Professional Development Grant

Fall Intake: October 24 – November 4, 2022 

Winter Intake: January 30 – February 10, 2023

Applications are due at 4:00 pm MT on the last day of the intake period. Applications submitted after 4:00 pm MT will NOT be accepted/reviewed. 

Professional Development Grants (PDGs) are funded by the Graduate Students’ Association (Association) of the University of Calgary (UCalgary). The PDGs fund academic pursuits that are not directly related to degree requirements, but are of value to the academic careers, or will enhance the intellectual life of graduate students at the UCalgary.

It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your application is complete before submission (i.e., application form complete, supporting documents attached). Only COMPLETE applications will be accepted for review.

NOTE: applications only accepted for activities that have occurred in the past 12 months (will not be accepting applications for future events/activities). Review the Terms of Reference for details before applying.

You must have your supporting documents combined into one (1) PDF file ready before starting the application (this includes receipts, proof of attendance, etc. File size maximum 100mb – Google how to shrink a file if your file is too large). 

Questions? Email 

New: Follow the link below to create an account using the GSA awards portal and apply for a PDG during the intake period.

Note: Applications should be for retroactive activities only (i.e., events, etc. already paid for and attended in the past 12 months). Please review the Terms of Reference before applying.

Please click the button below to create an account and submit an application

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