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Program Information

Indigenous CREATE funds both NSE (Natural Science and Engineering) and SSH (Social Science and Humanities) students at all university levels. This program prioritizes support to Indigenous students as well as providing support to international students (who are Indigenous or non-Indigenous) wanting to work with Indigenous communities in the environmental sector. Please see below for a breakdown of funding support. If you fall into one of these categories, please complete our application form.

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Undergraduate Students Summer Research Internships
(NSE & SSH):

Undergraduate students will work with and be mentored by other students, their advisors, as well as Indigenous knowledge keepers and Elders.  

Indigenous Undergraduate Students  
Indigenous undergraduate students will receive a $8,000 stipend for their summer research project. 

International Undergraduate Students  
International undergraduate students interested in working with Indigenous communities will receive a $8,000 stipend for their summer research project. 

Master's Students
 (NSE & SSH):

Indigenous Master’s Students  
Indigenous Master’s students will receive $17,5000/year for 2 years

International Master’s Students  
International Master’s students will receive $8,750/year for 2 years

PhD Students
(NSE & SSH):  

Indigenous PhD Students  
Indigenous PhD students will receive $21,000/year for 3 years

International PhD Students (NSE Only)  
International NSE PhD students will receive $10,500/year for 3 years

Application Deadlines


February 16th


Fall: June 1st
Winter: October 1st
Summer: March 1st 


Stipends are available for undergraduate and graduate students whose supervisors are at one of the two participating universities (the University of Manitoba or Lakehead University). Students should speak with their supervisors before applying for the funding. 

Please note, that Indigenous CREATE is not a program that grants degrees. All applicants must be applying or already have been accepted into a graduate program at one of the participating universities (University of Manitoba, University College of the North and Lakehead University).

For information about how to apply, please visit the “Apply for Funding” page.