Thursday, November 30, 2023 – Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Research Manitoba’s 2024 New Investigator Operating Grant Awards are officially open for applications.

The New Investigator Operating Grant program is a peer-reviewed competition designed to help launch the careers of outstanding researchers entering their first academic appointment phase. These grants support Manitoba’s early-career researchers to achieve the research productivity and track record necessary for obtaining longer-term, more sustainable funding.

The competition has three funding categories: Health (Basic Biomedical and Social Population Health), Natural Sciences and Engineering, and Social Sciences and Humanities. This is a two-year award and the value of the awards are: 

  • $65,000 per year for Health projects,
  • $25,000 per year for Natural Science and Engineering projects, 
  • $20,000 per year for Social Science and Humanities projects.

Applicants can find information about the eligibility criteria and application requirements in our New Investigator Operating Grant Program Guide

Applications will remain open until March 1, 2024, at 4pm CST.
Submit your transcripts and referee letters by March 15, 2024, at 4pm CST.

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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.