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Conference Grant Application

Conference Funding Information

Before completing this application please ensure that you have reviewed the TRUSU Grant Application Process and application deadlines to ensure that you are eligible to apply for funding for this event.

You are completing an application for conference attendance funding. These funds are intended to assist students in attending conference and competitions related to their field of study.  Conference grants will cover your eligible expenses to a maximum of $1,000/person and $5,000/group.

Expenses eligible for grant funding are:
  • Registration fees (does not include organizational memberships)
  • Accommodation expenses (does not include food)
  • Travel expenses
In order to be eligible for this grant :
  • all individuals included in your application must be registered in at least one on-campus course in the current semester;
  • the conference may not be required for completion of your course or program;
  • the conference you are attending may not take place more than one semester into the future;
  • another group may not have already received funding to attend the same conference;
  • members of your group may not have received uReap funding for research related to the conference

If you have any questions about TRUSU Grants or the application process please contact our Membership Development Coordinator at or by phone at (250) 828-5289.


***Concerns Related to COVID-19***

We are accepting applications for both virtual and physical conference funding; however, we require that all applicants be prepared for the likelihood that your physical conference could be cancelled or you may be unable to travel to the conference location. This includes ensuring that you have options for travel refunds and that you are prepared to speak to your cancellation plans in your presentation. Approval of in-person applications will be based on health and travel advisories at the time your application is submitted. 

Click here for updated information on travel and health restrictions that will apply to your application. 

1. Applicant Contact Information *This question is required.
2. Presentation *This question is required.I (the primary applicant listed above) am prepared to attend the Board of Directors meeting at the date and time outlined in the Deadlines Information. I acknowledge that I cannot send another representative to present on my behalf and my application will not be eligible for funding if I am unable to attend the meeting. 


In order to be eligible for TRUSU Grant funding you must present your application to the TRUSU Board of Directors. 
If you are unable to attend the meeting you should have someone else from your group serve as the primary applicant. 
3. Program/Course Credit *This question is required.Will members of your group be receiving course/program credits for your attendance?
In order to be eligible for grant funding the conference you are seeking to attend cannot be required for completion of your course or program. 
4. uReap Funding *This question is required.Have members of your group recieved a UReap grant for research they are presenting at this conference?
Members of your group who have already received UReap funding for research related to the conference or competition are not eligible for a TRUSU Conference Attendance Grant.