The Dafoe Foundation was established by friends and admirers of John Wesley Dafoe, Editor of the Winnipeg Free Press from 1901 until his death in 1944. He was Canada's most distinguished journalist and editor with a special interest in Canada's place in the world. One Fellowship worth $17,000, renewable for one year and funded jointly by the Dafoe Foundation and the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships, is awarded annually.
The 2003 J.W. Dafoe Fellowship has been awarded to:
Elliott Brown, Political Studies