PhD Dissertation Awards


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

Research Manitoba is reviewing its organizational priorities and will align our programs with strategic goals identified through this strategic planning process.  This could mean significant change for, and possible cancellation of, existing programs.  Research Manitoba is currently analyzing feedback from a stakeholder survey, and anticipates having more information on 2018 programming available early in 2018.

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


The purpose of the PhD Dissertation program is to support graduate students in Social Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Engineering, or Health programs who often work on projects that are not directly related to their supervisor’s research program and, therefore, incur costs in conducting their dissertation research.

This program will support a limited number of PhD Dissertation Awards for up to $5,000.

Eligibility requirements, and further program information can be found in the Program Guide.
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