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Student External Award Funding Calendar

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for the following funding opportunities. These opportunities are sorted by agency.

If you would like feedback on your application for any of these awards, please email your working draft to research@athabascau.ca. Be sure to include any relevant information, including the application deadline.

Learn about the funding process.

Opportunity Agency Internal Deadline External Deadline Award Amount
Accelerate Mitacs Anytime Anytime $15,000 for each 4-month internship.
Master’s students can do up to two 4-month internships and PhD students can do up to six.
Elevate Mitacs July and September July and September $50,000 per year for 2 years.
Globalink Partnership Award Mitacs Anytime Anytime Up to $15,000.
Globalink Research Award Mitacs January and September January and September Varies.
Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering NSERC Minimum of 2.5 months before start of activity. Minimum of 2 months before start of activity. Up to $5,000.
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program – Doctoral Scholarships SSHRC December 1 January 9 $35,000 per year for 3 years.
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships SSHRC December 1 January 9 $20,000 per year for up to 4 years.
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships SSHRC September 6 September 20 $40,500 per year for up to 2 years.
Non-renewable.
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Tri-Agency September 6 September 20 $70,000 per year for 2 years.
Non-renewable.
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Tri-Agency May 25
September 25
June 10
October 10
Available to active CGS Master’s, CGS Doctoral or eligible Vanier CGS holders.
Up to $6,000.
Non-renewable.
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program Tri-Agency October 31 December 1 $17,500.
Non-renewable.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Tri-Agency Please contact research@athabascau.ca for competition information. Please contact research@athabascau.ca for competition information. $50,000 per year for 3 years.
Non-renewable.

Updated March 14 2018 by Research

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