Athabasca University financially supports the research of our graduate students through the Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF), the Access to Data Management Analysis Software Fund and other research awards.
Researchers are encouraged to seek out research funding both inside and outside of AU. We can help. Use the links below to learn more about the opportunities available.
The Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF) is intended to:
Awards are as follows:
Master’s students can receive up to:
Doctoral students can receive up to:
Application forms are available in the AU Research Portal.
Application deadlines are on the following days (or the next business day):
Students who need to buy data management/analysis software for their research may have some of their costs covered by the Access to Data Management Analysis Software Fund. The funding can be used to buy licences or upgrades for statistical software such as:
Awards are up to:
Application forms are available in the AU Research Portal
Applications may be submitted at any time for expedited review.
AU also provides or administers a number of graduate scholarships and awards to help students conduct and disseminate research.
The Research Centre maintains a calendar of external funding opportunities for graduate students, and will help you apply for these awards.
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 May 24 2019 by Research