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University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship

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Beginning with the 2009/2010 academic year, the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF) was devolved to the unit level. A unit is typically a department, but in the case of non-departmentalized faculties (e.g., Kinesology and Recreation Management, Law, Music, Pharmacy, and Social Work) can refer to a faculty, or even a program (e.g., Applied Health, Disability Studies Peace and Conflict Studies). UMGFs were devolved to the unit level to increase the flexibility to whom and when these scholarships are awarded.  Please check with your unit for details on how to be considered for a UMGF.
The UMGF is used to determine the recipients of the listed supplemental awards, which are meant to be held with the UMGF. The same process is used to upgrade new Master’s UMGF recipients to the Manitoba Graduate Scholarship for Master’s students. These supplemental award offers and MGS upgrades will occur in July of each year. Only students who have received an offer as of July will be included in the supplemental offers and upgrades.
In the recent 2014-15 budget, the University allocated additional funds for graduate student support. This new allocation is being used to raise the value of the UMGF awards. The increase in value will be retroactive to May 1, 2014, and apply to students who hold an award (renewals) or have been offered an award.
The new values are applicable for a 12 month period, as follows:
PhD – $18,000
Master’s – $14,000
Eligibility Criteria
Academic standing: Students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Masters, Graduate Diploma or a Doctoral degree. Please use admissions criteria in calculating GPA, i.e., last 60 credit hours or equivalent.
Citizenship: All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to apply to CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC scholarships, if there are eligible for funding from these research councils. Tricouncil eligible students who do not apply for a tricouncil award may be considered ineligible for a UMGF.
Fields of study: Students in all fields of graduate study (with the exception of those in the College of Medicine and in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) are eligible to apply, provided their program is eligible for tri-council funding.
Years of graduate study: Students are eligible to receive the UMGF for the first 24 months of their Master’s program and the first 48 months of their PhD program. Total maximum UMGF support for any individual graduate student is 48 months.
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