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.

Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea, 2019-2020

Deadline: March 22, 2019

The Government of the Republic of Korea is offering scholarships at the Master’s and PhD level for study or research in a variety of fields including Korean studies, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. Scholarships are tenable from September 1, 2019.

  • Program name: Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea
  • Funding organization: Government of the Republic of Korea
  • Target audiences: Canadian students and researchers
  • Number of scholarships: 6
  • Duration: 2 years at the Master’s level and 3 years at the doctoral level
  • Inclusions: Airfare, tuition fees, language training, living allowance, and other eligible expenses
  • Deadline: March 22, 2019

For program and application details, visit: Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea. Read a testimonial from a former recipient.

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

2019 International Policy Ideas Challenge - Call for Proposals

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Global Affairs Canada, in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), announces the fourth edition of the International Policy Ideas Challenge. The objective of the program is to draw on the network of talented Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career civil society researchers to identify concrete, innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges faced by Canada.

The program offers applicants a chance to test their skills at translating academic expertise into policy language. Applicants are invited to submit brief proposals. The authors of ten winning proposals will be given several months to consult with Global Affairs Canada client divisions and further develop their ideas into longer policy briefs. The policy briefs will then be presented to Government of Canada officials in a day-long Ideas Symposium, hosted by Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa in late fall 2019.

More information can be found here

2019 AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Program

Deadline: Friday, March 29th, 2019
Amount: Two awards valued at $1000 each

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is a grassroots organization that works to improve the lives of blind, deafblind and partially sighted Canadians through education, empowerment, and advocacy.

Each year, the AEBC offers scholarships to recognize outstanding blind, deafblind and partially sighted post-secondary students. This year, we are pleased to offer four awards in total.

For more information visit the AEBC website

2018-2019 edition of the Prix Allard-Landry

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019

The Centre de recherche et de développement en éducation (CRDE) of the Université de Moncton in New-Brunswick is thrilled to present its 2018-2019 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. Students currently enrolled in a graduate program in education at the Université de Moncton are eligible to receive the award. However, students who previously obtained a graduate or undergraduate degree from the Université de Moncton and who are currently enrolled in a graduate level program in education elsewhere are also eligible.

The winning author will receive a maximum of 1000$ in financial aid to present their article or chapter at a national or international conference. All necessary information pertaining to the Prix Allard-Landry, including the description of the award, admissibility criteria, deadline for submissions, details relating to the application process, as well the form to be submitted by applicants may be obtained at the following address:

The CRDE invites all eligible students to apply and kindly requests that this message be forwarded to all individuals or groups to whom the award may be of interest.

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 March 18 2019 by Student & Academic Services