Research Manitoba is the provincial research agency that promotes, supports, and coordinates the funding of research excellence and innovation in health, natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities in Manitoba. Research Manitoba supports local talent development by providing research support to early career researchers and graduate students, along with fostering strategic partnerships to strengthen research and innovation in Manitoba.
Learn more about our organization in our video: Research Manitoba Branding Video updated Nov 2022 – YouTube
Research Manitoba’s mission and mandate is to promote and support, and coordinate the funding of, research in the health, natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities in Manitoba.
Research Manitoba is the provincial agency that reports and receives core operational funding from the Department of Advanced Education and Training.
The Chair of the Board is Ms. Andrea Legary, Chief Science and Technology Officer, The Recoup Group. Research Manitoba’s Board of Directors is appointed by the Provincial Government. The Board has five committees that aid in its work;
- Executive Committee
- Finance and Audit Committee
- Nominating and Governance Committee
- Provincial RITHIM Committee
- Research Advisory Committee
On June 19, 2014 the Manitoba government established Research Manitoba under the Research Manitoba Act as a way to bring major provincial research funding programs together under one umbrella, making more focused and effective use of research dollars and building on the province’s strengths and strategic priorities.
The programs that were brought together include:
- Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC)
- Manitoba Research and Innovation Fund (MRIF)
- Health Research Initiative (HRI)
- Manitoba Centres of Excellence Fund (MCEF)
Under the Research Manitoba Act, Research Manitoba is mandated to promote and support and coordinate the funding of, research in the health, natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities in Manitoba. According to the mandate the organization may financially assist research in Manitoba; publish and distribute scientific, technical and economic information relating to the work of Research Manitoba; and advise and make recommendations to the minister on matters related to the mandated areas of research. Research Manitoba was built on the staff and board structure of the MHRC.