Funding Opportunity for

U of M Graduate Students!

CD Howe Memorial Foundation Fellowships

in Creative Writing & Oral Culture

The CD Howe Foundation, with contributions from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, has established a fund at the University of Manitoba in support of the Centre for Creative Writing & Oral Culture.

Two Fellowships, valued at approximately $10,050.00* each, will be offered to graduate students who:

1)     are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in a Masters or Doctoral degree program;

2)     have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study; and

3)     are conducting thesis research in Creative Writing (producing an original work of literature) or on the critical study of oral cultures.

Students with lived experience of indigenous and other oral cultures are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates are required to submit an application consisting of a description of their proposed or ongoing research (maximum 500 words), a current academic transcript(s), and two academic letters of reference from professors at a post-secondary institution.  Candidates will be assessed as follows: record of academic achievement (30%), plan of research (40%), and letters of reference (30%).

The award is not automatically renewable but previous recipients may apply. Recipients may hold the C. D. Howe Memorial Foundation Fellowships in Creative Writing and Oral Culture concurrently with other awards, consistent with the policies of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Application should be made to the Centre for Creative Writing & Oral Culture, 391 University College, marked Attention: Dr. Warren Cariou.

*Amount shown is based upon the 2014-2015 academic year and is subject to change.