Members of the University academic, student or administrative community are eligible to apply for a Conference Fund Grant ranging in value from $250 and $5,000
Deadlines:January 1, May 1, and September 1
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8490/306-966-1923
The College of Graduate Studies and Research has several sources of funding available for graduate students. Please see the website for a complete list of awards.
Contact: Heather Lukey, Director of Graduate Awards and Scholarships, Finance Officer, Scholarship Liaison Officer for Tri-Agency, CGPS, 306-966-8697,

The OVPR Matching Fund program provides institutional matching support for large, collaborative, strategic opportunity grants. Matching funding is provided for selected initiatives which advance the research goals of the UofS/College/School and which have the potential to develop or support leadership at the university. All requests for OVPR matching funds are evaluated as received, subject to available funding in the program. Please review the program guidelines for further information.

Eligible grant programs include NSERC CREATE and Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks, SSHRC Partnership Grants, CIHR Foundation and Team grants, NCEs, and selected large-scale Genome and large-scale international grants.

Eligible expenses are primarily limited to graduate student support, except in certain instances where prior approval has been granted to cover other expenses. Matching funding cannot be used to buy out release time. 

Contact: Strategic Research Initiatives,

Formerly New Faculty Start-Up Funding, this program provides start-up funds to all newly tenured, tenure-track and continuing status faculty to help establish a research program at the University. Support includes a new computer and up to $25,000 over five years to match college support for new faculty. Existing faculty may apply for funding to help re-activate a research program.
Deadline: At time of appointment to the U of S 
Application and Guidelines
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations, 306-966-8490

Provides modest fund support to faculty who have previously applied to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant competition, or plan to apply in the near future.

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and have a full‐time academic position with the University of Saskatchewan. Only those requesting support for research that is eligible for funding by NSERC (see NSERC Eligibility Guidelines) may apply.

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Application Form    Guidelines

Contact: Mahfam Jan, Internal Review Specialist, Research Services and Ethics Office, 

 Reseach Funding Opportunities 

SSHRC Explore and Exchange grants provide support for small-scale research projects and knowledge exchange or mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities.

$7,000 over 24 months

• Supports small scale research projects within scope of SSHRC’s Insight program.
• Fosters research-based knowledge creation in the social sciences and humanities.
• Helps position recipients for success at the national level.
• Researchers can hold only one SSHRC Explore grant at a time.

 SSHRC Explore Guidelines 

SSHRC Explore Application Form 


$5,000 over 24 months

• Supports knowledge exchange or mobilization activities within scope of SSHRC’s Connection or Knowledge Synthesis programs
• Supports the flow and exchange of social science and humanities knowledge
• Priority is given to activities involving Indigenous communities
• Researchers can hold both Explore and Exchange grants

SSHRC Exchange Guidelines

SSHRC Exchange Application Form 

 A call for applications is circulated through our SSHRC listserv.  

Contact: Manisha Jalla, Internal Review Specialist, Research Services and Ethics Office, 

The CIHR Project Grant Bridge Funding Program supports USask faculty, who received a high score in the Project Grant competition but were not funded, in re-applying for CIHR funding. To be eligible for this bridge funding program, applicants must have gone through the formal USask CIHR Internal Review. For more details about the program and eligibility criteria see program overview and guidelines.

Application Form     Program Overview and Guidelines

Contact: Manisha Jalla, Internal Review Specialist, Research Services and Ethics Office,

The Publications Fund offers modest support towards the scholarly and creative works publishing by University of Saskatchewan faculty. A faculty member can submit one request in either of the following categories:

  • up to $1,500 to assist in Publishing costs;
  • up to $1,500 for a formal Book Publication Subvention; or
  • up to $1,500 for Other Scholarly and Artistic Works as defined in the guidelines.

Tenure-track or tenured University of Saskatchewan faculty members (excluding adjunct and emeritus) are eligible to apply. Faculty in term positions are eligible but at a lower priority.

Deadlines: June 1 and December 1 (If this date lands on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next working day.)

* If there are insufficient funds to award all eligible requests, funding may be prorated across eligible applications for the current competition. Subsequent competitions may be cancelled for that fiscal year.

Application Form    Guidelines

Contact: Jaime Speed, Administrative Coordinator, Research Services and Ethics Office, 

A portion of the applicant’s salary is designated as a research grant for an acceptable research project. No additional funds exchange between the University and the applicant. The successful applicant receives a larger net salary because less income tax is deducted
Deadlines: May 1 and November 1 
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8485
The Collective Agreement between the University and the Faculty Association (Clause 20.12) permits faculty to receive a portion of her/his sabbatical salary in the form of a research grant
Deadlines: May 1 and November 1
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8485