Funding Opportunities / Scholarships

FGS Administered Awards

There are currently no awards administered by FGS please check back later or see more information on various other AU and External funding opportunities below.


Office of the Registrar

AU Student Travel Awards

Graduate Level Student Travel Awards

Alberta Graduate Students Travel Incentive


Research Centre

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 Student External Award Funding Calendar that is available from external research granting agencies.

Funding for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Access to Data Management/Analysis Software

Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF) Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: Four times per year, February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1

Click here to find out more!


Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association

As a graduate student at Athabasca University, you may be eligible for a number of awards and scholarships to help fund your education. Check out the student awards offered by Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association (AUGSA).


External Awards

Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 15, 2021

Please visit either of the following for more information or view the PDF poster:

Simons Foundation

International Security Research Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Laura Bassi Scholarship

Amount: Master’s Candidates $750; Doctoral Candidates: $2500; Junior Academics: $500

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Laura Bassi Scholarship Website

2021 AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Program

Deadline for the following awards: March 26, 2021

T-Base Communications Scholarships (2)

Amount: $1,000 each

AEBC Scholarships (2)

Amount: $1,000 each

British Columbia Scholarship (1)

Amount: $1,000

AEBC/T-Base Scholarships

NSERC – Herzberg, Brockhouse, Polanyi, and Strickland prizes

Deadline for the following awards: April 1, 2021

Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering

Amount: Up to $1 million in grant funding

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NSERC John C. Polanyi Award

Amount: Up to $250,000 in grant funding

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Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering

Amount: Up to $250,000 in grant funding

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NSERC Donna Strickland Prize for Societal Impact of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research

Amount: Up to $250,000 in grant funding

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Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section

Amount: $3000

Deadline: June 25, 2021

SNAME Arctic Section — John W Davies Award

Prix Allard-Landry – Edition 2020-2021 - Appel de Candidatures

Amount: $1000

Deadline: June 30, 2021

University of Moncton - Prix Allard-Landry Award

HQP Leadership Awards

Application Deadline: Ongoing Applications Accepted

Amount: Varies

Further information is available at HQP Leadership Awards – Online