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William Wilson Muir Graduate Fellowship
With an initial gift of $25,000 in 1997, Jean Elizabeth established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba to honour her late husband, William Wilson Muir of Roland, Manitoba. The purpose of this fund is to support graduate students working in a research-based graduate program focusing on agronomy in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Each year, beginning in 2017-2018, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one fellowship to a graduate student who:
(1) is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree program delivered by a department in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences;
(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 to two 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 William Wilson Muir Graduate 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.
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