The Ignite Program offers substantial, multi-year strategic investment to support groundbreaking, high-risk, high-reward research. The intention is not simply to allocate additional funds to ongoing UM initiatives but rather to foster new partnerships by bringing together researchers from various disciplines, as well as external partners in response to complex societal problems.
UM will invest $350,000/year for three years to each successful Ignite project and we expect to fund up to a maximum of three projects. 
Ignite project applications will be assessed in two stages – a notice of intent (NOI) and a full application (by invitation only).

The NOI is due September 30th and the full application is due November 30th. Projects are expected to start in February 2024.

Upcoming Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Notice of Intent (NOI) Due Date
  • Full Application Due Date
IGNITE Program Presentations - IGNITE Lectures
Watch presentations from the five winners of the IGNITE Program competition, as they talk about their groundbreaking projects.

Contact us

Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)
Room 410/406 Administration Building
66 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada