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Beginning in 2015, and annually thereafter, Ed Sweeney Memorial Research Grants will be awarded to individuals or groups who plan to prepare a publication or production that promises to contribute significantly to awareness of Manitoba's hockey history. The publication or production may be a book, an article, a film, a television program, a radio program, a theatrical production, an internet production, or a public exhibition. Researchers will be required to fill out an application form that can be found here; ( Grants).

The maximum amount that will be allocated for grants in any one year is $10,000.00, and the maximum amount that will be awarded to any one project is $5000.00.

The deadline for applications for 2017 grants is December 31, 2016. Applications will be judged by a selection committee whose recommendations must be ratified before announcements are made.

The recipients of the Sweeney Research Grants will be announced in May 2017.