Background

Funded through USask's International Blueprint for Action, this competitive fellowship has a mandate of bringing international postdoctoral scholars to the University of Saskatchewan.

The Fellowship may allocate up to one award in the following Signature Areas of Research:

  1. Indigenous Peoples: Engagement and Scholarship
  2. One Health: Solutions at the Animal-Human-Environment Interface
  3. Agriculture: Food and Bioproducts for a Sustainable Future

Call for nominations

Opens for applications every fall.

  • Value and Duration: $50,000/year for two years
  • $25,000 provided by CGPS and at least $25,000, inclusive of all employment deductions, matched by the award recipient’s supervisor
  • Number of Awards: One fellowship awarded annually

Important dates

Application opens November 1, 2023
Application deadline February 9, 2024

How to apply

  • The applicant must have completed a PhD no earlier than three years prior to the start date of the proposed fellowship.
  • Cannot be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and cannot have been a resident of Saskatoon for twenty-four months prior to the date of the application.
  • The applicant’s PhD must have been earned outside of Canada.
  • Recipients of this fellowship may only receive it once.
  • Must have demonstrated strong achievement and early success in their chosen field of specialization.
  • Nominators must be eligible to supervise a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Nominators will be the main supervisor of the fellowship recipient.
  • Nominations, if successful, should be for work that will start on or around September 1, 2024.

Complete the application package by February 9, 2024, at 4:30 PM (CST). All information must be typed, and include the following:

  1. A scanned copy of your PhD degree. If you have not completed your PhD, provide a statement from your home institution with the expected date of degree conferral (include certified translation, if necessary).
  2. A copy of your passport's biographical page.
  3. Your CV
  4. Research Proposal (see Part 4 of the application package).
  5. Your supervisor's form and statement (See Part 5 of the application).

Arrange for two confidential letters of reference from individuals who are familiar with your academic work. The letters must be sent directly, by the referee, to postdoctoral.studies@usask.ca. Please ensure they discuss the points outlined in Part 3 of the application package.

Send the entire application package (except for the letters of reference) as a single PDF file to postdoctoral.studies@usask.ca.

Applicants will be informed of the competition results on, or before, April 1, 2024.

Please direct all inquiries about the process to postdoctoral.studies@usask.ca.