Award Details


Award Information
Name:
Manitoba Association of Plant Biologists Graduate Student Awards (Bursary)
Description:
The Manitoba Association of Plant Biologists has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba to support graduate students in plant biology. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. From time to time (allowing the interest from the fund to accumulate to a level sufficient to support an award, as decided by the selection committee), the available annual income shall be used to provide fellowships and bursaries whose frequency, number and value, will be determined by the selection committee.
Fellowships shall be offered to students who:

(1) are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba, in an M.Sc. or Ph.D. program, with a thesis topic in any aspect of plant biology;

(2) have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 over the last two regular academic sessions;

(3) show great potential for research, as judged by the selection committee.

Applicants for the fellowships will be required to submit an application on or before the designated deadline date. The application will include a curriculum vitae, a summary of proposed research including objectives, significance and methods, and one letter of reference in support of the application (the letter is to be from an academic in the area of plant biology).

This fund shall also provide bursaries which shall be offered to students who:

(1) are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba, in an M.Sc. or Ph.D. program, with a thesis topic in any aspect of plant biology;

(2) have achieved good academic standing (minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 over the last two regular academic sessions);

(3) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Recipients may apply for either of these awards in subsequent years (there is no restriction on how many times one can hold these awards). If no suitable candidates are identified in a given year, the available annual income from the fund may be used to support other student projects or may be invested with the capital of the fund.

The selection committee shall be named by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or delegate) and will include the Heads of the Departments of Biological Sciences and of Plant Science (or their delegates) and members of the Manitoba Association of Plant Biologists Awards Committee. More than 50 percent of the members of this committee shall be University of Manitoba staff.

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For more information on bursary applications and how to apply please refer to:
http://umanitoba.ca/student/fin_awards/

U of M General Bursary Deadline: October 1, 2015

NB: This award requires a second application, in addition to the U of M General Bursary Application.

IMPORTANT: This award is administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Department of Biology. Please see the Financial Aid and Awards Website for further info.
Entrance:
No
Award Type:
Bursary
Application Required:
Yes
Close Date:
2018-07-26
Supporting Files:

None


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