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Research Manitoba - Master's Studentships

The Research Manitoba Master's Studentships support highly qualified Master's trainees in health, the social sciences and humanities, and the natural sciences and engineering, to prepare for careers as independent researchers in industry or within Manitoba’s research enterprise. All awards consist of an annual stipend for up to a maximum of one year.

“I applied for the Research Manitoba Master’s Studentship award as I was encouraged and inspired by other students in the Bioscience program, and receiving the award allowed me to focus on my thesis my second year in the program, allowing me to complete the MSc program in two years. The funding provided me with a source of income that supported my living expenses, making teaching unnecessary, which allowed me to focus on my project."

– Theresa Mackey, 2019-20 Award Recipient, Bioscience, Technology, and Public Policy


Up to 8 Master’s Studentship awards will be awarded in each category (health, social sciences and the humanities, natural sciences and engineering). These are awarded on a competitive basis and are valued at $12,000 annually.


All applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for support:

i. Currently be in, or will be starting, a full-time Master’s program in the Province of Manitoba by September 1, 2023
ii. Apply with a supervisor who currently is, or will be, a university faculty member
iii. Not simultaneously hold any major awards for salary purposes for the term of the Research Manitoba Master’s Studentship Award
iv. Not simultaneously hold a university faculty appointment or equivalent

Note: Though multiple students from the same lab may apply, only one student per supervisor will be funded.

Please note that the following criteria will be held as part of the competitive, peer review process for all applicants. Only those that meet/exceed these are encouraged to apply:

i. Potential of the applicant. Key aspects that will be of particular note to the review committee include:

  • The education history and trajectory of the applicant
  • The training and experience the applicant has had
  • Academic achievement (e.g., a strong GPA above 4.0)
  • The publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • Strong letters of reference
  • The ability of the applicant to successfully complete the project

ii. The quality of the proposed research project including the importance and originality of the research problem and the information sought, the adequacy of the research design, feasibility, and promise of the methods proposed;

iii. The quality of the applicant’s research environment including the suitability of the facility, strength of the supervisor’s research program and potential for the candidate to develop research skills and expertise.

Application Procedures

For information on the application procedures, desired formatting, and necessary documents, please consult the Research Manitoba Program Guide for Master's Studentships.


The Research Manitoba Master's Studentship application deadline is November 14th, 2022.