Graduate Awards

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.

CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award

Value$1,500 prize, Citation Certificate, up to $1,500 travel expenses
EligibilityThe CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field. They were established in 1994 and are presented annually. There are two awards: one for engineering, medical sciences and natural sciences; and one for fine arts, humanities and social sciences. The Awards are granted by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) and are sponsored by Proquest-UMI (University Microfilms International). They include a $1,500 prize, a Citation Certificate, and travel expenses of up to $1,500 to attend the 2018 CAGS Annual Conference (Ottawa, Ontario).
  • A dissertation in any discipline in engineering, medical sciences and natural sciences completed and accepted by the Graduate School between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
  • A dissertation in any discipline in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences completed and accepted by the Graduate School between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
  • In interdisciplinary domains or in fields that overlap the two broad areas in which the prizes are given, the Dean of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies must decide for which prize it is appropriate to submit the dissertation.
  • ApplyNomination package:
    • A letter from the student's supervisor or program director describing the reasons for the nomination, and why the dissertation constitutes a significant piece of original work.
    • A copy of the external examiner's pre-defence report. The examiner’s report must be dated and signed or otherwise authenticated by the Dean of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.
    • An up-to-date CV of the nominee
    • An abstract of the dissertation, not exceeding 350 words, written by the candidate in non-technical language (the candidate should be aware of his/her nomination for the award and be able to provide the abstract and their CV.
    • The name and contact information of the person to contact for questions relative to this nomination
    http://www.cags.ca

    If submitting the nomination package via e-mail, make sure that all documents are in PDF format.

    Graduate Awards & Scholarships
    Room 116 Thorvaldson Building
    110 Science Place
    Saskatoon, SK S7K 5C9
    E-mail: gradstudies.awards@usask.ca
    DeadlineMarch 5 2018
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