Graduate Community Development Fund


The Graduate Community Development Fund (GCDF) was created in partnership with the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies (SGS) in March 2017 to provide merit-based equity awards recognizing exceptional students on campus for their contributions to the graduate student experience.

Graduate Community Development Fund (GCDF) Awards
A total of 15 awards are to be distributed annually: five $1,000 awards and ten $500 awards. Further information on these awards, eligibility information, and the application form can be found in the following link. 

Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied and Congratulations to all the winners listed below:

Aleksandra M
Kevin C
Tua H
Wenfu B
Renato F
Qiongli Z
Ashley A
Kayla S
Daniel K
Layan E
Cynthia S
Shamantha L
Alaa A
Nushrat J
Amy J

Graduate Community Development Fund Awards Committee

As per UTGSU Policy O1.20, all applications to the GCDF are adjudicated by an Awards Committee composed of UTGSU Members and which operates as a semi-autonomous body under the UTGSU Finance Committee. For UTGSU Members who are interested in serving on the 2021 GCDF Awards Committee further information and the application form can be found in the following link. Committee applications are now closed as all the committee spots have been filled. We will be contacting applicants shortly.

Contact Information and Accessibility If you require accessibility accommodations or have any questions related to the GCDF Awards and/or Awards Committee, please email the UTGSU Finance Commissioner at