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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.

Columbia Institute - Dennis McGann Bursary

Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Columbia Foundation, the Canadian Union of Public Employees British  Columbia (CUPE BC), Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM), NOW  Communications, and the McGann family have established the Dennis McGann  Bursary. This one-time bursary program is designed for those studying  or planning to study Communications who demonstrate a commitment to the  issues and actions affecting working people.

The application form and further information on this opportunity can be found here.

Columbia Institute - TWU, USW Local 1944 Scholarship

Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The TWU, USW National Local 1944 is offering one-time educational grant consisting of four (4) scholarships valued at $1000 each and three (3) scholarships valued at $750 each to children of active union members graduating from high school.

The application form and further information on this opportunity can be found here.

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.

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 July 19 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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