Award winners

2022 Distinguished Dissertation Award Winners

University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Awards are given to graduating doctoral students who have been nominated by their faculty/college/school for a dissertation that represents a ground-breaking piece of original work. Each year, one award is offered in each of the following categories: applied sciences, health sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Awardees receive a $3,000 prize.

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. 

Learn more

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.  

Learn more

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

Upcoming award information sessions

Currently no sessions booked

Check back for updates

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 9, 2022 - Carla Thorlakson Graduate Travel Award

Value: Master’s and Doctoral scholarship valued at $7050

For: Master's & PhD students

Details: Open to Canadian and International students conducting research abroad.

Research field(s): Unrestricted; provides students with the opportunity to travel and to thereby enhance their educational experience or research opportunities.

Learn more

December 23, 2022 - Savvy New Canadians Financial Literacy Scholarship 2023

Value: (2) Awards valued at $1,000 each

For: Full-time Master's & PhD students

Details: Open to Canadian, International and Permanent Residents enrolled full-time at an accredited University or College

Research field(s): Open to all fields of study with the purpose of increasing and improving financial literacy and awareness among students in Canada

Learn more

January 8, 2023 - Tanaka Fund Grant to Support Japanese Studies Scholars 2023

Value: Grants up to a maximum of $10,000

For: Master's Thesis & PhD students doing research towards their dissertation proposal

Details: Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who spend a maximum of three months in Japan

Research field(s): Conducting research related to Japan with methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Learn more

January 11, 2023 - Sheu L. Lee Family Scholarship in Oncology Research

Value: 1 Scholarship valued at $3,000

For: Full or Part-time Master's & PhD students

Details: Candidates must be in College of Nursing Master’s (Oncology focus), College of Nursing Doctoral (Cancer Control) or Department of Psychology or Max Rady College of Medicine

Research field(s): Conducting or plan to conduct research consistent with the strategic priority areas set out in the National Strategy for Cancer Control; prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and end of life care

Learn more

January 13, 2023 - Indigenous Doctoral Program Fellowships

Value: 3 Doctoral scholarships valued at $20,000 each

For: PhD students

Details: Open to Canadian Indigenous Ph.D. Students pursuing Doctoral degrees at the University of Manitoba. The purpose of these awards is to reward the academic achievements of Canadian Indigenous graduate students pursuing Doctoral Degrees.

Research field(s): Unrestricted; available to all Indigenous Graduate Students

Learn more

January 20, 2023 - President's Graduate Scholarship in Human Genetics

Value: Scholarship valued at up to $11,000

For: Master's & PhD students

Details: Open to Canadian and International students writing a thesis in any area of Human Genetics

Research field(s): Any area of Human Genetics

Learn more

January 20, 2023 - Sonja I. Bata Material Culture Scholarships

Value: Scholarship valued at up to $7,275

For: Master's & PhD students

Details: Open to Canadian and International students conducting research related to material culture, with “material culture” defined as documenting the meaning, traditions and values revealed in making, interpreting, preservation, or history (including that in the distant past), of the physical evidence (objects and architecture) of a culture’s heritage; and with “Arctic” defined as including and north of the continuous Permafrost, in Canada and throughout the Circumpolar region.

Research field(s): Including but not limited to: Anthropology, Environmental Studies, History, Native Studies, Fine Arts, Archival Studies, Engineering, or any of the Natural Sciences as they relate to artifact preservation (including geochemical characterization and DNA analysis)

Learn more

January 24, 2023 - Delaney Graduate Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Value: Scholarship valued at $9,225

For: Master's & PhD students

Details: Open to Canadian Indigenous graduate students enrolled in full-time Master’s or Doctoral programs at the University of Manitoba

Research field(s): Unrestricted

Learn more

January 27, 2023 - London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC) Scholarship

Scholarship in support of graduate study in London, England for 2023-2024 academic year

For: Full-time students enrolling in an accredited graduate programme in London

Details:  Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada

Research field(s): Candidates must be full-time students enrolling in an accredited graduate programme in London and are required to reside at Goodenough College for a minimum term of eight months

Learn more

January 30, 2023 - Joan Mitchell Travel Award at Laurier Archives and Special Collections

Value: Travel Award $1,000

For: Master's & PhD students

Details: Applicants are encouraged to contact the Laurier Archives and Special Collections to learn more about the collections when preparing their applications at libarch@wlu.ca.

Research field(s): For researchers wising to travel to the Laurier Archives and Special Collections to conduct research in any of the archival collections.

Learn more

February 1, 2023 - Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship

Value: $10,500

For: Master's & PhD students

Details: All required materials including application, certified transcripts and sealed confidential references must be received by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Research field(s): Restricted to graduate students who engage in study in the United States or United Kingdom, of international or industrial relations. 

Learn more

February 1, 2023 - Mackenzie King Open Scholarship

Value: $8,500

For: Master's & PhD students

Details: All required materials including application, certified transcripts and sealed confidential references must be received by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Research field(s): Available to graduate students of Canadian universities in any discipline. 

Learn more

March 31, 2023 - CSA Group Graduate Scholarship

Value: $10,000 Scholarship

For: Master's students

Details: Open to full-time Master’s students accepted into an accredited Canadian university.

Research field(s): Conducting research in any field which must include standards as a component of research.

Learn more

March 31, 2023 - Laura Bassi Scholarship

Value: Master’s students $750; Doctoral students $2,500; Junior Academics $500

For: Master's & PhD students

Details: All currently enrolled students are eligible and there are no institutional, departmental or national restrictions.

Research field(s): Open to every discipline conducting research which focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed, within their disciplines.

Learn more

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

Learn more

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.

Learn more

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.

Support