The Pike-Net program offers the following fellowships:

Master's students
Funding up to $8,500 (part-time students)
Funding up to $17,000 (full-time students)

PhD students
Funding up to $10,000 (part-time students)
Funding up to $20,000 (full-time students)

Award enhancements for students holding other major fellowships (e.g., CIHR, SSHRC) are available up to a maximum of $3,000.

All funded students may take part in PIKE-Net workshops, research symposiums and other research and training membership activities. Funded students must participate in PIKE-Net sponsored student conferences/institutes.

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To be eligible, you must be a full- or part-time student enrolled in a graduate program with a research focus in Indigenous health.

Applications from students studying at Manitoba's post-secondary institutions will be considered. Applications from students studying at institutions outside Manitoba will be considered provided the student can demonstrate a connection to Manitoba (e.g., Manitoba residency, member of a Manitoba community).

Students who have previously received PIKE-Net funding may apply but must demonstrate progress in their research program and provide evidence of applying to other funding sources. Priority will be given to first-time applicants and awardees can only receive one award per fiscal year.

How to apply

To apply for a graduate fellowship, complete the online registration form and forward the required supporting documentation (indicated in the online form) to the PIKE-Net program.

Applications are reviewed by the PIKE-Net Awards Circle, with the expected decision period lasting no longer than two months from the application deadline. Funding decisions are based on the applicant's academic record, research proposal and the research environment/supports. Applications must meet a minimum score (determined by the Awards Circle) to be considered for funding. All decisions made by the PIKE-Net Awards Circle are final.

Apply now

Applications for the 2021 graduate fellowship are now closed. Check back in the fall for information on applying to the 2022 graduate fellowship.

Contact us

Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
P122 Pathology Building
770 Bannatyne Ave
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3W 0W3