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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

Graduate Student Travel Grant - Information
Graduate Student Travel Grant Application Form: (PDF)

The University of Winnipeg Students' Association Student Conference Funding

Value: varies     Application Deadlines: August 15, October 31, January 30, March 27

UWSA Student Conference Funding - Information
UWSA Student Conference Funding - Online Application Form


Other Scholarships & Fellowship Opportunities

Weweni Future Scholars Award

The University of Winnipeg now has an award to assist Indigenous University of Winnipeg alumni who are entering a PhD program in furthering their research and expertise. Applications should be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office by September 15. For the application form, click here.


  • Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships (submit to the Graduate Studies Office by February 1)

  • Mackenzie King Scholarships (submit to the Graduate Studies Office by February 1)

    The Mackenzie King Scholarships were established as an independent trust under the will of the late Rt. Hon. William Mackenzie King (1874-1950).

    Two classes of Mackenzie King Scholarship are available to graduates of Canadian universities: the Open Scholarship and the Traveling Scholarship. Both are to support graduate study.

    The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.  One Open Scholarship is awarded each year. The value has recently been about $9000 but it is subject to change.

    The Traveling Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in the areas of international relations or industrial relations.  Recently four scholarships of $11,000 each have been awarded annually, but the number and the amount are subject to change.

  • AUCC Awards: Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI)
  • 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.
  • Mary Guibault 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.
  • Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC)
    The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) are offering four Graduate Student Awards of Merit in the amount of $3000 to woman-identifying graduate students in Western Canada.  the University of Winnipeg may nominate nominate one student. Nominees must be enrolled in a Canadian graduate program and must exhibit both outstanding academic performance and leadership.
  • 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.

  • International Scholarship Opportunities for Non-Canadians
    Choose Canada as your study or research destination and explore the scholarship opportunities available to support the best and brightest to come to Canada. Explore our database by country of origin to find scholarships, fellowships or funding opportunities made available by Global Affairs Canada and other Canadian federal government departments.