Internal Funding Programs

Conference Funding
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
Application
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8490/306-966-1923
Graduate Student Funding
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.
Information
Contact: Heather Lukey, Director of Graduate Awards and Scholarships, Finance Officer, Scholarship Liaison Officer for Tri- Council, CGSR, 306-966-8697, heather.lukey@usask.ca
Matching Grant Program

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: Janice Michael, Financial Development Specialist, Strategic Research Initiatives, 306-966-2091, janice.michael@usask.ca

Faculty Recruitment and Retention Program
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
President's NSERC Research Fund

Funds small-scale research projects in NSERC relevant disciplines to enable researchers to position their research for success at the next Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant competition.


NEW Deadline: May 15 (If the date lands on a weekend or holiday the deadline willl be the next business day.)

 **If the application link does not open, you will need to prompt the form to download, then open using Adobe Acrobat to make it form-fillable**
Application / Guidelines 

Contact: Tonielle Pavlovic, Administrative Coordinator, Research Services and Ethics Office, 306-966-2559, tonielle.pavlovic@usask.ca

President's SSHRC Research Fund

Provides seed funding of up to $7,000 for projects in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts.


Deadlines: May 1 and December 1 (If the date lands on a weekend or holiday the deadline willl be the next business day.)

NEW President's SSHRC Program Structure

CV Attachment Instructions

**If the application link does not open, you will need to prompt the form to download, then open using Adobe Acrobat to make it form-fillable**

Insight Fund Application / Insight Guidelines

Connection Fund Application / Connection Guidelines

Enhancement Fund Application / Enhancement Guidelines

NOTE: For the Enhancement Fund, applicants will apply within 3 months of receiving the results of their Insight or Insight Development grant application. These will not be adjudicated during the regular PSSHRC calendar, but on an ad-hoc basis.

Contact: Tonielle Pavlovic, Administrative Coordinator, Research Services and Ethics Office, 306-966-2559, tonielle.pavlovic@usask.ca

Publications Fund

Provides funding to support manuscript preparation, publishing subventions and learned journal subsidies. Grants up to $5,000 depending on the type of support required.


Deadlines: May 1, September 1 & January 1 (If the date lands on a weekend or holiday the deadline willl be the next business day.)

**If the application link does not open, you will need to prompt the form to download, then open using Adobe Acrobat to make it form-fillable**
Publication Fund ApplicationLearned Journal Subsidy Application / Guidelines


Contact: Tonielle Pavlovic, Administrative Coordinator, Research Services and Ethics Office, 306-966-2559, tonielle.pavlovic@usask.ca

Research Grant In-Lieu of Salary
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
Application
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8485
Sabbatical Leave Research Grant In-Lieu of Salary
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
Application
Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost, 306-966-8485
Visiting Lecturer Fund

Deadlines: May 1, September 1 & January 1 (If the date lands on a weekend or holiday the deadline willl be the next business day.)

**If the application link does not open, you will need to prompt the form to download, then open using Adobe Acrobat to make it form-fillable**

Application / Guidelines

Contact: Tonielle Pavlovic, Administrative Coordinator, Research Services and Ethics Office, 306-966-2559, tonielle.pavlovic@usask.ca