Dear Awards Contacts:
Please note the following news/updates pertaining to FGS Awards:
1. UMGF Renewal
- The minimum GPA required to renew UMGFs has been revised from a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 to degree GPA effective immediately. This revision was approved by the FGS Executive Awards committee and the information has been updated on the UMGF Award Holder's Guide.
2. GETS (Graduate Enhancement Tri-Council Stipend)
a. The contact for this particular funding initiative has changed. Please forward any GETS inquiry to Rowena Krentz, Awards Officer at Rowena.Krentz(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:Rowena.Krentz@umanitoba.ca> or 204-474-9836
b. We recently changed the software for the GETS on-line application. This may result in an error message for applicants. Applicants who receive this error message must either clear their browser history or cache, or refresh the page. Alternatively, they may also refer to this link https://universityofmanitoba.formstack.com/forms/gets
3. The value of the IGSES and IGSS is increasing due to the Board of Governor's approved increase in the international student differential fee effective Fall 2015 term. The exact value will be confirmed upon it's availability from the Registrar's Office, however, these awards will increase to approximately $2,500 per term starting in the Fall 2015 term.
4. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships competition is now open. Kindly distribute this information to eligible students. Additional information is available on our database: http://webapps.cc.umanitoba.ca/gradawards/index.asp?WCI=SearchForm&WCE=brow… For your convenience, below is a brief overview of the award:
Award: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR)
Value: $50,000/ year up to 3 years
Citizenship: unrestricted (Canadian and International students eligible)
Application: Online via Research Net
There are two deadlines to note for this award
September 21, 2015 - Submit official transcripts to FGS Awards Officer (500 University Centre)
September 28, 2015 - Complete online application via Research Net
Please advise students that they may apply directly online (Research Net) without contacting our office for nomination. The nomination process will be conducted after all applications are received and the awards selection committee evaluates and selects the applicants to be nominated to Ottawa.
Please distribute this information to other staff and faculty members who may find this information of interest.
Rowena Krentz | Awards Officer | Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of Manitoba | Rm 500 University Centre
Winnipeg, MB Canada | R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-9836 | Fax: (204) 474-7553
Effective September 1, 2013, the university will only use your UofM email account for all communications, including messages from your professors, department, advisors and administrative offices.