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 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

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

Please direct all inquiries about the process to