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.

University of Saskatchewan Dean's Scholarship

ValueMaster's - $18,000 for two years
PhD - $22,000, plus tuition, for three years
Number offeredVaries
EligibilityThe intent of the Dean's Scholarship is to attract and recruit high-calibre students to the University of Saskatchewan. These are entrance awards only and are available to students are registering for the first time in a thesis or dissertation-based graduate program in January, May or September of 2022 at the University of Saskatchewan.

To be eligible to be nominated for a Dean’s Scholarship, the student
  • must have an entrance GPA of at least 85.0%;
  • must show proof of research productivity (at least 1 publication or 1 presentation);
  • must have applied for a Master's thesis or Doctoral graduate program at the University of Saskatchewan
  • must be starting their graduate program in either January 2022, May 2022, or September 2022

We have changed the nomination process for the Dean’s scholarship. There are now two parts to the package.

Prospective student nominees log into Survey Monkey using their NSID and complete the information requested under Dean’s Scholarship Nomination Package Round 2 – Student Information. Here, students will enter their contact information and their Presentation/Publication records. Please note that any information connected with the applicant's presentations and publications must be in either of the official Canadian languages - English or French. Information in any other language will not be considered.

As well, they must download and sign a Student Declaration Form confirming that they have not knowingly published through predatory open-access publishing methods. This form must then be sent to their supervisor or Graduate Chair, along with a copy of their Publication/Presentation record, for signature and inclusion with the unit’s portion of the nomination package.

The nominating unit will complete the College/School/Unit Nomination for Dean’s Scholarship form and upload it to by the deadline date, along with the following supporting documents.

  • Photocopies of official transcripts from all institutions the student has attended. The transcripts must be complete and legible.
  • A grade conversion sheet showing the grades used to calculate the competition GPA. We need the GPA for only the current degree program the student is enrolled in or the latest degree completed, if the student is not currently registered in a graduate program.
  • The Student Declaration form, signed by both the student and supervisor/Graduate Chair.
  • Please note that we do not require the list of publications/presentations that the student sent to their unit, as applicant's will provide this information through their portion of the application package.

All sections of the form must be completed, and it must be signed by either the unit’s Graduate Chair or Department Head (or equivalent). If any portion of the last year of funding is coming from the supervisor, we require the supervisor’s signature as well.

All information must be completed and submitted by the prospective student and nominating unit by the deadline date.

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DeadlineRound 1 - Monday, November 29, 2021 at 4:30 pm CST; Round 2 - Monday, January 31, 2022 at 4:30 pm CST

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.