Please note that changes to the UMGSA Conference Grant program have been ratified by Council. Starting in May 2019, UMGSA Conference Grant applications may be prioritized based on the amount of funding an individual has received from the UMGSA in the past and how much funding is available to them from other sources.

*It is important to note that the UMGSA Conference Grant program does not guarantee funding for all applicants.

The UMGSA Conference Grant is available for University of Manitoba graduate students attending or presenting at conferences.  The award amount varies depending on the location of the conference and whether the applicant was attending or presenting.  

As a graduate student, you’re eligible to receive up to $750 per year from the UMGSA just for attending conferences, so make sure you take advantage of this great resource!  Applications must be submitted after a student has attended a conference, and can be accepted up to four months after the conference date.

Applications submitted prior to the 18th of the month will be reviewed at the following Finance Committee meeting. If you need help with your application, drop by our office at 221 UMSU University Centre and we will be happy to help you. 

Please read the Conference Grant Application Instructions thoroughly before applying.

Finance Committee Meetings 2019-2020

  • August 1st, 2019
  • September 5th, 2019
  • October 3rd, 2019
  • November 7th, 2019

Please allow 5 business days after the scheduled Finance Committee meeting to be notified of the Committee’s decision, but feel free to call the UMGSA office anytime at (204) 474-9181 if you would like to know the status of your application.

Online Application System

You are now required to complete your UMGSA Conference Grant Application entirely online.

  1. Carefully read the Conference Grant Application Instructions.
  2. Fill out the Departmental Declaration, print it and have it signed.
  3. Click here to access the online application form.
  4. Complete the online application and upload all of your supporting documents.

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback about this system, please contact our Governance & Communications Coordinator, Colin, at assistant@umgsa.org.