DGA Funding and Forms


For more information, please read the DGA Policy, the DGA Handbook or email governance.gsa@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

Important Deadlines

  • October 15, 2019

    Change of Information

  • October 15, 2019

    Event Grant Intake 1

  • April 15, 2020

    Event Grant Intake 2

  • April 30, 2020

    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 governance.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Event Planning Support

Please use this Event Submission Form to request equipment rental, event grant, LDL coupons, and GSA promotional items.
Deadline: Must submit this form at least 3 weeks before the event.

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.

Book classrooms/tables/green spaces directly through the Classroom Event Management (CEM) website

Note: DGAs and GSGs charging an admission fee for their events will not be included in to the free classrooms allotted. They will be subject to the non-profit standard classroom rental rate, set by CEM, minus 15% discount. See the CEM Space Booking Agreement for further details.

Click here to view the event planning handbook & forms

LDL Discount

DGAs can receive a 25% discount on food only during informal gatherings of six (6) or more people after 2pm with a DGA Executive present. The DGA Executive must be on the contact list registered with the GSA. The discount applies to food only. Discounts cannot be givenon any LDL daily features. For larger events, we recommend that you book in advance, which can be done by contacting the LDL General Manager, by phone at (403) 210-6466 or by email at gsarest@ucalgary. ca. For more information, please check our DGA Handbook .

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.