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.

Please read the Conference Grant Application Instructions thoroughly before applying.
Download and fill out the Conference Grant Application Form and make sure to include all supporting documents in your application.

We are using a new Conference Grant Application Form as of March 26th, 2018. If you are submitting to the April Finance Committee Meeting, you can use the older application form if you prefer. If you have any questions or comments about the new application form, please email Jayne.

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 University Centre and our Office Assistant, Jayne, will be happy to help you.

*Please note that we allow you to claim a per diem amount of $65 for each day of the conference, and for one day on either side. This amount includes all of your food and ground transportation expenses. We do not require you to provide receipts for these expenses in your application.*

The Finance Committee meetings will be held on the following dates for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • June 14, 2017
  • July 26, 2017
  • August 17, 2017
  • September 12, 2017
  • October 10, 2017
  • November 14, 2017
  • January 9, 2018
  • February 13, 2018
  • *March 8, 2018* (Changed due to upcoming UMGSA Election campaign period)
  • April 17, 2018 (Last meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year)

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.