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.

Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship

Value$10,500 (subject to change)
Number offered4 (subject to change)
EligibilityThe Mackenzie King Scholarships were established as an independent trust under the will of the late Rt. Hon. William Mackenzie King (1874-1950).

Two classes of Mackenzie King Scholarship are available to graduates of Canadian universities: the Open Scholarship and the Travelling Scholarship. Both are to support graduate study.
You may apply for both The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship and the Mackenzie King Traveling Scholarship with a single application if the eligibility criteria are met for both.

The Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) postgraduate study (master's or doctoral) in the United States or the United Kingdom, of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics). Applicants should be persons of outstanding worth and promise. The awards will be based on high academic achievements (all A's or very nearly so), personal qualities, and demonstrated aptitudes. Consideration will also be given to the applicant's proposed program of post-graduate study.
ApplyCandidates are required to submit their applications by the deadline directly to the Canadian university from which they have received (or will receive) their most recent degree (designated their "home" university). Supporting documentation is also to be sent to the same location.
Any applications sent to the UBC office will be forwarded to the home university and as a consequence may miss the deadline.

Nominations for the Travelling Scholarship are restricted to postgraduate study in the United States and the United Kingdom of international relations or industrial relations. Where there is doubt as to whether the program of study meets the criteria, the nomination should be submitted and the Board of Scholarship Trustees will make the final determination of eligibility.

Apply online. Please include the following:
  • The completed and signed application form (including attached sheets A and B as described on that form).
  • Three letters of reference from persons who have an intimate knowledge of your record and ability and are able to give a critical evaluation of your plans for graduate study. At least two of these testimonials must be from persons under whom you have taken your major work at university, or from senior colleagues with whom you have been associated in academic teaching or research.
  • Official transcripts of marks and other academic records from each university you have attended. If a transcript is not available, you may substitute a certified statement by the Registrar or the Faculty concerned.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Graduate Awards & Scholarships
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building
110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5C9
DeadlineFebruary 1, 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.