Scholarships, Fellowships, and Research Funding
The Department of History offers competitive funding packages for Master’s and Doctoral students. All eligible MA students usually receive approximately $20,000 per year for 2 years and all eligible PhD students usually receive approximately $24,000 of funding for 4 years.
SSHRC Graduate Scholarships
All eligible students who receive full funding packages from the Department or University are required to apply for Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council scholarships. If applying for the MA SSHRC scholarship, students must submit applications on-line directly to SSHRC by December 1. If applying for the PhD SSHRC scholarship, students must submit their applications and supporting documents to the History Department in late October (check with the Department for specific deadline). Students enrolled outside the U of S should apply to SSHRC through their home institutions. Students not currently enrolled at a university should apply directly to SSHRC in Ottawa.
SSHRC applications and information about applying can be found at www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.
The Department of History nominates exceptional applicants for Dean's scholarships, awarded by the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, in two competitions: one in early December and one in early February. These scholarships, which are awarded to students who have outstanding academic records and show research promise, are valued at $22,000 for PhD students and $18,000 for Master’s students. Canadian and International students are eligible. For additional details see: http://grad.usask.ca/funding/scholarships.php
Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Fellowships
These fellowships are awarded by the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to eligible Ph.D. students within the first 5 years of their programs. Preference is given to students who have completed their course work and comprehensive examinations. Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Fellows receive $20,000 for one year, during which they receive training in university teaching and deliver an undergraduate course under the guidance of a faculty mentor. For more information and application procedures, click here.
Departmental Graduate Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement to support graduate students who show excellent promise as researchers and teachers. Eligible Master’s students receive approximately $20,000 per year and eligible PhD students receive $24,000 per year. Scholarship holders are required to provide up to 12 hours of service to the History Department.
Renewal of these scholarships is based on satisfactory academic performance, service to the Department, and maintenance of full-time status.
Departmental Teaching Assistantships
Under the supervision of a faculty instructor, teaching assistants are responsible for conducting undergraduate seminars and grading essays over the regular academic session from September to April at an hourly wage. See current pay rates here
Folklore Graduate Fellowship in History
The recipient of this fellowship receives a stipend of approximately $15,000 per year for 2 years and works 10 hours per week as the editor of Folklore Magazine.
Indigenous Graduate Scholarships
The Department of History nominates eligible new and current graduate students for this award. Successful Master’s students receive $18,000 per year for 2 years while doctoral students receive $22,000 per year for 4 years. An additional $7,000 is available as a bursary for students with financial need.
Graduate Instructor Award
Value: $250 each
Description: The Graduate Instructor Award serves as a merit based award for Masters and PhD students who taught a 3-cu class. The instructional committee will meet annually in May to determine a winner based on teaching done during the preceding academic year. The award will be determined based on SEEQ evaluations, teaching materials provided by nominated instructors, and letters of support from faculty and students.
Eligibility: Open to Masters and PhD students who have taught a 3-cu class in the past year.
Apply: No application necessary
Outstanding Seminar Leader Award
Value: $250 each
Description: The Outstanding Seminar Leader Award serves as a merit based award for Masters and PhD students who led a seminar section during the previous year. The instructional committee will meet annually in May to determine a winner based on teaching done during the preceding academic year.
Eligibility: Open to Masters and PhD students who led a seminar discussion during the previous year.
Apply: No application necessary
Department of History Student Research/Travel FundsValue: varies
Description: The History Student Research/Travel Funds are a combination of the Department’s support and four memorial awards; the Terrance L. Cameron Awards, the Hallett Research Awards, the Messer Canadian History Fund, and the Arthur Silver Morton Memorial Travel Scholarships.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include History MA and PhD students, as well as 4th year undergraduates from the following departments: Department of History, Department of Political Studies, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Department of Indigenous Studies.
Apply: February 1. Please download and complete the History Research/Travel Awards Application. Submit completed applications, including a one-page itemized budget, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U of S travel policy may be viewed here: https://covid19.usask.ca/info/travellers.php#USaskTravelPolicy
Elizabeth and Cecil Kent Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Kent Postdoc competition is open to early career scholars working in the field of British History and/or the history of the British world. The fellowship is tenable for two years and includes an annual research allowance. The competition normally takes place every two years, with applications submitted to the Department in February; the fellowship begins the following September. Recent fellowship winners Kristine Alexander (2012) and Matthew Dziennik (2014) have gone on to tenure-stream positions at universities in Canada and the USA. Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a PhD in history by August 31 of the award year, and must be willing to reside in Saskatoon during the fellowship.
Information on University and Tri-Agency Scholarships and awards can be found: https://grad.usask.ca/funding/scholarships.php#University
Other awards can be found at the Graduate Awards database: http://grad.usask.ca/awards/