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Research Fields TEST Indigenous Students, All Research Fields
Categories No categories available
Citizenship Canadian
Eligibility *Formerly Indigenous Master's Excellence Award (IMEA)*

Available funds contributed by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative and the Faculty of Graduate Studies will be used to offer the Indigenous Masterís Excellence Award. The funds will be used to provide merit-based awards to Canadian Indigenous graduate students enrolled full-time in a Masterís program at the University of Manitoba. Awards will be offered to meritorious graduate students who demonstrate significant research ability and scholarly potential. Not all applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed to receive an award. The Faculty of Graduate Studies will confirm the availability of funds for this award annually. In years when funds are available, awards with a maximum value of $10,000 will be offered to graduate students who:

(1) are Canadian Indigenous (First Nations, Mťtis, Inuit);

(2) are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies within the first two years of any Masterís program;

(3) have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.00 based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study; and

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

Preference will be given to students who graduated from a high school in Manitoba, but all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.

In years when funds are available, one competition will be held for both incoming and continuing Masterís students. The Faculty of Graduate Studies will set the deadline each year. The award is not automatically renewable; therefore, continuing students are required to submit a subsequent application, which will be reviewed in competition with all other applicants. Completed applications must be submitted directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by the application deadline. **LATE APPLICATIONS AND/OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**

The selection committee will determine the number and value of awards offered based on the funds available. No awards will be offered in years when no funding is available.

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 Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement) (or designate).

Value Variable; awards available up to a maximum amount of $10,000.00; selection committee to determine number and value of awards
Currency Canadian
Tenable at Tenable at University of Manitoba in the 2019-2020 academic year
Deadlines May 1
Application Details One competition will be held each year for incoming and continuing students. To apply, all applicants must submit the online application found at the link below by the application deadline of May 1, 2019. Please note that late applications or incomplete applications will not be considered.


The application includes the following items:

1. A detailed statement (maximum two pages) of your proposed Master's research outlining the project objectives.

2. Two letters of support - one letter of support must be from your Master's advisor, or for incoming students, your prospective Master's advisor.

3. a current curriculum vitae (cv)

4. 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 2019-2020 academic year).


Contact: Questions can be directed to: Madisson Roe, Awards Assistant at - Madisson.Roe@umanitoba.ca

Updated: April 05, 2019


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