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Archives & Special Collections offers several research grants to assist users in conducting research in the Archives.  Archives has also established several endowment funds, several of which can aid researchers financially in conducting research.

Research Grants


Potential donors may realize substantial tax savings by creating endowment funds. Such endowments can be used to ensure continued acquisitions of books and manuscripts in the area of the donor's interest, to establish on-going lecture series, to facilitate further use of the collections by researchers and for other valuable purposes.

Collections currently endowed within Archives & Special Collections are as follows:

  • Archives & Special Collections Endowment Fund
    • This fund, begun in 2008 with a generous donation from Professor George Knysh, is a general purpose fund to be used for the enhancement of delivery and preservation of archival and rare book material held by Archives & Special Collections. An endowed fund, the annual accrued interest may be used to: acquire capital equipment or improve the physical infrastructure of the archives and its various facilities; to hire Masters of Archival Studies or other students or staff to complete special projects; and/or to provide funds for any aspect of the enhancement of delivery and preservation of archival and rare book material. 

      Your donation to the Archives & Special Collections Endowment Fund will help the fund continue to grow each year so that Archives & Special Collections can continue to strengthen its outstanding collections in every way.

      For more information, or to make a donation to the Archives & Special Collections Endowment Fund, please call the Library Development Officer at: (204) 474-7424 or via email at:

  • The Frank Allen Family Reseach Fund
    • To support the acquisition of library materials in the fields of physics, architecture, home economics, art and design, and Winnipeg history


  • The Estey Family Endowment Fund
    • For the support of the Ralph H. Estey collection and for acquisition of books and materials pertaining to agricultural history, especially plant pathology, food science, biology and botany.


  • The FPG (Frederick Philip Grove/Felix Paul Greve) Research Endowment Fund
    • To support, expand, and promote the Archives' FPG source and research collections which include F.P. Grove's papers, photograph collection, the F.P. Grove Library, nearly all of F.P. Greve's German translations, and the autobiography of dadaist Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven; the research documents of Douglas O. Spettigue, Margaret Stobie, and Gaby Divay; and numerous related materials in various formats (theses, video and audio tapes, microforms).


  • The Dr. T. Glendenning Hamilton Research Fund
    • To provide a limited number of travel grants every year to assist those researchers wanting to use the Hamilton Collection on parapsychology and psychic phenomena and other collections housed in the Archives.


  • The Psychical Research Archives Endowment Fund
    • To support the acquisition, preservation and use of archival materials relating to psychical research and in future, when possible, to support underfunded areas of work within the field of psychical research


  • The J.B. Rudnyckyj Research Fund
    • For the acquisition of Slavic books, periodicals, selected archival materials, Ukrainian and Western Canadian documents and other related materials. In 1994, the annual J.B. Rudnyckyj Distinguished Lecture Series was established and is jointly organized by Archives & Special Collections and the Department of German & Slavic Studies. Video recordings of these popular guest lectures can be requested from the Archives and transcripts are available online.


  • The Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson Archival Fund
    • For projects enhancing the Paul H.T. Thorlakson fonds or other collections within the Archives, and also for research use.