Programs and Initiatives
Awards and Grants
University Conference Fund Program
To be considered for funding, conferences/workshops must:
- be sponsored or co-sponsored by the University or a member of the campus community;
- take place in Saskatchewan (with preference given to conferences held at the University of Saskatchewan);
- anticipate a minimum registration of 50 and have a program covering at least one full day;
Three competitions are held annually; intake deadlines are January 1, May 1 and September 1
Applications for conference funding will be adjudicated based on the following criteria:
- impact of the conference in one of the following areas: research, student scholarship, public outreach, teaching, or administrative performance;
- ability of the conference to attract national or international speakers and participants of significance in the relevant field or area;
- significance of the conference theme to the University of Saskatchewan;
- a realistic budget and proposed program;
Of highest priority are those conferences sponsored by national or international associations that will be hosted by the UofS. Regional conferences will be considered for support if they promote UofS areas of priority and serve to enhance institutional reputation and impact.
The Conference Fund is not intended as a mechanism to support workshops, seminars, course activities and poster events, visiting speakers, college or departmental symposia, and other small and focused events. It is not intended as a source of funding for recurring UofS - based events, although it may provide inaugural seed funding in the first year of such events.
Due to funds being limited, it may not be possible to fund all deserving proposals; nor to fund proposals at the requested level.
Value and Duration of the Award
Awards ranging in value from $250 to $5,000 will be available.
Conferences must occur within two years of application.
Funding received through the Conference Fund Grant Program is not intended to cover the full costs of the conference. In their application, conference organizers are asked to outline other revenue sources, including a realistic projection of registration and other fees that will be charged to conference participants. Applicants must also indicate how surplus conference-generated funds will be used.
A brief report of conference outcomes and an accompanied financial statement is required within six (6) months of the conference date.
Adjudication CommitteeThe Offices of the Associate Vice-President Research and the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations will manage the program and will strike an appropriate adjudication committee.
May 2012 Intake successful recipients to receive funding to support the following workshops/conferences: (view)
- Economic and Social Integration of Migrants and Immigrants: A Comparative Approach
- PDW 2011
- 12th Annual Workshop on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
- Canadian Abstract Harmonic Analysis Symposium (CAHAS) 2010
- Food Animal Educators’ Conference
- 25th Annual National Association of Board Chairs & Secretaries Annual Meeting & Conference
- 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference
- 2nd Annual Lupina Health Policy Modeling Workshop
- Conference on Macroeconomics and Economics
- Research Research to Practice: Global/Local Collaboration in School Health
- Edwards Symposium on Corporate Governance
- Intersectional Gender Action Research: Global Partners II and Allies
- Innovations in Qualitative Research 2010
- International Roundtable on Indigenous Community Planning & Land Use Management Conference
- 3rd Prairie Infectious Immunology Network Meeting
September 2012 Intake successful recipients to receive funding to support the following workshops/conferences: (view)
- 13th Biennial Violence and Aggression Symposium
- The Interprofessional Management of Diabetes and It’s Complications Workshop
- Western Canadian Medicinal Chemistry Workshop
- 25th Annual Hort Week
- In Search of Good: Scholarly Perspectives in Conversation CAREB/CAURA West 2010
- 38th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology
- 2010 In Motion/en movement National Physical Activity Institute
- Engaging in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
January 2013 Intake successful recipients to receive funding to support the following workshops/conferences: (view)
- Western Canadian Campus Recreation Conference
- 3rd International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare
- "Dog Days" Discussion on Sustainable Animal Management in Indigenous Communities
- New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts: Living the Legacy
- Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care
- Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists
- Contemporary Policies & Politics: Evolutionary and Transformative Changes
- The Cree Wanderer: Conversations Through Time
- Grassland Remote Sensing International Conference