External Funding

Where involvement begins.

Whether you are looking to fund an activity or looking to attend a conference, there are a number of other granting resources on campus. Depending on your group’s mandate, your group may be eligible for some of the following grants. Be sure to check with the specific Faculty, Department, or Service for the grant eligibility, requirements and deadlines.

The Career Centre has put together a very comprehensive list of granting sources on and off campus which you can access on this Google Document!

We have listed some more details on specific on-campus grants below:

Green and Gold Grant

Conceived to help foster undergraduate and graduate students’ leadership skills and professional development and now allocating funds from the Student Engagement Fund. It’s possible to get 100% of your conference or applicable activity funded through this grant. Note that activities organized/hosted by your student group are not eligible, but individuals or groups looking to participate in professional development activities likely will be. Administered through CAPS: Your U of A Career Centre. For more information and application deadlines, visit www.greenandgoldgrant.ualberta.ca

Green Grants

The Office of Sustainability is the University of Alberta’s sustainability initiative. They offer great programs and services throughout the year. If your group project or event contributes to the sustainability of our campus, check out the Green Grants offered by the Office of Sustain- ability for more information as well as eligibility requirements and the application process.

Shell Enhanced Learning Fund

Supported by Shell Canada Limited, the SELF grant gives groups and individuals the opportunity for en- hanced learning experience. Students must be registered at the University of Alberta to be eligible (this includes full-time, part-time, undergraduate and graduate students) and groups that are registered are eligible to apply for activities such as conferences and group events or projects.


Crowdfunding from USEED@UAlberta allows you to take advantage of a powerful online funding tool with specialized training for your leadership team and fundraising champions! USEED even provides expert coaching to help you through the process. If your project qualifies, the Univer- sity will cover the costs of the program!


APIRG is The Alberta Public Interest Research Group based here on campus. They are a student run non-profit organization that is dedicated to community-based research, education and social activism. Check out their website to see if your group is eligible for grants that they offer. They also provide great non-monetary resources that may be useful for your group.

Graduate Students’ Association

Is your group registered with the Graduate Students Association? If so, your group may be eligible for the GSA’s Academically Related Student Group Grant (SGG). The grant supports academic events. For more information and to apply, check out the GSA website!

Faculty Associations or Program Specific Grants

Some Faculties, Faculty Associations, Departments, or Programs may provide granting and funding for student groups or individuals. For a list of Faculty Associations, visit the COFA site.

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