Manitoba Centres of Excellence Fund


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

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.


There are very limited funds still available for MCEF in 2017-18. Please contact Freyja Arnason at for further information on the availability of funds and the application process.

The Manitoba Centres of Excellence fund (MCEF) is Manitoba’s research and development support mechanism for those Manitoba based researchers who are participating in a successful Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) funded by the federal government. MCEF support is set at 20% of federal government funding support (NCE) targeted towards Manitoba researchers participating in national research networks. * Eligibility requirements, and further program information can be found in the Program Guide (link below).

What information do I need to apply?  
Click here to see the Program Guide