Health Research New Investigator 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 New Investigator 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 THREE YEARS, for a maximum grant amount of $75,000/yr.

These competitive awards are intended to support the independent health research programs of new faculty who have typically recently completed their postdoctoral training.

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

What information do I need to apply?