Conference Bursary

The UTGSU Conference Bursary was created in 2016 to financially assist UTGSU Members attending and/or presenting at academic conferences. The amount of a single bursary is up to $250, regardless of conference location or estimated expenses. A total of 120 bursaries are distributed each year, corresponding to 60 bursaries per each of the UTGSU’s two (2) Conference Bursary Cycles: Summer/Fall Winter/ Spring Cycle. Please note that due to the large number of applicants, only successful individuals will be contacted and that winner selection  and reimbursement will take place 1 month after applications close.

For 2021/2022 ONLY (this cycle): This bursary is for conferences on or between Dec. 1st, 2021- June 30th, 2022. Applications are now open and close on June 15th, 2022.
Winter/ Spring Cycle (this cycle): This bursary is for conferences on or between January 1st to June 30th. Applications are now open and close June 15th, 2022.
Summer/ Fall Cycle: This bursary is for conferences on or between July 1st, 2022 to December 31st, 2022. Applications open August 15th, 2022 – December 15th, 2022.

Please note that you must be a UTGSU Member at the time of application for your application to be deemed eligible. Additionally, applicants may only submit one application per Conference Cycle. Detailed information about the application and reimbursement process can be found in the application form.

If you require accessibility accommodations or have any questions related to the UTGSU Conference Bursary, please email