s): The scholarship will support the work of students who are conducting research into organizational governance as part of their doctoral research project. To qualify for the scholarship, the doctoral research project should focus on a topic directly related to organizational governance.

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June 11, 2021 - Women’s Health Research Foundation Of Canada Full Time

Value: Two scholarships valued at $3,000

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s): The Women’s Health Research Foundation of Canada has offered the Women’s Health Research Foundation of Canada Graduate Scholarship annually since 1992 to graduate students whose research focus is in some area of women’s health.

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June 11, 2021 - Women’s Health Research Foundation Of Canada Part Time

Value: One award of $1,500

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s): The Women’s Health Research Foundation of Canada has offered the Women’s Health Research Foundation of Canada Graduate Scholarship annually since 1992 to graduate students whose research focus is in some area of women’s health.

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June 21, 2021 - 2021 National Essay Challenge (NEC) Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)  

Value: $500 towards attendance at an academic conference of your choice

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s): All disciplines and welcomes empirical research papers related to IRCC’s mandate, using qualitative or quantitative methodologies. 

Application details: The award encourages graduate students to learn more about immigration research and policy, and it raises awareness about the availability of immigration data and supporting resources. 

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June 23, 2021 - McCrorie-West Family Fellowship For Alzheimer Research

Value: 1 new award and 1 renewal up to a maximum of $5,000 each

For: PhD students

Research field(s): Unrestricted

Application details: For promising Ph.D students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba who have an outstanding academic record and have demonstrated an aptitude for conducting research directly related to finding a treatment or cure for Alzheimer disease. Students who apply for this award will also be considered for the Eirikur & Thorbjorg Stephanson Scholarship.

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June 23, 2021 - Eirikur & Thorbjorg Stephanson Scholarship

Value: 1 award up to a maximum of $2,850

For: PhD students

Research field(s): Unrestricted

Application details: For a full-time Ph.D. student in good academic standing who has demonstrated an aptitude for conducting research directly related to finding a treatment or cure for Alzheimer's disease, and who is conducting research in the Province of Manitoba in the year in which the award is tenable. Students applying for this award will also be considered for the McCrorie-West Family Fellowship for Alzheimer's Research.

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June 25, 2021 - John W. Davies Memorial Award (SNAME)

Value: $3,000

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s): The competition is open to any full time graduate student at a recognized University in Canada or the US State of Alaska whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments.

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June 30, 2021 - Kathryn Huget Leadership Award

Value: Minimum $1,000

For: Master's & PhD students

Research field(s): Organizational behaviour, business administration, business and commerce, sociology or psychology. Awarded to any individual, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women. 

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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.

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