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Research Fields TEST biochemistry and medical genetics
Categories Medical Health Sciences
Citizenship No citizenship available
Eligibility A personal bequest from Dr. Phyllis J. McAlpine, along with gifts from her friends and family and a contribution from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, has allowed the establishment of a fellowship to support excellent graduate students in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics*. Dr. McAlpine, a native of southern Ontario, joined the University of Manitoba in 1972 after the completion of a Ph.D. in Human Genetics at University College, London, and postdoctoral training at Queen’s University. She was appointed Head of the Department of Human Genetics in 1993, a position she held until her untimely death from breast cancer in 1998. A pioneer in human gene mapping, Dr. McAlpine was held in very great esteem by colleagues worldwide, especially in her position as Chair of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) Nomenclature Committee from 1992-1996. The encouragement and support of graduate students and trainees were among Dr. McAlpine’s favourite causes and the Department was honoured to find that she had made a bequest that allowed this fellowship to be developed.
Each year, the available annual interest will support one or more awards which will be offered to graduate students who:
  • are enrolled full-time in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics at The University of Manitoba;
  • show an excellent potential for a research career;
  • have achieved high academic standing (normally a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or equivalent);
  • have proposed to conduct or are already conducting research relevant to Medical Genetics.

  • This fellowship is renewable over the course of one degree (i.e., cannot be carried over upon completion of the Masters degree to the Ph.D. program). Applicants for renewal will be considered in competition with all new applicants in a given year. In a year when no suitable candidates are found, the award will not be offered and the available annual income will be reinvested with the capital of the fund. Selection decisions made by the committee shall be final.
    Value available annual interest
    Currency Canadian
    Tenable at Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics.
    Deadlines No deadlines available
    Application Details Contact the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics.

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