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Research Fields TEST All Fields, Eligible Students must be Canadian Indigenous Students (First Nations, Metis, Inuit)
Categories No categories available
Citizenship Canadian
Eligibility Formerly IDEA - also previously called "PhD Studies for Aboriginal Scholars (PSAS) Fund - Name change approved by Senate, February 1st, 2017

An anonymous donor contributed an initial gift of $250,000 to establish a trust fund at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, the President’s Fund, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and a number of other donors have made contributions to the fund. The fund will be used to provide merit-based awards to students enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. program at the University of Manitoba. Each year, awards with a maximum value of $10,000 will be offered to students. Preference will be given to students who graduated from a high school in Manitoba, but all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Not all applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed to receive an award. The awards will be offered until the capital and income have been exhausted.

The awards will be offered to meritorious graduate students who demonstrate significant research ability and scholarly potential, and who meet the minimum eligibility requirements below:

(1) are Canadian Indigenous students (First Nations, Métis, Inuit);

(2) are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and within the first four years of any doctoral program;

(3) have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study; and,

(4) if they are a continuing student, are in good standing with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The award is not automatically renewable; therefore, continuing students are required to submit an application annually to be considered for an award. Completed applications must be submitted directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by the application deadline.

Recipients may hold this award concurrently with any other awards consistent with policies in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The selection committee will be named by the Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) and will include the Executive Lead, Indigenous Achievement (or designate).

Value Up to $10,000; Selection Committee to determine the number and value of awards
Currency Canadian
Tenable at Tenable at the University of Manitoba for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Deadlines July 20
Application Details One competition will be held each year for incoming and continuing students. To apply, all applicants must submit a complete application to Sara Sealey, Awards Assistant via email at sara.sealey@umanitoba.ca by the application deadline of July 20th, 2018 which includes the following documentation:

1. A cover page that contains the following information:

- the name of the award competition - Doctoral Award for Indigenous Students Application
- your full name;
- your University of Manitoba student number;
- your current or prospective program and department information;
- the full name and location of the high school you graduated from;
- your University of Manitoba email address; and,
- your current home/mailing address.

2. A detailed statement (maximum two pages) of your proposed research outlining the project objectives. The statement should also address and detail all progress that has been made towards stated project objectives, methods, interpretive frameworks, anticipated outcomes, etc.

3. Two letters of support - one letter of support must be from your PhD advisor, or for incoming students, your prospective PhD advisor. Letters of suport must be submitted as PDF email attachments via email directly from the referee to sara.sealey@umanitoba.ca - NOTE: letters of support/reference written in the body of an email will not be accepted.

4. a current curriculum vitae (cv)

5. For continuing students - a copy of your most recently submitted Faculty of Graduate Studies Progress Report (NOTE: this is not required for students who are entering their first year of study in the 2018-2019 academic year).

The above noted application documents must ALL be submitted by the deadline as PDF email attachments to:



Contact: Questions can be directed to Sara Sealey, Awards Assistant, Faculty of Graduate Studies via email at: sara.sealey@umanitoba.ca

Updated: June 18th, 2018


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