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General Awards 

Financial assistance administered by the Awards & Financial Aid Office supports the access and excellence mandate of The University of Winnipeg through a comprehensive program of scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries. Please keep in mind that awards administered through the Awards & Financial Aid Office are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Please visit their website for application forms, deadlines, and more information.


The University of Winnipeg Graduate Assistantship (UWGA)

These awards are available to students in the MA in Indigenous Governance and Cultural Studies programs, the MSc in BioScience, Technology & Public Policy and Applied Computer Science programs, and the Joint Masters Programs. Contact the program chairs or coordinators of these programs for more information.

Travel Grants

The University of Winnipeg Graduate Student Travel Grant
Value: Up to $750     Application Deadlines: October 15, February 15, & June 15

The purpose of the Graduate Student Travel Grant is to support the professional advancement of graduate students and raise the profile of the University by covering the costs associated with travel to conferences and meetings. Applications may be made to any of the two competitions, but each applicant may only be awarded one Travel Grant per fiscal year (April 1 – March 31). Dates are based on the date of application, not on the date of travel.
Graduate Student Travel Grant Information
Graduate Student Travel Grant Application Form

The University of Winnipeg Student's Association Conference Funding
Value: Varies     Application Deadlines: Varies, for more information consult the UWSA website.

Student conference funding is available for both undergraduate and graduate students. The funding can be used towards the conference, field course or practicum or costs associated with attending the conference, field course, or practicum. 

The UWSA does provide retroactive funding, therefore any applications that are received before your travel date, but are not reviewed until after, will still be considered for funding.

Applicants must complete the Student Conference and Travel Funding Request Form.

Students in Joint Masters Programs are not eligible for UWSA funding. 

Other Awards, Fellowships, & Scholarships Opportunities

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Awards

The AUCC is a non-profit, non-governmental association that represents Canadian universities at home and abroad. The Association's mandate is to foster and promote the interests of higher education in the firm belief that strong universities are vital to the prosperity and elbowing of Canada. For more information, click here. Note: The AUCC is migrating to a new scholarship management system. More information will be available in Spring 2019. 

Canadian Standards Association Group Graduate Scholarship

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group is launching a graduate scholarship for Masters students who include standards as a component of their research. This is a competitive program offering funding of $10,000 per year for up to two years. The purpose of the CSA Group Graduate Scholarship is to support graduate students in the pursuit of knowledge generation related to standards. Graduate students at the Masters level studying at a publicly-funded, accredited Canadian university are eligible to apply. The thesis can be conducted in any field (e.g. engineering, social sciences, health sciences) and must include standards as a component of the research. The topic does not need to be related to an area in which CSA Group already has standards. The research may investigate aspects of an existing standard or may explore an area for future standards development. 

For more information, please visit here.

D.F. Plett Graduate and Post Doctoral Fellowships

The D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation provides graduate fellowships for students in the Masters and PhD programs at the University of Winnipeg/Manitoba, and in the Master's program at Canadian Mennonite University. The Foundation also has a Post Doctoral fellowship for applicants who already have their PhD and are pursuing research related to the Foundation’s mandate. For more information, click here.

Fulbright Award

The prestigious Fulbright Award is open to outstanding graduate students, faculty, professionals and independent researchers who wish to conduct research, lecture or enrol in formal academic programs in the United States. For more information, click here.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Scholarships

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) offers grants, funding, and awards to researchers and institutions to find solutions for global development challenges. Through calls for research proposals, the IDRC funds projects that aim to bring employment, food security, health, peace, and prosperity to developing regions of the world. For more information, click here.

Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority (LGCA) of Manitoba Scholarships

The LGCA is committed to supporting high-quality, innovative research linked to our regulatory mandate. The LGCA offers scholarships for graduate students who are conducting liquor, cannabis or gambling research at Manitoba universities. For more information, please click here.


The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Secruity Scholarship in Food Security

The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security is pleased to announce the creation of nine scholarships in recognition of the extraordinary contribution of David Emerson, Wallace McCain, and Purdy Crawford as past Chairs of the Maple Leaf Foods’ Board of Directors. Three scholarships valued at $15,000 will be distributed each year for three years, beginning in the 2020/2021 academic year. For more informaiton, please click here.

The Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary

The Mary Guilbault Métis Bursary is an award available to Manitoba Métis students who excel in their academics and community. Any Métis student enrolled in their second year or more at a post-secondary institution in Manitoba may apply.  All applicants must have resided in Manitoba for at least 12 months. This bursary was named in honour of Mrs. Mary Guilbault, a respected Elder in the Métis community and a pivotal player in the creation of the Manitoba Métis Federation. For more information, please click here.

Newberry Consortium

The Newberry Consortium’s fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. Fellows have access to the Newberry’s wide-ranging and rare archival materials as well as to a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. Recipients are expected to advance scholarship in various fields, develop new interpretations, and expand our understandings of the past. For more information, click here.


Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants

The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives. Examples include but are not limited to: providing services, providing legal counselling and assistance, counselling mature women entering or re-entering the labour market, counselling women in crisis, counselling and training women for non-traditional employment, and positions in women's centres. For more information, please click here.

Toptal Scholarships for Women

The Toptal Scholarship for Women will award five scholarships to aspiring female leaders in five global regions: Africa, The Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Each winner will receive (US)$10,000 and a year of weekly one-on-one mentoring by a Toptal expert. For more information on this scholarship, click here.