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Daryl F. Kraft Graduate Fellowship
Friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. Daryl F. Kraft have established the Daryl F. Kraft Memorial Endowment Fund at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. Dr. Kraft, former Head of the Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, was noted for his ability to explain complex agricultural issues in a straightforward and objective way to students, the agricultural industry, and the general public. The fund will be used to support a number of initiatives that encourage clear and objective discussion of agricultural issues in Canada including, in addition to this Fellowship, the Daryl F. Kraft Undergraduate Student Paper Prize in Agricultural Policy (Award # 25360) with 5% of the available annual interest, and the Daryl F. Kraft Lecture Series on Agricultural Policy with 25% of the available annual interest.

Seventy percent of the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one Fellowship, to an outstanding graduate student who:

(1) is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in the M.Sc. degree program in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics;

(2) has obtained a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study;

(3) submits an application which consists of a one-page (maximum 500 words) description of their research interest;

(4) submits a letter of support from their graduate supervisor or proposed graduate supervisor.

Preference will be given to Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, and to graduates of Canadian universities. The Fellowship is not automatically renewable but previous recipients may reapply. If the selection committee deems there to be two students of equal merit for this Fellowship, and if the funds are available from the unspent revenue allocation, a second award of equal value can be offered.

Recipients may hold the Daryl F. Kraft Fellowship concurrently with any other awards, consistent with policies in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences to convene the selection committee for this award.

The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modifications shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intent of the donor in establishing the award.

Established: Senate, November 5, 2008
Revised: Senate, December 7, 2016


2015-2016 Applicants: DEADLINE is May 20 @ 4pm. Please hand all application materials in to Regan Sarmatiuk in Room 248 Agriculture.

Please fill out and submit the Daryl F. Kraft Graduate Fellowship application form.

Please download it from "Supporting Files" below.
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