Application process

Applications are reviewed four times a year (September, November, January, and March) and funds are allocated by a committee of the CUAA: the Student and Young Alumni Team.

Funding support is provided to both undergraduate and graduate students; most grants do not exceed $500. Unique projects with a distinct impact on the Concordia community may receive funding up to $1000.


Application criteria

  • Applicants must be full/part time Concordia students or a recognized Concordia student association.
  • The project must benefit a group of Concordia students and cannot be an individual student project.
  • The project must further student learning and development.
  • The project must recognize and promote the CUAA as a source of funding for student initiatives.
  • All student groups are expected to submit their application in the funding period that coincides with their project or event.

What details strengthen your application?

  • Showcase the impact and reach on Concordia community:
    • Are students, alumni, faculty, staff, or friends involved? If so, how extensive is this reach?
  • Initiatives that emphasize interaction between alumni and students will be prioritized.
  • A clear budget with details related to costs, expenses, revenue, sponsorships, additional sources of funding etc.
  • A clear plan to demonstrate the feasibility of project completion or success.

 

Successful CUAA fund recipients are required to:

  • Publicly recognize and promote the CUAA Student Project Fund as a donor upon receipt of CUAA funding.
  • Cash their cheque within 30 days of issuance.
  • Provide a report within a month after the receipt of funding:
    • Final accounting demonstrating breakdown of total funds.
    • A brief explanation for the social or educational impact of the event.
  • Attend an annual CUAA meet-and-greet event in April.

Important dates

Deadline for submissions Disbursement of funds
September 23 October
November 18 December
January 27 February
March 24 April

Applications received after a deadline will considered on the following deadline.

How to apply

Prepare the following documents in ELECTRONIC FORMAT (MS Word or PDF):

  • Letter of intent (approx 250 words) which describes the project in detail: its main objectives and how it meets the evaluation criteria listed above.
  • Budget (include other sources of funding, if any)
  • Timeline
  • Letters of support (optional but recommended)

Once you have these documents:

  1. Submit your online application.
  2. Email your electronic documents to studentprograms.alumni@concordia.ca
  3. Send any hard copy documents by mail or drop-off:
Mail

CUAA Application for Student Project Funding
c/o: Alumni Officer, Students and Young Alumni
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Suite FB-520
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8

Drop-off

1250 Guy St., Suite 520 (5th floor)

Give us a shout out on social media

Tag us on your social media accounts — before, during or after your application process as well as throughout the project, event or conference.

Include our hashtag #CUalumni and tag us as appropriate: 

Thanks! We look forward to reviewing your application. 


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