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 $250, regardless of conference location or estimated expenses. A total of 120 bursaries are distributed each year, corresponding to 40 bursaries per each of the UTGSU’s three (3) Conference Bursary Cycles: Fall Cycle, Spring Cycle, and Summer Cycle. Please note that due to the large number of applicants, only successful individuals will be contacted.

Fall Cycle: Conferences which have start dates on or between December 1st, 2019 and March 31st, 2020. Applications open on November 1st, 2019 and close on November 15th, 2019
Spring Cycle: Conferences which have start dates on or between April 1st, 2020 and July 31st, 2020. Applications open on March 1st, 2020 and close on March 15th, 2020
Summer Cycle: Conferences which have start dates on or between August 1st, 2020 and November 30th, 2020. Applications open on July 1st, 2020 and close on July 15th, 2020

Applications to the 2019 UTGSU Conference Bursary (Fall Cycle) will open on November 1st, 2019 and will remain open until 11:59 PM on November 15th, 2019. This cycle is for conferences with start dates on or between December 1st, 2019 and March 31st, 2020. Please note that you must be a UTGSU Member at the time of application for your application to be deemed eligible. Applications will only be accepted for conferences yet to be attended, not for conferences already attended. 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.

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If you require accessibility accommodations or have any questions related to the UTGSU Conference Bursary, please email the UTGSU Finance Commissioner at finance@utgsu.ca.