John Ranton McIntosh Awards

Early in 1987, the University of Saskatchewan received a generous bequest from the late Dr. John Ranton McIntosh to be used for furthering the work of the College of Education.  The bequest was used to establish the John Ranton McIntosh Trust Fund, which will be held in perpetuity.  The annual interest from the Trust Fund will be used to support faculty research and faculty development in the College of Education.  Awards and benefits will be appropriately publicized each year in memory of Dr. McIntosh and to further the work of the College.

The awards are intended to promote initiatives, facilitate the development of new programs of research, encourage cross-disciplinary research, facilitate success in external grant competitions, disseminate research findings, and stimulate the formation of a community of scholars within the College of Education. Given the limited nature of the funds, not all meritorious projects may be awarded funding in any given year.

Types of Awards

There are 5 different types of John Ranton McIntosh Awards.

Awards from the Trust Fund are as follows:

    1. JRM Release Time Stipend Awards – provides funding up to $7200 to hire a graduate student to teach 1 course.
    2. JRM Research Grants – provides seed funding of up to $5000 each to begin a new research project.
    3. JRM Visiting Scholar Grants – provides funding up to a maximum of $2000 each to host a distinguished visiting scholar or practitioner.
    4. JRM Bridge Funding Grants – provides bridge funding for up to $2000 for grant applicants who receive a 4A rating on their Tri-Agency grant application.
    5. JRM Graduate Assistant Stipend Awards – provides funding up to a maximum of $3100 each to hire either a Teaching Assistant or Student Writer.

NOTE: The number of awards per year is contingent on available funds.

The awarding of funds from the trust must be decided on the merits of the project. The formal peer review process ensures the greatest degree of fairness and transparency and establishes the validity and merits of the project.

Applications are subject to competitive adjudication by members of the John Ranton Committees. Adjudication committees for the awards will be composed of one Department Head, one Graduate Chair (not from the same department), and the Associate Dean (Research, Graduate Support, and International Initiatives).

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are May 1 for all awards (or the next working day when this date occurs on a weekend or holiday) with additional competition deadlines for the Bridge Funding Award (July 15) and the Graduate Assistant Stipend Award (October 1). Notification of the award will be provided with 4–6 weeks of the deadline. 

One original signed and completed application (hard copy) and a pdf electronic copy must be submitted to the Office of the Associate Dean (Research, Graduate Support, and International Initiatives – edadr@usask.ca) prior to the competition deadline.

For more information, please contact Ranjan Datta, Research Facilitator, by phone at (306) 966-1736 or by email at ranjan.datta@usask.ca

Kirkpatrick Travel Award

The Kirkpatrick Travel Fund enables recipients to visit for up to one week an educational project or program related to their duties or field of interest (Attendance at a convention or conference does not meet the conditions of the award.)

The Awards Committee will consider both the innovativeness and creativity of the proposal and also the significance of the proposal to support current educational priorities in Saskatchewan. Please note that all applicants should include a letter of support from the applicant's school division, when not a member of the faculty of the College of Education.

Normally each award will consist of travel expenses via economy class air fare, plus a per diem allowance to cover costs of meals and accommodations to a maximum of $1800. Recipients of this award must complete travel within two years.

To be eligible to receive this award, applicants must be members of the STF or faculty of the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.

The deadline for applications is November 30 of every calendar year.  Applications must be submitted through the Office of the Associate Dean (Research, Graduate Support, and International Initiatives).

Apply

LEADER Grants

Leveraging External Access to Dollars for Educational Research (LEADER) Grants are designed to offer faculty in the College of Education seed money to develop research initiatives to a point where larger, more-developed project applications are likely to be more successful through Tri-Agency opportunities.

The Awards Committee will consider both the innovativeness and creativity of the proposal and also the significance of the proposal to support current educational priorities in Saskatchewan.

To be eligible to receive this award, applicants must be members of the faculty of the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan.

The deadline for applications is November 30 of every calendar year. Applications must be submitted through the Office of the Associate Dean (Research, Graduate Support, and International Initiatives).

Apply


Other University of Saskatchewan Research Supports

Additional information about other University of Saskatchewan internal research supports may be found through Research Services.