Athabasca University researchers are encouraged to explore opportunities for external research funding. The Research Centre can help you find funding sources and improve your grant application.
Before you start your external funding application be sure to review:
Check the websites of external agencies for funding opportunities, information about application processes and deadlines for submission. You may also want to explore our External Award Funding Calendar for Faculty.Ensure that you are on the research_academic mailing list to receive all funding news. If you are not on the mailing list, contact us to be added.
Is this your first grant application? Do you want to revise and polish a rejected application? Or do you simply want to improve your application-writing skills? The Research Office’s Grantsmanship Mentoring Program can help you develop and improve your application for external funding.
Researchers who have worked with our faculty mentors have consistently reported:
In order to take advantage of this opportunity, you must submit a final draft to the Research Centre 2–3 weeks before the funder’s deadline.
For more information about our mentorship program, please contact Jill Calliou.
Once your application is ready to move forward for department and institutional approval, you need to complete the Funding Agency Application Checklist and Declaration in the AU Research Portal. You must submit the checklist and your final draft 5 working days before the funder’s deadline date.
Internal funding inquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6651 (Canada and U.S.)
External funding inquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6102 (Canada and U.S.)
Managing funding inquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6131 (Canada and U.S.)
Updated March 14 2018 by Research