Awards and Scholarships

Updated October 6, 2020

External Awards:

Internal Awards:

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF) competition.

In 2021, up to three scholarships are available. Value (for a 12 month period) Ph.D.: $18,000 Master’s:  $14,000


  • Pursuing a  Masters or a PhD degree in Microbiology
  • Minimum admission GPA of 3.00 based on their admission to their current graduate program.
  • Master’s students with more than 16 months in the graduate program are not eligible
  • Ph.D. students with more than 40 months in the graduate program are not eligible

Selection criteria: academic achievements, experience in research, and research potential

Application materials:

Students should compile their application in one PDF file named: Last name_First name_UMGF. Deadline for applications to be electronically submitted to Irene  Golembioski is April 30th, 2021 4:30 PM

  • Hawirko, Roma Zenovea Graduate Scholarship 2020 deadline has passed
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF) 2020 deadline has passed
  • Amber Scholarship Fund (2020) deadline has passed
  • Howard Lees Scholarship in Microbiology deadline has passed

Travel Awards (available throughout the year):

The Department of Microbiology provides travel awards up to $200 to two students per supervisor per fiscal year (April 1 – March 31). To apply, fill in the attached application and send it to the Departmental Office Administrative Assistant

The Faculty of Science will match the Departmental Award with an equal amount up to $200  (

Students must apply to both sources of funding regardless of the amount to claim.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies also provides funds for traveling. Check the Award Database for FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES TRAVEL AWARD and this link

Internal, External and Need-Based-Funding Awards information