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Athabasca University

Academic and Professional Development Fund

The Academic and Professional Development Fund (A&PDF) supports dissemination of knowledge, including the outcomes of research and advances in pedagogical and business practices.

The fund is designed to support the following activities:

  • presenting a keynote address, paper, poster or panel presentation at a conference, symposium or workshop
  • attending, but not presenting at, a conference, symposium, workshop or training session where the knowledge acquired will be shared with the university community
  • attending a conference, symposium or workshop that the applicant has assumed a major role in organizing

Awards are up to:

  • $1,000 (CDN) for an event within Canada
  • $1,400 (CDN) for an event outside Canada

The award will be pro-rated for recipients who are employed on a part-time basis.

The Academic and Professional Development Fund is funded primarily by Athabasca University. Additional funds are derived from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Small Institution Grant (SIG). Together, these funds comprise the annual Academic and Professional Development Fund budget, which is administered by the Academic and Professional Development Fund Committee.

Applicants who receive funding from the Academic and Professional Development Fund should acknowledge the funding in related publications and presentations.

How to apply

Application forms are available in the AU Research Portal.

Deadlines

Application deadlines are on the following days (or the next business day):

  • February 1
  • June 1
  • October 1

More information

Updated March 14 2018 by Research

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