GSA Professional Development Grant (PDG)

Professional Development Grants (PDGs) are funded by the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) 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 UCalgary. Please review the Terms of Reference BEFORE applying.
Value: Up to $750 CDN per approved application.

Fall intake period: November 1 – 15, 2021
Winter intake period: January 31 – February 14, 2022

Varies (max amount $750)
Supplemental Questions
  1. Professional Development Activity information
    • 1) Professional Development Type (please select any relevant to this application):
    • 2) Activity name
    • 3) Location
    • 4) Activity start date
    • 5) Activity end date
    • 6) Have you received another PDG in this academic year?
  2. Professional Development Activity Benefit
    • 1) Short Statement
    • 2) Why do you need the PDG funds?
    • How much are you requesting? (This amount cannot exceed $750, must be in CDN, and must match with your uploaded spreadsheet)
  3. Budget: Please download attached template and complete the budget. Once complete, upload the budget worksheet here. NOTE: Once you’ve completed and uploaded your budget, if you want to make additional changes simply upload a new file with your changes. Your new file will replace the existing file, no need to delete the first upload.
  4. Budget Justification (500 words) - Briefly justify the expenses outlined in your budget. Please list any measures you have taken to reduce costs and secure other funding. Your justification cannot exceed the box.
  5. Supporting Documentation Upload - Upload copies of your receipts, invoices, proof of attendance, etc. here as ONE FILE combined. Do not email your supporting documents separately, no exceptions. Refer to the PDG Terms of Reference for allowable documentation.
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