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Eligibility Dr. Bata has a particular interest in the material culture of the Circumpolar region. In view of this interest, Dr. Bata has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba in 2016.

The purpose of the fund and Scholarships is to stimulate Arctic research related to material culture, with “material culture research” defined as documenting the meaning, traditions, and values revealed in the making, interpreting, preservation, or history (including that in the distant past), of the physical evidence (objects and architecture) of a culture’s heritage; and with “Arctic” defined as including and north of the continuous Permafrost, in Canada and throughout the Circumpolar region.

Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one or more scholarships to graduate students who:

  • are enrolled full-time in any Master’s or Ph.D. program offered through the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba or any other accredited Canadian university, pursuing studies related to material culture;

  • have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the previous 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;

  • demonstrate innovative thinking;

  • demonstrate a sense of community responsibility.
  • Students may be studying in any field, including but not limited to: Anthropology, Environmental Studies, History, Native Studies, Fine Arts, Archival Studies, Engineering, or any of the natural sciences as they relate to artifact preservation (including geochemical characterization and DNA analysis).

    The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of the scholarships based on the available income from the fund.

    Value Up to a maximum of $7225.00 for 2023-2024 year; number of awards and value to be determined by the selection committee.
    Currency Canadian
    Tenable at No details on tenability available
    Deadlines August 30
    Application Details In order to apply, please make sure you read through what is needed; however, applications are only accepted via the online link at the bottom:

    (i) a description of the proposed/ongoing research and a statement of its applicability and relevance to material culture,

    (ii) a curriculum vitae;

    (iii) two letters of reference, one from the graduate advisor and one from either a representative from an organization (such as a museum, gallery, preservation society) or a community leader, who can speak to the applicant’s character, integrity, and the importance of the research to their culture, community, or collection.

    Online link to the application:
    Questions about the award can be directed to Graduate.Awards@umanitoba.ca.

    Updated: July 14, 2023

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