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Application Form for Operating Grant Funding

Important Notice Regarding MMSF Application for Funds

Effective January 1, 2017, all applications for funds submitted to the MMSF must be completed on the MMSF Application for Funds #1.17 form. Previous versions of the MMSF Application for Funds will not be accepted.

Any application for funds submitted to the Foundation, other than those completed on Application for Funds #1.17 form, will be disqualified and are not eligible for entrance into the current competition for funds.

Please Note: Institutional Costs are not eligible expenses for MMSF Grants and Awards funding.

Our Process

The Foundation's unique review system of requiring applicants to present their projects in person to a panel of board members has special merit. Applicants are given the opportunity to demonstrate the command of their subject by verbal and visual presentation, to clear up misconceptions, to agree to required adjustments or augmentations and to gain assurance that their project has been well understood.


What is mentoring?

Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (the mentoree) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth. Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger, but have a certain area of expertise. It is a learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who wants to learn.

Does mentoring happen naturally?

Informal mentoring occurs all the time and is a powerful experience. The problem is that informal mentoring is often accessible only to a few and its benefits are limited only to those few who participate. Formal or structured mentoring takes mentoring to the next level and expands its usefulness and learning value beyond that of a single mentor-mentoree pairing. A new and upcoming trend is having multiple mentors. This can be helpful because we can all learn from each other. Having more than one mentor will widen the knowledge of the person being mentored. Different mentors may have different strengths.

What are the benefits of mentoring?

Mentoring benefits research programs, application submissions and development of career/research goals for the mentoree. By enlisting mentors, applicants can speed quickly over the bumps and cut through unnecessary work. Mentors can assist in explaining the 'ins and outs' of projects, day to day tasks, and eliminate unnecessary roadblocks. Mentors can help to streamline processes and to get things done more quickly, efficiently and effectively.

The MMSF strongly encourages mentorship in the belief that it will improve the quality of your application and it will help to create a positive relationship for new investigators. Applicants who have not taken the time to have their application thoroughly reviewed by a mentor(s) or colleague(s) shall be less favorably considered during our funding review process. Please note that as of January 1, 2015, having your MMSF Application for Funds reviewed by a mentor or colleague prior to submission, is mandatory. Please allow adequate time for the mentor to participate in the MMSF application process.

On page 12 of your application form, list your mentor(s) or colleague(s).


The deadline for submissions is August 15th1 for funding in the subsequent year. No application will be considered after the annual allocation of funds until the following year's competition.

Ideally applications will not exceed 40 pages of text, single spaced, in total, on regular 8 ½" x 11" paper. All sections of the application form must be completed. If a section does not apply please state "Not Applicable" in the particular section. All questions may be directed to the MMSF Administrative Assistant. All applications must be completed on the MMSF application form #1.17. Applications that do not conform to these instructions will not be accepted.

Once completed, please submit seven (7) hard copies (the original application form plus six (6) copies) and one electronic copy (must be original word document form, PDF’s will not be accepted as electronic copy), of the completed application form to our Administrative Assistant 2.

1 When August 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline for submissions extends to the next business day.

2 The application will not be considered eligible for entry into the current competition unless the original hard copy, 6 duplicate hard copies and an electronic word document copy are on file at the MMSF by 3:30 PM on the competition closing date. The file name of the electronic copy submitted must be the principal applicant name as entered on the original hard copy of the application.

Note: This application form has been designed to be compatible with the use of computers, laser printers, etc. Download this form to your computer, fill it in and then print and submit your copies to the indicated address.

Final Reporting

A final written report must be submitted no later than six (6) months following the completion of the granting/award term. Final reports are required from all awardees of operating grants and salary awards.

Download, complete and submit the MMSF Final Report Form #1.15 to complete your obligations for your research operating grant or salary award received from the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation. This will be useful information to track and improve the process of the MMSF grants and salary awards, and to determine the impact of MMSF awards.

All areas of the form must be completed. Once you have submitted your final report you will be notified by letter that your final report form has been received.

Submit the completed Final Report Form by email or post to our Administrative Assistant

If you have any questions regarding the MMSF Final Report Form please contact our Administrative Assistant.

Thank you for your feedback.

NOTE: Yearly progress reports are required for multiple year salary awards. The MMSF Final Report Form #1.15 is to be used for annual progress reports. Please indicate in the "Reporting/Submission Date" section that it is an annual progress report then complete all sections of the report with results and status to date.

Application Form

Effective January 1, 2017, all applications for funds must be completed on the MMSF Application for Funds #1.17 form.

Download application form (Application for Funds #1.17) Download application form FAQs

Note: The official MMSF website is the only website where these applications are hosted. As such, it is recommended that applicants not use an MMSF application that may be published on any website other than this one.

MMSF Final Report Form

All MMSF operating grant and salary award recipients must submit a final report which is due within six months after the completion of the operating grant term. All final reports must be submitted using the approved MMSF Final Report Form #1.15.

Download final report form (MMSF Final Report Form #1.15)