Funding


If you are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19, you are encouraged to assess your eligibility for federal support and also to contact Student Financial Support, as the GSA has made additional supplementary funding for graduate students available through this office.

 

The GSA offers four types of funding to support graduate students during their degree programs. These funds are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and, as per GSA Policy, "If all available funds have been expended in the specific period, no additional applications will be accepted during that period".

 

Academic Travel Grants

Status: Open

Funding to allow students to participate in academic activities such as conferences. *If your event has moved to an online format, you may be eligible to receive funding to offset the cost of registration or other expenses.

Child Care Grants

Status: Open

An income-based program provided to help offset the financial demand on our members in relation to child care.

Graduate Student Group Grants

Status: Open

Funding offered to registered graduate student groups to help support the costs of start-up, seminars, colloquia, or other academic events.

Emergency Bursaries

Status: Open

Non-repayable bursaries to help graduate students pay for costly unanticipated emergencies.

 

 

How are funds disbursed?

How are Child Care Grants and Academic Travel Grants disbursed?

  • Working with U of A Payroll Operations, the GSA uses direct deposit for Child Care Grants and Academic Travel Grants. In order to receive funds you must be already enrolled in direct deposit and have granted consent to view your T4/T4A receipts online.

How are Emergency Bursaries and Graduate Student Group Grants disbursed?

  • Under typical circumstances, these funds are disbursed via cheque. Alternate arrangements can be made under special circumstances. 

For other sources of funding, please click here.