Masters: $16,000 for one year, no possibility for renewal

PhD: $20,000 for one year, no possibility for renewal

Number offered: One


To provide an award to an Indigenous graduate student pursuing research in indigenous health such as: public health and epidemiology, community based wellness and healing, cultural safety and humility, clinical research with a focus on Indigenous patient populations, Indigenous patient-oriented research, Indigenous traditional medicines and healing, chronic or infectious diseases, history of Indigenous peoples and disease/illness and healing, research with vulnerable populations within the Indigenous populations, social determinants of health, or colonization/decolonization and the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples. 

The student must:

  • be currently registered in a graduate degree program or have been recommended for admission to a graduate degree program in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. 
  • Not be beyond their 3rdyear for Master’s and 4thyear for PhD.
  • Be registered full-time throughout the tenure of the award. 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 80% 
  • Self-Identify as Indigenous. Preference will be given to Indigenous - First Nations (Status or Non-Status) or Métis students who are residents of the province of Saskatchewan. However, the grant is open to Canadian Indigenous or international Indigenous students who attend the University of Saskatchewan and meet the award criteria.


A completed application must include:

  • SK-IMN Mentee Award Application form 
  • SK-IMN Registration form
  • Proof of Indigenous identity. Including but not limited to: a Status Card, a Metis card, a letter from community, a letter from an Elder.
  • Academic reference letter
    • Highlighting how the student is progressing in their program and the timeline for their research project
  • One-page research description highlighting:
    • The potential benefits and outcomes of the research
    • How mentorship will be incorporated into your research plan
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts

Please Note

Successful recipents will be asked to:

  • Give a one-hour presentation of their research to the SK-IMN community
  • Be actively involved in SK-IMN mentorship and other activities
  • Attend the national NGGS Annual Gathering (where funds are available)
  • Have their research highlighted on our website. 

Completed applications can be sent electronically as a single PDF package to the Saskatchewan Indigenous Mentorship Network at

For further information, you may contact the Saskatchewan Indigenous Mentorship Network at

Deadline: June 29, 2018