Professional Development Grant

Fall Intake: November 2 – 16, 2020

Winter Intake: February 1 – 15, 2021

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. 

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., forms complete, necessary signatures obtained). Only COMPLETE applications (submitted as one PDF file) will be accepted for review. Do not submit until your application is COMPLETE.

It is ideal if you submit your application as a “flattened” (not editable) PDF file to minimize transmission issues when submitting. 

Questions? Email 

Fall 2020 Note: NEW PDG Application Form and Terms of Reference COMING SOON. Applications will be for retroactive activities only (i.e., events, etc. already paid for and/or attended). Please review the NEW Terms of Reference and use the 2020-21 Application (coming soon). Download the application and fill it out on your computer.

  • 2020-21 Professional Development Grant Terms of Reference (coming fall 2020)
  • 2020-21 Professional Development Grant Application (coming fall 2020)

Please click the button below to submit your application form.

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