Funding

Funding Opportunities

There are a number of awards that are available for graduate students who are presenting at conferences. Awarding of funds is dependent upon funds available. Since the amount of award money is limited, the earlier the student applies for funds (as soon as their abstract is accepted) the more likely they will receive the award. The award may not cover all of the expenses requested in the application.

GRADUATE LEVEL STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS 

  • Definition: These funds are intended to support dissemination/presentation opportunities that showcase the high quality of research being conducted by non- Alberta resident graduate students at Athabasca University.
  • Value of Award: Up to $1000 for travel within North America; or up to $1500 if travel is outside North America.

PROFILING ALBERTA’S GRADUATE STUDENTS 

  • Definition: To provide financial support to Athabasca University (AU) graduate level program Alberta resident students who have been invited to participate in national and international conferences.
  • Value of Award: Up to $1000 for travel within Alberta; up to $2000 for national travel; and up to $3000 for international travel.

GRADUATE STUDENT DISSEMINATION FUND (GSDF)

  • Definition: Dissemination of quality research findings at an academic or professional conference, for either mission critical or disciplinary research in conjunction with a course-related research project (including independent study projects), master’s thesis or master’s project or a doctoral dissertation or doctoral project.

ALBERTA HISTORICAL RESOURCES FOUNDATION RESEARCH PRESENTATION AWARD

  • Definition: The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) Research Presentation Awards are intended to facilitate and help offset the travel costs involved in presenting a paper, project, or thesis regarding Heritage Resources Management (HRM). Current AU students in the HRM Graduate Diploma Program are invited to apply.
  • Value of Award: $1,000

OTHER RESOURCES