Conferences, Funding Opportunities, Competitions and More

Make the most of your time as a graduate student by getting your research out there.  Every year there are hundreds of conferences, funding opportunities, competitions and calls for papers available to you in Canada and abroad.  Conferences are an amazing way to network, share your research and learn about cutting-edge developments in your field. Plus, there are lots of funding opportunities that can help you attend, including our UMGSA Conference Grant. See below for current listings of conferences, funding opportunities, and more.

The UMGSA provides these listings as a service, but we have not vetted and do not endorse them.

To advertise a conference, funding opportunity or competition relevant to University of Manitoba graduate students here, contact the Governance & Communications Coordinator at assistant@umgsa.org.


IRCC National Essay Challenge

The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is launching the 2020 National Essay Challenge (NEC) to support emerging scholars across Canadian universities in policy-relevant research. The NEC is designed to generate evidence-based insights on IRCC policies. It encourages graduate students to learn more about immigration research and policy, and it raises awareness about the availability of data and supporting resources.

The NEC is open to all disciplines and welcomes empirical research papers related to IRCC’s mandate using qualitative or quantitative methodologies. Graduate students with selected essays will be invited to present their research to policy makers in Ottawa (with travel paid) and will receive $500 towards attendance at an academic conference of their choice.

For more information about the NEC, please see the attached poster or email IRCC.NEC-CNE.IRCC@cic.gc.ca to join the 2020 NEC GCcollab group.