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Application Deadlines

In all cases, it’s best to submit your funding application as soon as you are able. Requests for revisions may occur and may take longer to complete than you expect. Faculty and staff applying for grantsmanship mentoring (external funding only) will need to submit a draft application even earlier.

All applications must be submitted through the Research Portal.

Internal awards

If a deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

Please note: Some awards have more than one application period. If you miss a deadline for one of these awards you must reapply. Your application will not be carried over.

Faculty and staff deadlines

Academic and Professional Development Fund

  • February 1
  • June 1
  • October 1

Academic Research Fund

Research projects:

  • February 15
  • September 10

Publications and juried/solicited creative works:

  • Apply anytime for expedited review

AVPR Special Research Opportunities Fund

  • Apply anytime for expedited review

Research and Study Leave Travel and Relocation Fund

  • April 1

Graduate student deadlines

Graduate Student Research Fund

  • February 10
  • May 10
  • October 10

Access to Data Management Analysis Software Fund

  • Apply anytime for expedited review

External awards

All faculty/staff applications for external awards must be approved by Athabasca University before they are submitted to the funding agency. You must complete the Funding Agency Application Checklist in the Research Portal to seek this approval.

Students are not required to submit external funding applications to the Research Centre. However, we can provide feedback or assistance on Tri-Agency scholarship applications, if desired.

Faculty and staff deadlines

Review the Faculty External Award Funding Calendar to confirm AU and external deadlines.

Grantsmanship mentoring is available if you submit your final draft 2–3 weeks before the funder’s deadline.

You must submit your final draft through the Research Portal at least 5 working days before the funder’s deadline. Submit your final draft using the Funding Agency Application Checklist.

Graduate student deadlines

Review the Graduate Student External Award Funding Calendar to confirm AU and external deadlines.

You must submit your final draft through the Research Portal at least 5 working days before the funder’s deadline.

Pre-submission feedback

To get the best feedback, submit a working draft as soon as it is ready. Email your draft to research@athabascau.ca.

  • Include any relevant information, including the application deadline.
  • Send your draft as a Word document.

Updated March 14 2018 by Research

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