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Research Fields TEST Alzheimer Disease
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Eligibility The family of Mary McCrorie (nee West) has established a fund in her memory which will provide a fellowship to be awarded each year to a graduate student at the University of Manitoba. The purpose of the fund is to support promising students who plan on making a career in research for the treatment or cure of Alzheimer disease. Beginning the 2015-2016 academic year, the revenue from the fund will be used to offer two fellowships. The first fellowship will be offered to a new recipient, and the second fellowship will be offered as a renewal to the previous year's recipient.

The first fellowship will be offered to a new applicant who:
  • is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in any PhD program at the University of Manitoba;
  • has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study;
  • has an outstanding academic record and has demonstrated an aptitude for conducting research directly related to finding a treatment or cure for Alzheimer disease; and
  • is conducting research within the Province of Manitoba in the year in which the award is tenable.

The second fellowship will be offered to the previous year's recipient as a renewal. In order to be considered for the renewal, the previous year's recipient must submit a statement (maximum 500 words) to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Dean's office by the June 23rd deadline indicating how they continue to meet the qualifying criteria for this award. In the event that the previous year's recipient is not eligible for renewal, then only one new award should be offered, provided that a suitable candidate exists.
This fellowship is not available to students who have received other awards (for example, the Medical Research Council Studentship), that in total, accumulate to $25,000 or more.
Value $5000
approx. $5,000 new award; up to a maximum of $5,000 for renewal of award.
Currency Canadian
Tenable at University of Manitoba for the 2022-2023 competition year.
Deadlines May 27
Application Details Applicants must submit the online application available at the link below:


(application will open on April 1st, 2022)

Students who apply will also automatically be considered for the Eirikur & Thorbjorg Stephanson Scholarship.

  • a cover sheet which contains the following details: The name of the award, your name, your University of Manitoba student number, your current program and department information, and your University of Manitoba email address;
  • a letter of intent which includes a statement of plans for a career in research directly related to finding a treatment or cure for Alzheimer disease;
  • a research proposal;
  • current curriculum vitae.

    If you have inquiries regarding this award please contact Faculty of Graduate Studies Award Assistant by email at amber.kusnick@umanitoba.ca
    Updated: March 18, 2022

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