The Interdepartmental Science Students’ Society is an inclusive and transparent science faculty association existing to offer useful services, to connect its diverse membership, and to advocate so that science students may enjoy an enriching and valuable undergraduate experience.

In order to foster a sense of community within the faculty as well as to provide science student groups with much needed funding for their ventures, the ISSS has developed a granting system for Council of Science Student Associations Members.

The Granting Application will be available in BearsDen for all groups to access using a University of Alberta CCID. To access the Form after logging in, go to Organisations, type in “ISSS” in the search field. On the ISSS main page, click “Forms” on the sidebar to the left of the screen. For further clarifications and details, please contact [email protected].

Granting Timeline


  • Will receive notice of auto-funding by September 12, 2016
  • Once the notice has been sent out by the COSSA Director, groups may come to the ISSS Office (CCIS 1-150) to pick up their cheques.

Round 1

  • Application Deadline (online): October 9, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Granting for events taking place between October 31, 2016 and January 29th, 2017.

Round 1 Granting Decisions

  • Approval/Refusal: October 30, 2016 (or last weekday before this date)

Round 2

  • Application Deadline (online): January 8, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Granting for events taking place between January 30, 2017 and April 22, 2017.

Round 2 Granting Decisions

  • Approval/Refusal: January 29, 2017 (or last weekday before this date)

Round 3

  • Application Deadline (online): March 4, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Granting for events taking place between April 23, 2017 and August 26th, 2017.

Round 3 Granting Decisions

  • Approval/Refusal: March 25, 2017 (or last weekday before this date)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be members of the Council of Science Students’ Associations (COSSA).
  • Grants are available only for item(s) or activities that directly improve the undergraduate experience of ISSS Members (all students in the Faculty of Science).
  • To support sustainable financial practices, COSSA will only grant up to 50% of the total cost for the item(s) or activity.
  • Recurring events within one academic year (October 25 to October 25 of the next year) will be subject to the same regulations as non-recurring events. However, after the first instance of the event, the Granting Committee may decide to allocate up to the maximum grant for each recurrence of the event ahead of time, up to a certain number of recurrences, subject to the Granting Committee’s assessment of the event.
  • Grants may not be used for purposes that violate the Code of Student Behaviour, Municipal, Provincial, or Federal Law, the Constitution, or are partisan or denominational in nature.