Graduate awards

The Graduate Awards Database lists all award opportunities the CGPS oversees. In addition, departments, colleges, and donors from outside the university offer awards throughout the year. Use the form below to find specific awards.

Each entry provides information about the funding opportunity - eligibility criteria, the application deadline and instructions for how to apply. Search by keywords (e.g., Indigenous, SSHRC etc.) to find opportunities. Most awards are open to both international and domestic students.

In addition to these awards, the University supports graduate students through teaching, research, and service fellowships and assistanceships. For these, contact your graduate chair or graduate administrator for details.

Robert P. Knowles Scholarship

ValueMaster's - $25,000/year plus tuition (2.5 yrs.)
PhD - $30,000/year plus tuition (4 yrs.)
$5,000 travel allowance, which may be used over the life of the award.
Number offeredVaries
EligibilityOpen to students entering or continuing full-time graduate studies in a M.Sc. or Ph.D. program engaged in research to develop or apply methods to create, identify or select superior forage, cereal, oilseed, or pulse crops for commercial agriculture.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens and have resided in Canada for a minimum of five years.
Applicants must also have graduated with an undergraduate degree from a Canadian university and obtained a high academic standing (80% minimum cumulative GPA). In addition, students who have completed all their undergraduate studies at the University of Saskatchewan have the option (and only these students) of pursuing postgraduate work at any approved university in Canada or the United States.

Preference will be given to students whose research proposal includes outdoor field research activity.

Please note that Master’s students shall not receive funding beyond the 36th month of the start of their program of studies; direct-entry PhD students and transfer PhD students shall not receive funding beyond the 60th month of the start of their program of studies (the start of the program of studies for transfer PhD students shall be when they are first registered in their 994 course).
DonorDr. Robert P. Knowles, a world renowned forage crop breeder, had a 50-year distinguished career with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. As a result of his generous legacy, the University of Saskatchewan is able to award this scholarship (PhD or M.Sc.) through the Robert P. Knowles Scholarship Fund.
Apply

Complete the online application at https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/Robert_Knowles_Scholarship.

  • A cover letter detailing the progress or prospective progress of your graduate program
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Outline (no more than 500 words) of the proposed research program and starting date
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended other than the University of Saskatchewan.

Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the student's academic work can be sent in confidence to gradstudies.awards@usask.ca. Please ensure the referee includes the name of the scholarship and the student's name in the first paragraph of the letter.

Questions can be directed to gradstudies.awards@usask.ca, subject line: Robert Knowles scholarship application question.

DeadlineFebruary 28, 2022 at 4:30pm CST
Share    

Other awards websites

The above search form only contains awards available to graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan. See below if you are looking for undergraduate awards or those offered by external agencies.