Graduate Student Initiatives Funding

Graduate students are eligible to apply for funding for social or academic initiatives such as a reception, a workshop, a panel, a guest lecture, hosting a conference for graduate students, etc.

To be eligible, funding proposals must be submitted through one the following recognized parties:

  • A GSA recognized graduate student association at the faculty, department, or program level;
  • A social committee, consisting of three or more active-status graduate students, formed for the purpose of submitting a proposal for a graduate student initiative.

Funding

The GSA will consider funding for academic initiatives and social initiatives:

  • Up to 100% of any proposal costing up to $500;
  • Up to 50% of the next $500 of the proposal;
  • Up to 25% of any additional amount of the proposal.
  • Proposal applicants that are offered funding by the GSA must provide itemized receipts in order to be reimbursed. 
  • Funds offered by the GSA must be used in the term that they are offered.

How to Apply

  • Apply by completing the Graduate Student Initiatives form.
  • Members who opt-out of the Social Initiatives fee are NOT eligible to apply for GSI funding for social events. 
  • The GSA will call for proposals up to three times per term.  Plan to submit your proposal according the schedule.
  • The deadline for submitting a proposal will normally be two weeks from the call for proposals.
  • Please submit your proposal by NOON
Call for proposals-opening Deadline for proposal submission by
12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Period of Call for Graduate Student Initiatives Proposals
September 1, 2019 September 15, 2019
October 1, 2019 October 15, 2019
November 1, 2019 November 15, 2019

Timeline and Decision

  • Proposals that are submitted before the deadline may be offered funding within two to four weeks.
  • Late proposals will not be considered but may be re-submitted through the next call for proposals.

Right to Rescind Offer

  • The GSA reserves the right to rescind any offer of funding at any time and for any reason.

Effecitve Fall 2019, members who opt-out of the Social Initiatives fee are NOT eligible to apply for GSI funding for social events. 


Territorial Acknowledgement

We, the Graduate Student Association - University of Waterloo, acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River. 


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