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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.

2017-2018 Prix Allard-Landry

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018
Value: $1,000 in financial aid to present their article or chapter at a national or international conference.

The Centre de recherche et de développement en éducation (CRDE) of the Université de Moncton in New-Brunswick is thrilled to present its 2017-2018 edition of the Prix Allard-Landry. The Prix Allard-Landry rewards the best education related scientific article or peer-reviewed chapter authored by a graduate student.

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The 24th Annual Norm Bromberger Research Bursary

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018
Value: $2,000 each year

The Norm Bromberger Research Bursary will provide $2,000 each year to encourage research in the area of co-operatives and credit unions.

More information and the application form can be found here.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) – New Zealand

Application Deadline: July 10, 2018
Inclusions: Airfare, approved tuition and compulsory fees, medical and travel insurance, annual grant

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara has launched a competition under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) – New Zealand for Canadian students and researchers to pursue doctoral studies that lead to a degree in New Zealand.

For full program details and to submit an online application, visit: Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) – New Zealand. Read a testimonial from a former recipient.

All inquiries regarding this scholarship program should be directed to: or 613-237-4820.

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: 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 for the guidelines and application form.

Updated May 28 2018 by Student & Academic Services

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