Graduate Awards

The following list describes some but not all available scholarships, bursaries and prizes for graduate students in Biological Sciences. For further details you may contact the chair of the awards committee Dr. Jennifer McLeese or the Financial Aids and Awards Office, at the University of Manitoba

UM’s Financial Aid and Awards office

CURRENT DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS APPLICATION
Submission Deadline  September 15, 2021
Note:  submission deadline for the TransCanada Pipeline and Cangene Fellowships is September 1, 2021.

Please read the instruction sheet before starting application.
Awards Applications Instructions
Invitation to Apply for Scholarships

Travel Award

The Department of Biological Sciences provides funds to Master’s and Ph.D students to assist with conference travel costs. The amount is $250.00 if you are presenting (poster or oral talk) and $100 if you are not presenting. Note that this award is available only once to you per year (April 1 to March 31), and ONLY until funds are exhausted. In order to apply for these funds please complete the Application Form.  You MUST apply for this award at least 6 weeks prior to the conference you will attend. Once your application is approved you will receive a letter from the department that you MUST use to request matching funds from the Faculty of Science Dean’s office. These funds need to be used according to UManitoba travel and expenses policies, and where possible through the Concur system. The office staff can assist with this process. You will also need to have a copy of the conference program (at least the outline that is usually on a meeting website) and keep ALL receipts for travel, hotel, meals (itemized), taxi, and complete a travel claim for reimbursement after your return. Funds may also be available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Students Association.

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships

Value: MSc $17,500, PhD $21,000
Deadline: See NSERC Website
Details: NSERC Website

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships

Value: MSc $14,000 PhD: $18,000
Deadline: TBD
Details at the U of M awards site
Application Form

TransCanada Pipelines Graduate Fellowship in Science

Value:  $6450.00
Deadline:  TBD
Details:  open to any full-time graduate student in the Faculty of Science with high standing (minimum GPA 3.5)

Faculty of Science Graduate Fellowship- Cangene Fellowship

Value:  $17,000.00 (may be split among more than one recipient)
Deadline:  TBD
Dsetails:  open to a full-time graduate student in the first two years of a MSc degree of first three years of a PhD degree, with excellent standing and demonstrated exceptional research ability.

Major G.E.H Barrett-Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

Value: $10,525.00
Deadline: TBD
Details: For academically excellent students in their 1st or 2nd year of  full-time graduate studies in the area of animal biology and demonstrates research potential based on reference letters, and demonstrates scholarship based on project reports, publications, conference presentations or related accomplishments.  A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required for this award.

Harold E. Welch Memorial Scholarship

Value:  $5000.00
Deadline: TBD
Details: For students entering, or in 1st year graduate study in zoology who does not hold a major scholarship, or similar support valued at $10,000.00 or more

G.A. Lubinsky Memorial Scholarship

Value: $6150.00
Deadline: TBD
Details: For breadth and depth of scholarship and research beyond the 1st year of the graduate program with a focus in animal biology.  A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required for this award.

Roger Evans Memorial Scholarship

Value: $5125.00
Deadline: TBD
Details: Awarded to a full-time graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5, who is working in the fields of animal behaviour or ecology and intends to present his/her research at a national or international conference.  In order to be considered for this scholarship, eligible students will be asked to submit a brief summary of his/her research and to provide details on when and where he/she intends to present this research at a suitable meeting.

Dalgarno Graduate Fellowship

Value: $7525.00
Deadline: TBD
Details: Awarded to a graduate student enrolled full-time, with a minimum GPA of 3.5, conducting research with a focus on plant or fungal biology.

Eugene Reimer Scholarship for Biological Sciences

Value:  $18625.00 (may be renewable for a second year)
Deadline: TBD
Details: Awarded to a full-time graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5, who is undertaking or has proposed to undertake thesis research with a focus in botany or fungi.

E. Scherer Memorial Scholarship

Value: $26900.00
Deadline: TBD
Details: Awarded to a full-time graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5, who is undertaking or has proposed to undertake thesis research in the field of ecology.

Phoenix Biological Sciences Graduate Fellowship

Value:  $2175.00
Deadline:  TBD
Details:  Awarded to a graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5, who is conducting research in any area of biology and is supervised by a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Nature Manitoba

Value: $500
Deadline: TBD
Details: Awarded to a student who has graduated from a University in Manitoba and who, in the following September either enters or continues with a graduate program in Biological Sciences.
Application Form
Please read instruction sheet before starting application.
Nature Manitoba Instruction sheet

Manitoba Association of Plant Biologists Award

Value: $1500.00
Deadline: TBD
Details: Scholarship and bursaries available

Bursaries and Prizes

Bursary applications are available on the Financial Aids and Awards Office

Josefine C. Rauch Memorial Prize for Teaching Assistants

Value: Bookstore voucher, value varies depending on number of applicants
Deadline: April
Details: Recognizes outstanding undergraduate teaching by graduate students. One of four awards annually.

Ileen Stewart Memorial Award

Value: TBA
Deadline: At the deadline for U of M bursary applications
Details: Available to any full time graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and demonstrated financial need based on standard U of M bursary application form.

William O. and Erna Pruitt Graduate Bursary

Value: TBD
Deadline: At the deadline for U of M bursary applications
Details: Available to any full time graduate student in a Master’s or Doctoral program offered by the Faculty of Science, with a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0, who is undertaking or proposes to undertake research in the natural history of the boreal forest. The student must also be able to demonstrate financial need based on the standard U of M bursary application.