Graduate Programs

Faculty of Arts Conference Fund

The Faculty of Arts Conference Fund supports hosting of conferences, symposia or colloquia that contribute to scholarship and are hosted by the University within Alberta.  The Conference Fund is split into two categories of funding; Category I is for Academic Staff; Category II is for Graduate Students.  Funding for the Faculty of Arts Conference fund comes from the Office of the Vice-President Research.

Value: up to:  $2,000 for conferences held on campus or within Edmonton; $1,000 for conferences held off campus but within Alberta (conferences held outside of Alberta are not eligible for funding); $1,000 for symposium/colloquium

The Faculty of Arts holds two competitions each year for the Faculty of Arts Conference Fund. 
Application deadlines are April 15 and October 15. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm.
If the deadline date falls on a weekend or stat holiday, applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm the following business day.

Eligibility: All full time faculty members and all registered graduate students in the Faculty of ARts are eligible to apply for support of appropriate conferences, symposia or colloquia making contributions to scholarship.  Conferences, symposia or colloquia hosted by graduate students or student organizations must be co-sponsored by faculty advisors willing to undertake responsibility for the award.  Please see the Deadlines and Submission Instructions document linked below for complete eligibility criteria. 

Applications should be submitted to:
Associate Dean Research
Faculty of Arts

Applications must be submitted electronically, as a single PDF with all required supporting documentation included. Hard copies or incomplete applications are not accepted and will not be considered for adjudication.

A final report is required for previous Conference Fund grants in order to qualify for future grants. If you are not sure if you have submitted a final report for a past grant, please contact



All forms and documentation have been updated as of August 1, 2016. Please ensure you are using the correct version.