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$1.3 million to UM research from Research Manitoba

2021 Awards Competition Results

July 28, 2021 — 

UM researchers and students received $1.3 million in research funding in the 2021 Research Manitoba Grants and Awards competition. The awards are in the areas of health, social sciences and humanities and natural sciences and engineering. The 46 UM awardees include eight New Investigator Operating Grants, 29 Master’s Studentships, seven PhD Studentships and two Postdoctoral Fellowships.

“On behalf of the province of Manitoba, I wish to extend my congratulations to the award recipients as they begin their careers,” said Economic Development and Jobs Minister Jon Reyes. “The Manitoba government is pleased to support Research Manitoba to ensure our province continues to be a leader in conducting high-quality, innovative research that benefits people in Manitoba and beyond.”

Research Manitoba invested $993,905 and partners provided an additional $373,100 for the Trainee Awards. Partners include: CancerCare Manitoba, the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation at UM, Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Lung Association – Manitoba, UM Regenerative Medicine Program – WM Ross Scholarship.

“I’d like to congratulate all of the recipients on their world-class research projects and thank our partners, including the Province of Manitoba, for their commitment to innovation and research excellence.” said Karen Dunlop, CEO, Research Manitoba. “Supporting local talent, contributing to the economy, and creating a heathy future for Manitobans are just a few of the positive impacts of the research being funded through our programs and partnerships.”

The recipients of the 2021 Grants and Awards Competition are highly qualified new investigators and trainees in Manitoba. These awards enable recipients to prepare and train for their careers as independent researchers in industry or within the provincial research enterprise, establish independent research programs and achieve the skills necessary to compete on a national level.

“I congratulate all the awardees in this competition and thank our partners and the Province of Manitoba for this important support to the research ecosystem at UM,” said Dr. Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International) and Distinguished Professor at UM.

The complete list of recipients can be found on the Research Manitoba website.

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 at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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