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Student Experience Grants

Student Experience Grants are designed to provide financial support for student-initiated experiential learning opportunities that allow students to engage in practical applications of theories learned through their Social Sciences education. The key criteria for funding must be the merit of the learning experience for the student and the degree to which the initiative is experiential. Experiences must also be student-initiated.

Student Eligibility

Activities offered through Experiential Education (EE) are available to students who meet our EE eligibility requirements. Additionally, students who have already received two (2) Student Experience Grants are not eligible to apply for or receive funding.

The activities associated with the grant can occur up until October 1 of the following academic year, except for students in their final year, who can only apply for funds if the experience will conclude prior to the completion of their degree requirements (e.g. Students whose final academic term ends April 30, can only apply if their experience will be completed by April 30 of that year)

Eligible Activities:

All experiences must include a hands-on, experiential element where the student is actively participating in or contributing to an activity.

Funding has been granted in the past to some of the following types of activities:

  • Experiential conferences or workshops (attending or presenting at)
  • Local, national, and international extra-curricular learning opportunities
  • Faculty-supervised, non-credit, independent research or fieldwork


This list is not exhaustive. Students are encouraged to apply for any opportunity that fits the criteria.

Deadline Dates:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, in that students can apply any time of year. However, funds are typically dispersed between September and April. 

Several information sessions will be held in the fall and winter terms to review application guidelines and provide tips on writing a successful application. Students must register on OSCARplus to attend.

More Information:

For complete information about Student Experience Grants, including application information, view the Student Experience Grant Student Information document.

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