SGS Awards & Funding
Decision-making criteria can be accessed here:
- Travel Award
- Student Service Award
GSA Awards & Funding
If you have any questions or concerns about GSA Awards & Funding please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This award was established by the GSA to assist with travel costs for full-time graduate students who are presenting at an internationally recognized conference within Canada or elsewhere. It can cover the costs for up to $500 CDN and five (5) per semester are awarded. The student must have been admitted to their graduate program of study at the U of L prior to the conference. Students may only receive this award once per degree level. Priority will be given to students who have not received the Profiling and/or Dissemination Awards from SGS. Applications can be submitted to the GSA office in Markin Hall, room 2041. *Please note*: Although the application states that you should apply prior to attending the conference, there is no deadline for this award. Students can apply at any time.
Student Service Award
This award was established by the GSA to recognize service by graduate students to the University of Lethbridge Graduate student population beyond research and teaching. The maximum bursary is $500 and may be received once per degree program. The student must be currently registered at the University of Lethbridge as a part or full-time graduate student. Applications can be submitted to the GSA office in Markin Hall, room 2041. Deadline: April 15th.
Graduate Students' Association Research Bursary
This award was established by the GSA in recognition of the financial challenges faced by students to pay for research. This bursary is meant to offset ancillary costs of the graduate students' research (e.g., expendable research equipment, printing costs, publication fees) that would not have a reasonable expectation to be paid by the students supervisor. The maximum bursary is $500 per degree program (but see the application for a description of reasonable expenses). Applicants must be registered or entering into the graduate program as a full-time student at the University of Lethbridge. Applications can be submitted to the GSA office in Markin Hall, room 2041. Deadlines: April 15th and October 15th.
Student Event Financial Assistance
The GSA has funding available to support its members in planning academic or social events. To be considered for financial assistance, an event must contribute to the advancement of the GSA’s mandate, applications must be received at least two weeks before the date of the event.
Policy on Student Event Financial Assistance:
1) The GSA has funding available to support its members in planning academic or social events. To be considered for financial assistance, an event must contribute to the advancement of the GSA’s mandate. For more information about GSA's mandate, see our "About" page.
2) Applications must be received at least two weeks before the date of the event, and may be submitted online to email@example.com (or firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the GSA office (Markin Hall 2041).
3) Funding applications will be considered on an individual basis by the GSA Council.
4) Any one group may apply for this funding a maximum of one time per GSA Council term (defined as: May to April the following year).
5) GSA funding cannot be used to cover any expenses associated with alcohol.
6) Depending upon the nature of the event, attendees may be required to sign waivers of responsibility before funding is provided.
7) The maximum amount that will be awarded for any event is the lesser of $500 or 50% of the budgeted cost of the event. One (1) award of up to $500 can be given out during a GSA Council term.
Emergency Bursary Fund
The GSA Emergency Bursary Fund was introduced in the 2010-2011 academic year. It can cover the costs of for up to $500 CDN. Each bursary is a non-repayable grant, issued to current graduate students who require immediate assistance due to an unanticipated emergency and have exhausted all other available funding options. Emergencies include, but are not limited to financial shortfalls relating to: health issues, accidents, thefts, loss of possessions, fire, natural disaster, technological malfunctions, issues relating to your place of accommodation etc. Please note that applications should be dropped off to the GSA office in Markin Hall, room 2041.
Graduate Citizenship Award
As listed on the ALIS website: "50 scholarships valued at $2000 CDN each. Available to graduate students studying at the following universities in Alberta: the University of Alberta, The University of Lethbridge, The University of Calgary and Athabasca University. The scholarship will recognize student contribution to Alberta communities through various volunteer activities which may include but not limited to student government, or student societies, clubs or organizations, or community work."