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The Concordia Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is pleased to offer graduate students financial assistance for presenting a paper or leading a workshop at a conference in their field. The GSA acknowledges the importance for graduate students to present their research at conferences to aid in the development of their academic and professional careers. As such, the GSA is pleased to support and encourage students to present their research through this subsidy program.
Before you submit your GSA conference funding application please review the eligibility and documentation guidelines.
Eligibility Requirements:
            1. All graduate students registered at Concordia University are eligible to apply for the GSA Conference Funding Assistance Program.
             2. Each student is limited to a maximum of $500.00 reimbursement per academic year (including Fall, Winter and Summer semesters).
             3. If awarded a subsidy, the student will receive at least the minimum amount of $100.

***Conferences that take place at Concordia University and in the city of Montreal are not eligible for conference funding assistance through the GSA Conference Funding Assistance Program.

Application Deadline:
To apply for this subsidy, you are not required to obtain pre-approval prior to attending your conference. Instead you must submit your application after having attended the conference. The GSA must receive your completed application form and all required documentation no later than 30 calendar days after the last day of the conference. The GSA regrets to inform students that we cannot accept documentation beyond this deadline.

GSA Extra-Curricular Engagement Program
The Concordia Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is pleased to offer graduate students financial assistance for attending and participating in academic projects or events that are related to their field of study. The GSA acknowledges the importance of participating in projects and attending events in the student’s field of study that is related to the student’s research and field of study, but not necessarily presenting research at a conference. This subsidy is intended for individual students in course-based programs who wish or are required to engage in extra-curricular events and/or academic projects within their field of study, and such events or projects require the student to pay out-of- pocket in order to participate. While this subsidy prioritizes students in course-based programs, all graduate students at Concordia are eligible to apply.
Potential projects and events might include but are not limited to:
1. Individual projects that require personal expenses
2. Leading workshops that require personal expenses
3. Attending festivals (Example: arts and cultural festivals) where one’s work is to be exhibited
Before you submit your GSA Extra-Curricular Engagement application please review the eligibility and documentation guidelines.
Eligibility Requirements:
1. All graduate students registered at Concordia University are eligible to apply for the GSA Extra-Curricular Engagement subsidy.
2. Each student is limited to a maximum of $500.00 reimbursement per academic year (including Fall, Winter and Summer semesters).
3. If awarded a subsidy, the student will receive at least the minimum amount of $100.

Application Deadline:
To apply for this subsidy, you are not required to obtain pre-approval prior to attending or participating in an event or project. Instead you must submit your application after having attended or participated in your event. The GSA must receive your completed application form and all required documentation no later than 30 calendar days after the last day of the project or event. The GSA regrets to inform students that we cannot accept documentation beyond this deadline.

Special Project Funding
Definition
The Special Project Funding subsidy is intended to help GSA members and Departmental or Faculty Student Associations in a specific project or event that is designed to contribute to the quality of life, environmental, social or cultural awareness of members of the GSA.
Eligibility
In addition to the general eligibility criteria, applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Special Project Funding.
 Eligibility of the Group
a. The representatives of the group must be members of GSA.
b. The group did not receive funding from GSA in the current academic year.
Eligibility of the Project
To be eligible, a project must meet the following criteria:
a. Be open to all GSA members.
b. The participation of the event or activity must be free of charge for GSA members.
c. The applicant/s must clearly demonstrate how the project will contribute to the quality of life, and/or environmental, social or cultural awareness of members of the GSA.

Academic Project Funding
Definition
The Academic Project Funding is intended to help GSA members and Departmental or Faculty Student Associations in a specific project or event related to their area of studies.
Eligibility
In addition to the general eligibility criteria, the applicant must meet both of the following criteria to be eligible for the Academic Project Funding.
Eligibility of the Group
a. To be eligible, all group representatives must be members of the GSA.
b. The Departmental or Faculty Student Association who applies or the one related to the committee who applies must have met the criteria for the “Policy on departmental and Faculty Student Association Allocation” to be eligible.
Eligibility of the Project
a. To be eligible the activity or event must be of academic nature to the area of academic study of the applicant/s.

Departmental Allocation
Graduate Department Associations are an integral part of the graduate student community. Each
Graduate Department Association is an independent democratic entity designed to represent
students. As the overarching graduate student body, the Graduate Student Association (GSA)
allocates funds yearly to each qualifying Graduate Department Association and must ensure the
accountability, transparency and democratic integrity of each association.
Eligibility
To be eligible for funding, a Departmental or Faculty Student Association must meet to following
criteria:
a. Hold bylaws that are approved by the majority of its constituency.
Said bylaws shall include clause(s) related to quorum for a General Assembly and
a process by which the bylaws can be changed.
Said bylaws shall respect the general principals of democracy and equality.
b. Hold a least one General Assembly (GA) every academic year during which the
departmental or faculty student association’s by-laws are open to discussion and change.
If quorum for the said general assembly is not met, according to the internal bylaws
of the Graduate Department Association, approval of this criterion is left to
the discretion of the GSA council.
c. Executives must be democratically elected every year through an open, fair and
transparent electoral process, which is adequately communicated to all constituents, even
in the case of acclamation.
d. Be duly registered with GSA. In the case of departmental or faculty student association
that do not have to pass by GSA in order to be registered with the Dean of Student of
Concordia, the communication of the names, emails, telephone number and student ID of
their representative directly to GSA will be considered as a registration.
 

Interested? Make sure you carefully read the funding policy!

Ready to apply?

Send your application with all the required document at this address: gsa.funding@gmail.com

Have questions? E-mail us and we will be happy to answer them.