The deadline for applications for the Dr. Dick Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Epidemiology has now been extended to March 25, 2024.

This fellowship honours the esteemed legacy of Dr. Dick Smith, a visionary pioneer in HIV/AIDS patient treatment and education in Manitoba. The award will support an exceptional postdoctoral researcher dedicated to advancing the understanding and management of HIV epidemiology in Manitoba. Dr. Smith’s tireless efforts and groundbreaking contributions in HIV/AIDS patient care, coupled with his impactful strides in public education initiatives surrounding HIV, serve as the guiding inspiration for this fellowship.

The successful candidate will be committed to innovative research in HIV epidemiology and conduct research focused on Manitoba data, outcomes and demographics with an emphasis on Manitoba specific opportunities for improvements related to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and education. This fellowship will focus on communities disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS and may include research in areas such as disease transmission dynamics, prevention strategies, treatment interventions, community engagement and healthcare disparities.

More information about the fellowship is available at:


Programs Department, Research Manitoba |

Research Manitoba

Research Manitoba 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.