Funding Opportunities / Scholarships
FGS Administered Awards
There are currently no FGS administered awards. See below for a variety of other awards that may interest you.
Office of the Registrar
AU Student Travel Awards
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.
Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF) Funding Opportunities
Application Deadline: Four times per year, February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
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).
Soroptimist Foundation of Canada
Applications Accepted: November 1, 2021 until January 31, 2022
Award Amount: Several grants of $7500
Generation Google Scholarship (North America)
Application Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm PT
Award Amount: $10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or $5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2022-2023 school year
Google Lime Scholarship
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 12, 2021 at midnight PST/3am EST
Award Amount: $10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or $5000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2022-2023 school year
Laura Bassi Scholarship
Application Deadline: December 15, 2021
Award Amount: Master’s candidates $750; Doctoral Candidates: $2,500
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation (PETF) Doctoral Scholarship
Application Deadline: Dec. 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST
Award Amount: Stipend up to a $40,000 per year
The Foundation’s Leadership program is designed to train Engaged Leaders who will have meaningful impact in their institutions and communities. This three-year journey, rooted in the Foundation’s Brave Spaces concept, offers leadership training, academic resources, mentorship opportunities, as well as a stipend of up to $40 000 per year. It also offers a generous annual allocation for language courses for one of the two official languages, participation in our events and research and networking. Applicants must be already accepted into or in year one or two of a full-time doctoral program, and expected to complete their doctoral studies in 2025 or later.
Candidates’ research must be related to one or more of the Foundation’s four central themes: Human Rights and Dignity; Responsible Citizenship; Canada and the World; and, People and their Natural Environment.
A virtual information session will be held on Nov. 10, 12:30 pm EST. Registration is required (see website).
Applicants are to apply directly to the Foundation through the application portal (see website).
Please contact Vikki Bellerose (email@example.com) at the Faculty of Graduate Studies if you decide to apply to this scholarship.
MINDS Collaborative Networks
Application Deadline: December 22, 2021
Award Amount: $250,000 per year for three years
Google Europe Students with Disabilities Scholarship
Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
Award Amount: $7000 EUR (or local equivalent)
SSHRC Storytellers Challenge
Application Deadline: Monday, January 24, 2022
Award Amount: Top 25 submissions receive $3000; Final 5 Winners receive an additional $1000
SNAME Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022
Award Amount: Varies
HQP Leadership Awards
Application Deadline: Ongoing Applications Accepted