DGA Funding and Forms


DGA Forms


For more information, please read the DGA Policy, the DGA Handbook or email thao.nguyen1@ucalgary.ca

Important Deadlines


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    October 15, 2018

    Change of Information

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    October 15, 2018

    Event Grant Intake 1

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    April 15, 2019

    Event Grant Intake 2 and Annual Report

DGA Funding

See below for DGA funding provided by the GSA. For more information about these funding, please read the DGA Handbook or contact the Governance Coordinator at thao.nguyen1@ucalgary.ca

Purpose: Initial funding for newly formed DGAs.
Amount: $300
Eligibility: One-time grant upon creation of a new DGA, provided that the application and all appropriate documentation have been received and approved.
Deadlines & Details: Must filled out the DGA Creation Form within 3 months of the DGA start-up date and no later than April 15 of each year.
► Apply HERE
Purpose: Annual continued funding for pre-existing DGAs.
Amount: $300
Eligibility: DGAs can apply for one $300 Operational Grant per year (April 1 – March 31) after their first year of operation.
Deadlines & Details: Must submit their annual report by April 15 each year. The online Change of Information form must be completed and submitted no later than October 15
► Apply HERE
Must apply for this Grant using the Event Submission Form at least 2-3 weeks before the event.
Purpose: Offset cost of DGA events.
Amount: Receipt amount up to $150 per intake (total of $300 per year).
Eligibility: Eligible expenses include food, beverages (non-alcoholic beverages, wine, and/or beer only), advertising and other event-related costs. Beverages should not cover more than 25% of the total bill.
Deadlines: Receipts must be submitted to the GSA before October 15 (for events hosted between Apr. 1 and Sept. 30); April 15 (for events hosted between Oct. 1 and Mar. 31).
How to apply:
► STEP 1: Submit your event here Event Submission Form

► STEP 2: Submit your receipts after the event here After Event Report Form

Must apply for this Grant using the Event Submission Form at least 2-3 weeks before the event.
Purpose: This is additional funding available beyond the individual DGA Event Grant.
Amount: Receipt amount up to $250 per intake (total of $500 per year per DGA).
Eligibility: Eligible expenses include food, beverages (non-alcoholic beverages, and wine and/or beer only), advertising and other event-related costs. Beverages should not cover more than 25% of the total bill.
Deadlines: Receipts must be submitted to the GSA before October 15 (for events hosted between Apr. 1 and Sept. 30); April 15 (for events hosted between Oct. 1 and Mar. 31).
How to apply:
► STEP 1: Submit your event here Event Submission Form

► STEP 2: Submit your receipts after the event here After Event Report Form

Event Planning Support

The GSA is pleased to provide DGAs with event support through the GSA Events Coordinator. Any questions or inquiries about an event that you would like to organize can be sent to events.gsa@ucalgary.ca. The Events Coordinator will respond to your request with a follow-up meeting or phone call to advise you. Please note that the amount of support will vary depending on the length of notice and the Events Coordinator’s workload.

Please use this Event Submission Form to request event approval for insurance coverage, equipment rental, space booking, waiver, event grant, LDL coupons, and GSA promotional items.
Deadline: Must submit this form at least 2-3 weeks before the event.
Please use the After Event Report Form to submit your event receipts after the completion of your events to receive your Event Grant.
Deadline: October 15 (for events hosted between Apr. 1 and Sept. 30) and April 15 (for events hosted between Oct. 1 and Mar. 31).
Click here to view the event planning handbook & forms

Quality Money Program

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) of the University of Calgary is committed to enhancing the student experience. Quality Money initiatives and grants are one way that the GSA returns to the student community. Emphasis is placed upon proposals which impact the majority of students, promote multidisciplinary interactions, and integrate sustainable initiatives.

Quality Money applications are processed on a competitive first-come first-served basis.

Graduate students as well as university partners are eligible to submit applications for Quality Money. Projects that have already finished are not eligible for Quality Money.

Please visit the Quality Money Program web page for more information about intakes, eligibility, and past projects.