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Graduate students

Graduate students play a central role in both the research and teaching activities of the Department of Chemistry. To allow graduate students to focus on this important work, we provide financial support for all graduate students admitted to our program. This financial support is guaranteed provided that the student continues to make satisfactory progress in their program. The total financial support is comprised of a stipend and employment.

Minimum annual financial support

MSc students: $23,000/year for 2 years.

PhD students: $25 000/year for 4 years (from previous MSc) or 5 years from BSc.

Times to completion

Beyond the time limits noted above, students may receive RA and TA funding if their research takes longer to complete. In general, if a student makes continuous and reasonable progress (as judged by the Advisory Committee), the Advisor is expected to provide some level of financial support but this is not necessarily at the full stipend level. As grant money often comes from government sources, faculty members are accountable for all expenses and cannot justify supporting graduate students for periods that extend far beyond the time limits given above.

Department awards ($1 000 – $5 000)

Our graduate students benefit each year from the generosity of benefactors who have endowed awards in the Department of Chemistry. These awards are distributed each fall to graduate students in recognition of their outstanding academic and research performance over the preceding year.  All currently enrolled graduate students with a GPA of 3.50 are eligible to apply (deadline announced each August/September).

Bursaries to support graduate students with financial need are also available.

For a complete list of scholarships, awards and bursaries, please see the Faculty of Graduate Studies awards database.

Undergraduate students

Several scholarships and awards are granted each year to Honours and Major students in the Chemistry and Biochemistry programs on the basis of outstanding academic performance. Students are selected in the fall, no application form is required, and a catered awards night dinner is held each November to celebrate our award winners.

Bursaries to support undergraduate students with financial need are also available.

A complete list of scholarships, awards and bursaries is available in the easily searchable University of Manitoba awards database. Please enter “Chemistry” as the Major for all awards.

For additional details, please consult the Department of Chemistry office.

Contact us

Department of Chemistry (360 Parker Building) 
144 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2 Canada

Our office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.