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Last Updated: April 23, 2019

Internal Awards

Updated prior to April 11, 2019

  • Graduate Fellowships, up to $6500, deadlines vary, search GA3 to see availability
  • External Dissertation Awards, recognize students who are graduating with outstanding thesis dissertations at master's and doctoral levels
  • Tri-Agency Awards (CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC) - Visit the Award Holder Resources page on the Scholarships and Awards section of our website to find out how to accept, defer, interrupt your award payments.

Mitacs Awards

Updated prior to April 11, 2019

  • Mitacs Accelerate, supports collaborative research between grad students or postdocs and non-academic partners, including industry and eligible not-for-profit organizations. You can create your own research partnership, paid at $10–15,000 per term. The program is open to all academic disciplines, applications are non-competitive. Apply anytime.
  • Mitacs Accelerate International, up to $15,000 for research with a company anywhere in the world. Apply anytime.
  • Mitacs Elevate, $55,000 per year award for a customized research management training program, along with a two year research project with a non-academic organization. The program is open to all academic disciplines. Multiple rolling deadlines a year.
  • Mitacs Globalink Research Awards provide $6,000 travel funding for research collaborations of 12-24 weeks at a university in any of Mitacs’ partner countries. Learn more about eligible destinations and award details. Multiple rolling deadlines a year.
  • Left & Mitacs Research Grant, offering 16 post graduate positions, alongside co-op positions, over the next 3 years. Various deadlines.

Questions about anything Mitacs-related? Please email SFU’s Mitacs rep Allison Brennan at Allison is available to meet at any of SFU's campuses.

External Awards

Updated prior to April 12, 2019


Spring Awards Timeline

External Postdoctoral Fellowships Roundup
A list of external fellowships for postdoctoral fellows

Postdoctoral funding database
Allows postdoctoral fellows to search for funding opportunities

Youth Education Assistance Fund
For young adults who have spent time in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a delegated Aboriginal agency (See also Youth Education Bursary)
Lists over 90,000 awards and is Canada’s leading scholarship and bursary platform

Spring 2019 External Doctoral Opportunities Roundup
A list of external doctoral opportunities

Research Funding and Award Opportunities Database
Contains hundreds of research grant and faculty award opportunities[SM1]

Open Educational Resource Grants 
Available through the university[SM2]

Even more databases which list awards from around the world