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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.

Osum Spark Award

Application Deadline: Saturday, May 27, 2017.

The Osum Spark Awards are four $5000 scholarships awarded to secondary students, post secondary students or apprentices from Indigenous communities near Osum’s project areas in northern Alberta.

For more information on this opportunity.

Mitacs ELEVATE Program Funding

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 (5 p.m. PDT)

The Mitacs ELEVATE program is now accepting applications for postdoctoral funding (2 years at 55,000 p.a.). Open to all disciplines.

For more information on this opportunity - Or, contact Kelvin Cole for more information

University of Gibraltar - PhD Scholarship

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017

The University of Gibraltar is offering a new, fully-funded Commonwealth PhD Scholarship, which is open to citizens of any Commonwealth country other than the United Kingdom/Gibraltar. The scholarship is tenable in the following research areas: Marine Science and Climate Change, Maritime Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Brexit and Gibraltar.

For more information and to apply, please visit the University of Gibraltar website.

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

Application Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017

Six Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in South Africa and Sri Lanka
These Commonwealth Scholarships give talented students – who can be from any Commonwealth country other than the host country – the opportunity to gain a degree while developing new skills and experiencing life in another country. The scholarships are fully funded, including tuition fees, a return flight, an arrival allowance, and a living allowance.

To find out more and to apply, please visit website.

John W Davies Memorial Scholarship 2017

Application Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017.

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section is pleased to offer two scholarship awards of C$3000 each in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chair of the Section.

More info can be found here.

The 23rd Annual Norm Bromberger Research Bursary

Application Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017.

The bursary has been established in recognition of the outstanding contributions made by Norm Bromberger to the development of credit unions and co-operatives in Saskatchewan and across Canada. Bromberger was Research Director and then Chief Executive Officer of Credit Union Central, for a total of twenty-seven years of service with the credit union system of Saskatchewan. He also played a prominent role in developing Credit Union Central of Canada and established other co-operatively owed financial service organizations.

More 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 for the guidelines and application form.

Updated May 24 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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