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Athabasca University

Linda Littlechilds

Administrative Assistant and Grant Administrator (Internal Awards)


Phone: (780) 675-6936
Toll Free: 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6939
Fax: (780) 675-6722

Postal Address:
University Research Services
Athabasca University
1 University Drive
Athabasca AB T9S 3A3


My first position at Athabasca University began in June, 2000, in Financial Services. Starting out as a three-month casual appointee, I ended up staying for over seven years, gaining experience in both Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.

In September, 2007, I moved to a part-time position as Post-Award Grants Administrator (Internal) in the Research Centre.

Internal Research Awards

My key role is to provide support surrounding financial issues for primary investigators who have been approved to receive research grants under the AU-funded programs listed below. I answer post-award inquiries, administer expense claims and invoicing, and ensure that researchers adhere to guidelines and policies of the funding committees.

The programs that I can assist with are as follows:

Internal Staff Grant Programs

  • Academic and Professional Development Fund (A&PDF)
  • Academic Research Fund (ARF)
  • Mission Critical Research Fund (MCR)
  • Research Grant in Lieu of Salary (RGILS)

Internal Student Research Grant Programs

  • Graduate Student Research Fund:
    • Disciplinary Research (GSDRF)
    • Mission Critical Research (GSMCRF)
    • Dissemination—Disciplinary or Mission Critical

Labour/Le Travail

I provide administrative support to the Book Review Editor of Labour/Le Travail.

Updated March 03 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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