Graduate Studies Program

The University of Winnipeg offers two graduate fellowships in the history of Mennonite society and culture. These fellowships correspond with the commitment of the Chair in Mennonite Studies to promote graduate studies in Mennonite History at a public institution in a spirit of openness and excellence.

About the Fellowships

Eligibility Criteria

Both awards are granted to promising applicants enrolled at the Master’s level in The University of Winnipeg’s Joint Master’s Program in History or in The University of Manitoba’s Doctoral Program in History. Successful applicants will write a thesis or dissertation on any aspect of North American Mennonite History and will be supervised by the Chair in Mennonite Studies or designate at The University of Winnipeg.

All selections will be made by a committee of university professors who will evaluate the merit of the proposal and its potential to broaden the knowledge of the Mennonite experience in Canada and around the world. The committee will also evaluate the candidate’s research background in related areas, the likelihood that the project can be completed within the proposed budget and the candidate’s willingness to share results with the community in public lectures and in other forms.

The D.F. Plett awards are renewable for one year, but may not be held in conjunction with any other award.

The Paul Toews award is a one-time award, but it may be held in conjunction with other awards such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) award.

Applicants should apply for these Fellowships for the academic year upon application to The University of Winnipeg Joint Master’s Program or the University of Manitoba Doctoral Program in History.

To apply to the Joint Master’s Program at the University of Winnipeg see:’s-program.html.
To apply to the Doctoral Program at the University of Manitoba see:

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Ben Nobbs-Thiessen
Chair in Mennonite Studies
University of Winnipeg

Phone. 204.786.9391