GSA Quality Money

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.

- Hosting an online conference, workshop series, or event due to in-person attendance guidelines/restrictions? These projects may qualify as well. Please email if you have questions.
- Please note QM cannot be used for honorariums, awards, gifts, or cash prizes. Please refer to the handbook or email
- Within 30 days of your project’s completion, you must submit an annual report to

Please review the GSA website and QM Handbook BEFORE applying.

First intake period: August 1 – 15, 2021
Second intake period: October 1 – 15, 2021
Third intake period: January 1 – 15, 2022
Fourth intake period: February 21 – March 7, 2022

Supplemental Questions
  1. Project Details
    • 1. Project Name
    • 2. Amount of GSA Quality Money Requested ($ CAD)
    • 3. Submitted by
    • 4. Project Start Date
    • 5. Project End Date
  2. Project Abstract - Provide a 250-500 word abstract for reporting and marketing purposes.
  3. Project Description (1000 words max.) - In no more than 1000 words, please provide us a summary of your initiative. Be sure to include: a brief history of the situation/issue, a rationale for the initiative, and what your project/initiative would look like. If the project involves outside or other facilities, please include (as an attachment) your communiqué with the affected parties.
  4. Alignment with GSA Quality Money Pillars - How does the project align with the GSA Quality Money Pillars? Your initiative must align with at least one (see Quality Money Handbook for details).
  5. Project Timeline - Please provide us with a timeline of your initiative. Be sure to include expected completion dates and when any activities are expected to take place.
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