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.

University of Saskatchewan Graduate Teaching Fellowships

ValueApproximately $12,000 for the September to April session, $4,000 for May to August session, if eligible
Number offeredVaries
EligibilityGraduate Teaching Fellowships (GTF) are available in most University of Saskatchewan departments. They are available to fully-qualified, full-time students who meet the academic requirements of the award. GTF holders are employed according to the rules in Article 13 and Article 14 of the PSAC/ University of Saskatchewan Collective Agreement. Earnings and Scholarship are paid during the September to April session. Continuing students who meet eligibility requirements will receive the Summer Scholarship Supplement of $4,000 during the May to August session.

GTF holders are required, as a condition of the award, to provide up to 12 hours/week of work during the September to April period. Calculation of the 12 hours includes all work necessary to provide the required duties of the employment. The employment must be such that it is immediately associated with the delivery of instruction in the academic unit, and it must contribute to students’ academic and/or professional training.

GTF holders must be full-time students in good standing making satisfactory progress in their program; for entering students, their GPA will be calculated on the last two complete years of coursework or equivalent and be at least 80%. The GPA for courses done during the period in which the GTF is held must be at least 75%. For students continuing in the program, the GPA will be based on courses taken while in the graduate program.

GTF holders cannot exceed the following time in program while holding the GTF and must have eligibility for the September to August duration of the award:
  • PhD & PhD transfer - 60 months in program
  • Master’s with thesis - 48 months in program
  • Master’s without thesis - 36 months in program
GTF holders are not normally allowed to work for remuneration beyond the work done for the GTF.
ApplyGTF awards are allocated by departments and colleges in which graduate programs are offered. New and continuing students should inform the Graduate Chair of the unit, in writing, as early as possible of their interest in being considered for a GTF, providing full information and documentation on their abilities for the GTF.

Graduate Awards & Scholarships
E-mail: gradstudies.awards@usask.ca
DeadlineJune 30 2018
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