UMGSA Conference Grant

Conference Grants are available for 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.  Applications are available online only.  Applications are submitted after a student has attended a conference, and can be accepted up to four months after the conference date.

Please read the section of the Finance Policy relating to conference grants before completing your application.

The Conference Grant Application form and Travel Expenses form are both required to complete your application, along with all supporting documents.

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 13, 2018
  • 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.