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Robert P. Knowles Scholarship

Description: Dr. Robert P. Knowles, a world renowned forage crop breeder, had a 50-year distinguished career with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. As a result of his generous legacy, the University of Saskatchewan is able to award The Robert P. Knowles Scholarships (PhD or M.Sc.) through the Robert P. Knowles Scholarship Fund.
Value: Master's - $20,000/year plus tuition (2.5 yrs.)
PhD - $25,000/year plus tuition (4 yrs.)
$5,000 travel allowance, which may be used over the life of the award.
Eligibility: Open to students entering or pursuing full-time graduate studies in a M.Sc. or Ph.D. program engaged in research to develop or apply methods to create, identify or select superior forage, cereal, oilseed, or pulse crops for commercial agriculture.
Applicants must be Canadian citizens and have resided in Canada for a minimum of five years.
Applicants must also have graduated with an undergraduate degree from a Canadian university and obtained a high academic standing. In addition, students who have completed all their undergraduate studies at the University of Saskatchewan have the option (and only these students) of pursuing postgraduate work at any approved university in Canada or the United States.
Preference will be given to students whose research proposal includes outdoor field research activity.
Application Procedure: A full application package will consist of the listed 5 items. These should be sent to the mailing address below:
  • Cover letter;
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
  • Outline (no more than 500 words) of the proposed research program and starting date;
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended other than the University of Saskatchewan. These must be issued and sent directly to the College of Graduate Studies and Research;
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the student's academic work. These must be sent directly, by each referee, to the College of Graduate Studies and Research.
  • Website:
    Mailing Address: College of Graduate Studies and Research
    Robert P. Knowles Scholarship Selection Committee
    University of Saskatchewan
    Rm C180 Admin Bldg
    105 Administration Pl
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A2
    E-mail: gradstudies.awards@usask.ca
    Deadline: March 09, 2015

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