Health Research Mid-Career Operating Grants

In the 2017 Provincial Budget, Research Manitoba received a $2 million cut to its budget, which is now $15 million annually. 

While Research Manitoba traditionally launches our Trainee, New Investigator, and Mid-Career Investigator Health Competitions December 1stthe launch of the 2018-2019 competition has been postponed. Please be aware that with our recent budget cut and current strategic planning process, there could be significant changes for, and possible cancellations of, existing programs. We are currently working through this process and we will share more information in the last week of April, 2018. 

We understand that this may bring about substantial changes and we greatly appreciate your patience as we work through this.


Health Research Mid-Career Operating Grants are designed to help defray the normal operating costs of carrying out a specific research proposal. This grant will provide funding for a maximum of TWO YEARS, for a maximum grant amount of $75,000/yr.

These funds are intended to help mid-career investigators with established research programs within the province, develop and/or re-establish key components of their research programs that will increase their success in obtaining funding from national and other external agencies.

Applicants who hold operating funds of $50,000.00 or more as Primary Investigator (PI) at the time of application to Research Manitoba WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING.

The $50,000 cut-off applies to:

(a) money that the applicant has available to them at the time of the submission deadline (March 1, 2017), and

(b) money that the applicant knows is committed to them for the upcoming fiscal year (April 1-March 31, 2018).

Applicants must meet both criteria (i.e., both must be less than $50,000.00), in order to apply for a 2017 Research Manitoba Mid-Career Operating Grant.

All applicants MUST fill out the following FUNDING CHECKLIST and attach it to the pdf BUDGET JUSTIFICATION document within their application.

Word Version

All current eligibility requirements and other information to assist in the application process can be found in the Guidelines section of the Program Guide (link below).

What information do I need to apply?