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Eligibility The Faculty of Graduate Studies will offer six awards to graduate students, one in each of the following areas: applied sciences, health sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary sciences, natural sciences, and social sciences. A citation certificate and a cash prize will be awarded recognizing the successful nominee at an award reception, hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Eligible dissertations must have been completed (final copies of thesis submitted) between January 1 and December 31 of the previous calendar year. In case there are no qualified candidates in a given Faculty/School, the Faculty/School selection committee may choose not to submit a nominee. The Faculty of Graduate Studies will verify the eligibility of nominees submitted.
Value Citation Certificate plus a cash prize
Currency Canadian
Tenable at University of Manitoba for the 2018 - 2019 competition year - for theses completed in the 2018 calendar year.
Deadlines March 1
Application Details Each Faculty/School may submit one nomination to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Nominations must be received no later than the stated deadline. Contact your Faculty/School for their internal nomination deadline.

Each nomination must include:
  • a letter of support from the Dean of the Faculty/Director of School that also indicates the process used by the selection committee to select the nominee
  • a letter from the Graduate Chair of the student's department describing the reasons for the nomination, and why the dissertation is viewed as a groundbreaking piece of original work
  • the name and departmental affiliation of the nominees' research supervisor
  • the area the dissertation is being nominated under: applied sciences, health sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary sciences, natural sciences, and social sciences
  • a copy of each examiner's pre-defence report
  • a copy of the abstract of the dissertation, not to exceed 350 words in length written in non-technical language
  • a current curriculum vitae for the nominee

The faculty/school can submit their nomination to:

ATTN: Laura McMillan
UM Distinguished Dissertation Award
Faculty of Graduate Studies
500 University Centre

- OR - alternatively - the nomination package can be emailed (as a single PDF attachment) to:


Contact: Please direct any questions on this award to - Laura McMillan, Awards Assistant - laura.mcmillan@umanitoba.ca
Updated: January 23, 2019


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