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Eligibility The purpose of these awards is to reward the academic achievements of Canadian Indigenous graduate students pursuing Doctoral degrees at the University of Manitoba. Each year, beginning 2021-2022 and continuing annually until the funds have been spent, three fellowships valued at $20,000 each will be offered to graduate students who:

(1) have self-declared as First Nations, Métis or Inuit people from Canada;

(2) are enrolled full-time in the first year of a Doctoral program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies;

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

(4) have demonstrated research ability or potential; and,

(5) have a demonstrated connection to the Indigenous community.
Value Three fellowships valued at $20,000 will be offered each year
Currency Canadian
Tenable at University of Manitoba for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Deadlines November 29
Application Details Applicants must submit, using the online link below, the following documents in order to be considered for this award:


(a) a current curriculum vitae;

(b) a statement (maximum 500 words) describing their proposed doctoral research;

(c) a reference letter from the student’s current advisor (maximum 500 words);

(d) a personal statement (maximum 500 words) describing their connection to Indigenous community and indicating how the Fellowship would support their achievement as an Indigenous person

The Fellowships will be renewable for up to three years at the doctoral level provided the recipient:

(1) submits a satisfactory Faculty of Graduate Studies Annual Progress Report (submitted by June 1 of each year)

(2) maintains a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 in their current graduate program; and

(3) is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in a Doctoral program.

The recipients of this fellowship will be required to submit an application for the Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral (CGS-D) and are expected to accept Tri-Agency funding if offered to them. The Faculty of Graduate Studies Indigenous Program Fellows hip cannot be held with Tri-Agency funding.

Contact: Graduate.Awards@umanitoba.ca

Updated November 17, 2023

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