Grant Application

AACUSS offers three different grants for full grant details and eligibility information please click on the grants below:

AACUSS Special Projects Grant The AACUSS Special Projects Grant has been established by AACUSS as a way of providing individuals/departments with the opportunity to complete research and develop new programs related to issues in Student Services. The new programs must enhance existing and/or develop new information in the field of student development.

The following criteria must be met by applicants for this award:

The applicant(s) requesting funds for the special project must be a registered AACUSS member for at least one year; The applicant(s) must be presenting a project that can be completed, or piloted, within a one-year period; The applicant(s) must submit a description outlining the purpose and operational budget for their research/program development; The proposal should clearly articulate how the project will be beneficial to students or the Student Affairs and Services practice; The person(s) receiving the grant agrees to present the project at the next AACUSS annual conference; The person(s) completing the project agrees to submit at least one article to AACUSS Talks within a year of project completion; AACUSS Executive Officers are ineligible to apply for AACUSS Special Projects Grants; Divisional Representatives may apply. Award

Subject to the availability of funds, this award consists of:

Up to $500 for the Special Project; The grant recipient will receive notification at the AACUSS AGM; A maximum of $500.00 travel bursary to present the findings at the next AACUSS annual conference. The application must include:

  • A short description of the project;
  • A budget (including expenses, required funding, and other sources of funding received or requested).

  • AACUSS Research Grant This grant created by the AACUSS Executive during the 08-09 year was established to encourage registered AACUSS members (having been a member for at least one year) to apply for a research grant up to $1000.00 to conduct their research.

    The following criteria must be met by applicants for this award:

    The person(s) requesting the research grant must be a registered AACUSS member for at least one year; The person(s) must be presenting a research proposal that can be completed within a one-year period; The person(s) receiving the grant agrees to present the findings of their research at next AACUSS conference; The person(s) completing the research agrees to write at least one article for submission to AACUSS talks within a year research completion The requester(s) must submit a research proposal outlining the purpose, methodology and operational budget for their research; The proposal should clearly articulate how the results would be of a benefit to the Student Affairs and Services practice. Special preference will be given to proposals which show collaboration within different departments of a post secondary institution or collaboration between different universities/colleges/campuses. AACUSS Executive members are unable to apply for research grants, divisional representatives may apply.

    Award:

    Subject to the availability of funds, this award consists of: Up to $1000 for the completion of research The grant recipient will receive notification at the AACUSS AGM at each AACUSS conference A maximum of $500.00 Travel bursary to present the findings at the next conference. Subject to availability of funds

    The application package must include: The research proposal outlining the purpose, methodology and operational budget for their research; The proposal should clearly articulate how the results would be of a benefit to the Student Affairs and Services practice. Deadline: April 15, 2017


    AACUSS Conference Grant Program[Closed] Originally established to celebrate the 20th Anniversary Conference, the AACUSS Conference Grant Program was created to assist applicants who can demonstrate financial need. This program provides up to eight grants to facilitate conference participation of AACUSS members from each of the four Atlantic provinces: Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The AACUSS Conference Grant Program includes two types of grants: Conference Travel Grants and Conference Registration Grants. AACUSS members are eligible to apply for one or both types of grants.

    1. Conference Travel Grant

    The Conference Travel Grant was established as a way of encouraging new and existing members to participate in the annual AACUSS Conference. This program provides up to four grants to facilitate conference participation of AACUSS members from each of the four Atlantic provinces: Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, (one grant per province).

    Award Criteria: Conference Travel Grants are intended to assist new and current members with the travel costs up to $500.00 for attending the annual AACUSS conference. Previous AACUSS Conference Grant Program recipients are typically ineligible to submit an application for assistance unless they can demonstrate extraordinary financial need. An individual can receive this grant a maximum of once every five years. In order to qualify for the award, the recipient must attend the conference. AACUSS is not responsible for the costs associated with non-attendance. Conference Travel Grants cannot be deferred for use at a subsequent AACUSS event.

    Assessment Procedure: Conference Travel Grant applications will be reviewed by the AACUSS Awards Committee chaired by the Past President. The decision of the Committee will be final. Recipients will be presented with their grants at the annual AACUSS conference. Subject to availability of funding.

    Application Procedure: Applications are to be in writing and include the attached budget verifying financial need.

    2. Conference Registration Grant

    The Conference Registration Grant was established as a way of encouraging new and existing members to participate in the annual AACUSS Conference. This program provides up to four grants to facilitate conference participation of AACUSS members from each of the four Atlantic provinces: Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, (one grant per province).

    Award Criteria: Conference Registration Grants are intended to assist members with the cost of the conference registration fee in attending the annual AACUSS conference. Previous AACUSS Conference Grant Program recipients are typically ineligible to submit an application for assistance unless they can demonstrate extraordinary financial need. An individual can receive this grant a maximum of once every five years. In order to qualify for the award, the recipient must attend the conference. AACUSS is not responsible for the costs associated with non-attendance. Conference Registration Grants cannot be deferred for use at a subsequent AACUSS event.

    Assessment Procedure: Conference Registration Grant applications will be reviewed by the AACUSS Awards Committee chaired by the Past President. The decision of the Committee will be final. Recipients will be presented with their grants at the annual AACUSS conference. Subject to availability of funds.

    Application Procedure: Applications are to be in writing and include the attached budget verifying financial need.