Conference and Academic Engagement Grants

The UTGSU annually offers funding for conferences, workshops, or other academic events organized by graduate students at the University of Toronto. The purpose of this Grant is to foster collective or cooperative work amongst graduate students within or across disciplines.

Note that this grant does not fund individuals or groups who wish to attend or present work at academic conferences here or abroad. The maximum grant for any one event is $600.00.

For events taking place from September 2023 to February 2024: The application period for the first round of the 2023-2024 Conference and Academic Engagement Grant will close Friday November 24, 2023 at 12:00 NOON.

For events taking place from March 2024 to August 2024:The application period for the second round of the 2023-2024 Conference and Academic Engagement Grant will open on January 15, 2024 and close Friday April 19, 2024 at 12:00 NOON.

UTGSU will not fund more than one academic event per academic year hosted by any one department, association, course union, or group of students. Preference may be given to departments applying for the first time and for larger conferences. Applicants are not guaranteed to receive the full amount requested.

The application includes completing a google form, plus emailing supporting documents to

Please see the application below for full details and eligibility requirements:


Please contact the UTGSU Membership & Advocacy Coordinator at