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Research Fields TEST Human Rights, Social Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies
Categories No categories available
Citizenship No citizenship available
Eligibility Dr. Krishnamurti and Dr. Ganga Dakshinamurti established and endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift of $100,000 in 2016. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative will make a contribution to this fund.

Dr. Krishnamurti Dakshinamurti is the President of the Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada, which since 2010, has annually conferred the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award to recognize and honour original thinkers and initiators of conflict resolution, and holds an annual dinner and awards ceremony for the recipients. It is the intention of the Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada to donate the proceeds from this annual function to the endowment fund each year.

The purpose of the fund is to recognize graduate students who have a focus in human rights research, social justice, and peace and conflict studies. An additional gift of $5,000 will be made to offer the first award(s) in the 2016-2017 academic year. Then, each year, beginning in 2017-2018, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one or more scholarships to graduate students who:

1) are enrolled full-time in a Master's or PhD program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba

2) have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the previous 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study; 3) are currently undertaking research with a focus in human rights, social justice, or peace and conflict studies.

Preference in selection will be given to students who are working in collaboration with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of the awards based on the available funds each year.

The Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will name the selection committee for this award, which will include a representative for this award, which will include a representative of the Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada.

Value $6,750.00 available for 2017-2018; the selection committee will determine the number and value of awards each year.
Currency Canadian
Tenable at Tenable at the University of Manitoba in the 2017-2018 academic year - must have been registered full time as a Master's or PhD student in both Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 terms to be eligible.
Deadlines March 30
Application Details The following application documents are required:

1) Cover sheet that includes the name of the award, your full name, your University of Manitoba Student number, your University of Manitoba email address (or current email if you are a new student who has not yet claimed your U of M email address), your program (Master's or PhD) and your department name.

2) A summary of your thesis proposal - 500 words maximum (not including bibliography/references list - this can be separate);

3) One letter of support from your thesis supervisor/advisor. The letter must arrive at the Faculty of Graduate Studies in an envelope that has been sealed and endorsed (stamped over the back flap) by the referee. Or alternatively, the reference can be emailed as a PDF letter attachment to Sara Sealey, Awards Assistant, at sara.sealey@umanitoba.ca - if sent via email the letter must still be signed by the referee, as we are unable to accept unsigned references.


The complete application can be submitted to:

Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship in Human Rights
Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of Manitoba
500 University Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Questions regard this award can be directed to Sara Sealey, Awards Assistant, via email at sara.sealey@umanitoba.ca

Updated: February 23rd, 2018


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