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.

Governor General's Gold Medal

EligibilityPurpose: To recognize the outstanding academic performance of a graduate student. To be awarded based on the recognition of outstanding academic performance in the graduate program. Information which will be considered by the selection committee includes the thesis, coursework, publications and presentations deriving from their research field, and awards received. The report of the external examiner is particularly important.

Open to all students who will be convocating in a Master's or a PhD at Spring Convocation or who graduated the previous Fall at the University of Saskatchewan.
ApplyAll graduate programs are invited to nominate the most outstanding student in their program. Complete nomination packages for this award must include:
  1. A letter from the Department Head giving a detailed rationale for the nomination
  2. The nominee's curriculum vitae
  3. Official transcripts (only for graduate work conducted outside the U of S)
  4. A brief statement (no more than 500 words) from the nominee on the significance of his/her research and related achievements during the graduate program.

Please submit your nomination to the Director of Graduate Awards and Scholarships in the College of Graduate Studies and Research.

College of Graduate Studies and Research
Attn: Director, Awards & Scholarships
Rm C180 Admin Bldg
105 Administration Pl,
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A2
Phone: 306-966-5760
Email: Email:
DeadlineMarch 28, 2022

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.