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.

Please note: As of April 24th 2018, we will only accept the most recent version of the Conference Grant Application Form (see above).

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 2018-2019 academic year:

  • July 17, 2018
  • August 21, 2018
  • September: TBD
  • October: TBD
  • November: TBD
  • January: TBD
  • February: TBD
  • March: TBD
  • April: TBD

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.