External Awards

PGME Awards Announcement: Dr. Diane Biehl Research Award in Postgraduate Medical Ed. – Applications are due by Friday, December 9, 2022

About the award:  The Dr. Diane Biehl Research Award was established to provide scholarship support for education, research, or travel for students in Postgraduate Medical Education Programs. 

Eligibility:  Students must be enrolled in a PGME Program at the University of Manitoba; are Residents in a RCPSC PGME Training Program or have graduated from such a Program within the past 12 months; are pursuing further education and/or research that has been approved by the Department or travelling to a conference, seminar or other approved event that is associated with their Program; submit proposals outlining the objectives to be achieved and how training will be enhanced by education, research or travel.

Candidates must: submit their proposal and a letter of reference from their mentor to the Associate Dean (Postgraduate Medical Education).

Download Application Form  – (Open in Acrobat to complete form)

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The selection committee will be named by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (or designate) in consultation with the Associate Dean (Postgraduate Medical Education).

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact: awardspgme@umanitoba.ca.

PGME Awards Announcement: Pawas and Mradula Verma Fellowship for Transplant Research – Applications are due by Friday, December 9, 2022

The Pawas and Mradula Verma Foundation (PMVF) has established the Pawas and Mradula Verma Endowment Fund (PMVEF) for Transplant Research at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift of $100,000 in 2014. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a matching contribution to the fund. Beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year, ninety percent (90%) of the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one Pawas and Mradula Verma fellowship to a student who:

  1. has obtained an undergraduate medical degree;
  2. is enrolled full-time in either: (a) the Faculty of Graduate Studies in a graduate program delivered by the Max Rady College of Medicine; or (b) the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) program as a resident or fellow;
  3. has achieved: (a) as a graduate student, a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (based on the previous 60 credit hours of study); or (b) as a resident or fellow, good standing in the PGME program;
  4. is/will be conducting a research project in the area of kidney transplant research;
  5. has demonstrated outstanding interest or commitment to kidney transplant research.

To support criteria (4) and (5), candidates will be required to submit an application that includes the following information:

  1. a current transcript(s),
  2. a curriculum vitae,
  3. two academic letters of reference from professors or advisors at a post-secondary institution,
  4. a description of the proposed or ongoing research (maximum 500 words) and;
  5. a personal statement regarding the applicant’s interest in transplantation research and the role of this training in their projected career trajectory (maximum 500 words).

The Associate Dean of the Postgraduate Medical Education program (or designate) and the Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will jointly name the selection committee, which will include one member from each of the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Kidney Research Transplant Group at the University of Manitoba. Any recipient named to receive the Fellowship under (2) (a) will be reported through the Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Should you have any questions, please contact awardspgme@umanitoba.ca.