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Funding Opportunities / Scholarships

Athabasca University offers a number of awards, scholarships, and other funding to help students succeed in their program. Check the Research Centre’s website for information on funding that is available from external research granting agencies.

A number of graduate awards, scholarships, and bursaries are administered by the Office of the Registrar. You can learn more about the graduate student awards AU co-ordinates and administers by referring to the Masters Level Student Awards page. For more information about doctoral research funding at AU visit Awards for Doctoral Students page.

Canadian Cancer Society - Impact Grants

Application Deadline: September 13, 2018
Value: Various Denominations

The Impact Grant program is intended to contribute to the scientific idea ‘pipeline’ by supporting significant progression in cancer research programs that are anywhere in the continuum from basic high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic and beyond. Impact Grants will accelerate and focus the knowledge gained from scientific findings, in the short or long term, into outcomes that will significantly advance understanding of cancer and improve scientific knowledge, which will result in optimized patient care, improved cancer treatment or reduced cancer burden.

More information on these grants can be found on the Canadian Cancer Society website

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
Value: $6,000

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas.

More information on this award can be found on Mitacs Globalink page

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program (CGS D) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program (PGS D)

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018
Value:
CGS D: $35,000 a year (for two or three years)
PGS D: $21,000 a year (for two or three years)

The Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program (CGS D) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program (PGS D) provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in a doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering. The CGS D will be offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered a PGS D. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields.

For more information on these scholarships, visit the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada website

Persons Case Scholarships

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018
Value: $1000 - $5000

The Persons Case Scholarship was established in 1979 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ‘Persons Case’.

The scholarship is jointly administered by Alberta Advanced Education and Status of Women. The scholarship honours the efforts of Alberta’s Famous Five – Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby and Henrietta Muir Edwards - who fought and won these rights on behalf of some women in Canada to be considered 'Persons'.

For more information on this scholarship, visit the Alberta Student Aid website.

Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF) Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: Three times per year, February 10th, May 10th and October 10th

As graduate (master’s and/or doctoral) programs develop at Athabasca University and student enrolment increases, the importance and value of graduate student research proliferate. Students engaging in systematic inquiry not only will be completing important milestones in their respective academic programs of graduate studies, but will also be contributing to their respective disciplines. The quality and reputation of Athabasca University as an academic centre of excellence will be reflected in the extent to which graduate students learn, develop, and apply their research competencies to investigate substantive questions/hypotheses in their respective disciplines.

For more information visit the Research Centre.

AU Access to Research Tools Award

These awards are intended to facilitate the research conducted by AU graduate program students to assist in partially covering the costs incurred while completing a thesis/dissertation or major project. Examples of anticipated expenses that a student may incur include purchasing licenses for statistical software such as SPSS, NVIVO, mileage to conduct interviews for the research, or obtaining copyright permission to use a particular research tool/instrument.

Visit: http://registrar.athabascau.ca/studentawards/graduate.php#48 for more information.

Funding Opportunities

AU Student Awards

As a reminder, AU's Students Awards Program offers the following two awards to support dissemination/presentation opportunities for AU graduate students:

More information on these two awards is available at Student Awards.

Graduate Student Access to Data Management/Analysis Software

Funds are available through the Research Centre for research conducted by Athabasca University graduate program students' to assist in partially covering Data Management/Analysis Software costs incurred while completing their thesis/dissertation.

Visit http://research.athabascau.ca/students/student_access.php for the guidelines and application form.

Updated August 14 2018 by Student & Academic Services

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