The Graduate Community Building Fund provides financial support of up to $5,000 on a competitive basis, towards special projects meeting the criteria listed below. These funds are intended to build an intellectual community within graduate programs, by bringing together students and faculty for events, lectures, symposia, etc. Criteria include:
Potential for community building for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members
How will the project benefit your graduate students?
How will the project benefit the graduate community?
These criteria are not meant to be exhaustive, but instead to highlight key elements of funding requests. Interaction outside of the formal academic structures is key; project funds will serve as a means to fill an intellectual gap in the graduate student experience and bring graduate students and faculty members closer together. Although projects are to be student-driven, support from a Graduate Program Director, Departmental Chair, or Research Centre Director is essential.
Projects that form part of a student’s required curriculum or program will not be considered.
Applications will be judged on originality, potential for community building, funding required in the context of other requests and available budget, the number of students and faculty members who will benefit, as well as feasibility of the project.
The School of Graduate Studies gratefully acknowledges the support of The Office of the Provost & Vice-President, Academic Affairs, and The Office of Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies for their contributions towards this initiative.
For information & assistance please contact:
Coordinator, Academic Programs and Development
School of Graduate Studies, GM 930.22
Tel: (514) 848-2424, Ext. 3990
School of Graduate Studies Phone: 514-848-2424, ext. 3800 Fax: 514-848-2812