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.

Your application will be reviewed at the monthly Finance Committee meeting.  Please submit your applications at least two business days before the Finance meeting to allow for proper processing.  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 2018-2019

  • July 17, 2018
  • August 21, 2018
  • September 27, 2018
  • October 25, 2018
  • November 29, 2018
  • January 17, 2019
  • February 21, 2019
  • March 28, 2019
  • April 18, 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

*New*: You can now complete your UMGSA Conference Grant Application completely 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 Office Assistant, Jayne, at assistant@umgsa.org.

Paper Application System

If you prefer to fill out an application manually, follow the instructions below.

  1. Carefully read the Conference Grant Application Instructions.
  2. Fill out the Conference Grant Application electronically.
  3. Print and sign the application, have someone from your department sign the Departmental Declaration, and attach photocopies of all supporting documents. 
  4. Drop the application off in person to our office at 221 UMSU University Centre. We’re open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.