Course Union Grants

Head Grants

Head Grants are distributed every year to organized course unions. They are a percentage of the annual UTGSU fee that each student pays. Head Grants are distributed in two installments – Fall and Winter.

The application form for the 2014-2015 Head Grant will be available for download on September 29th.

Hard copies will also be available to all Course Union representatives at the September 2014 Council Meeting.

Questions? Please contact the UTGSU Fieldworker at 416-946-8699 or

Deadline: Varies. Please refer to the application form for details.


Conference and Academic Event Grants
(formerly known as Conference Grants)

The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) offers a limited amount of funding annually in order to support conferences, workshops, or other academic events organized by graduate students at UofT. The purpose of this Grant is to foster collective or co-operative work amongst graduate students within or across disciplines.

UTGSU does not fund individuals or groups who wish to attend or present work at academic conferences here or abroad. Funding for graduate students to present at external conferences generally comes from the department. The procedures and amounts vary drastically from department to department. Ask your supervisor or graduate coordinator for details.

The application form for the 2013-2014 Conference and Academic Event Grant can be downloaded here: Conference and Academic Event Grant Application [PDF].

The maximum grant for any one academic event is $600.00.

Questions? Please contact the UTGSU Fieldworker at 416-946-8699 or

Deadline: There are two rounds of funding available.
First deadline: Wednesday December 4th at noon.
Second deadline: Wednesday March 12 at noon.


Special Grants

Special Grants are one-time annual grants available only to small course unions. Any project must be aimed at the entire graduate student population in the department and cannot cater to only one segment of the membership. Only course unions with 100 full-time equivalent students or less are eligible to apply. Please see application form for additional eligibility criteria.

The 2013-2014 application form will be sent via Campus Mail to all small Course Unions in October and is also available here: Special Grant Application [PDF].

The 2012-2013 Evaluation Form is available here: 2012-2013 Special Grant Evaluation Form [PDF].

Questions? Please contact the UTGSU Fieldworker at 416-946-8699 or

Deadline: Wednesday December 4, 2013 at noon. Successful applicants will receive funds in late January 2014.