Award Search

In addition to these awards, the University supports graduate students through teaching, research, and service fellowships and assistanceships. For these, contact your graduate chair or administrator for details.

WAGS/ProQuest Innovation in Technology Award

Value$1,500, certificate, travel expenses
EligibilityThis award recognizes the innovative application of technology to scholarship. Initial screening is based on originality, creativity, scholarly significance of the use of technology, and overall quality.

This award may be given to either a Master's thesis or a Doctoral dissertation that makes a contribution to the innovative and/or creative use of technology in the conduct of scholarship.

Students must have completed the master's or doctoral degree between July 1 of the preceding year and June 30 of the current year (i.e. July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018).

$1,500, certificate and travel expenses for the recipient and the recipient's supervisor to receive the award at the WAGS conference.
ApplyThe Dean of the College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, on behalf of the University of Saskatchewan, may put forward one nomination each year for the Award.The CGPS will invite departments and colleges to make nominations.

Departments wishing to nominate a student must submit the following nomination package in PDF format online:

Nomination package
  • A summary prepared by the student (1,000 to 1,500 words) describing the research and how it demonstrates innovative or creative use of technology in the conduct of scholarship. This summary should be directed to a general academic audience of non-specialists;
  • A letter from the department head or major professor and one additional faculty member*;
  • A CV or resume from the student nominee;
  • The abstract from the successfully defended thesis.
*These letters should include information regarding the significance of the technological innovations in the work for the discipline, and for the student’s department and institution.

Note: The External Examiner reports will be used by the Awards Committee to adjudicate this competition. Please ensure that the Pre-defense Report of the External Examiner (Form 403.1, PhD degree) and the Oral Defense Report of the External Examiner (Form 403.2, Master’s & PhD degrees) for the student you wish to nominate are included in the nomination package.

If submitting your application package via e-mail, make sure that all documents are in PDF format. Paper copies will not be accepted.

Graduate Awards & Scholarships
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Saskatoon, SK S7K 5C9
DeadlineApril 10, 2023 at 4:30pm CST