Initiatives Grant: Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • Preference will be given to initiatives that encourage interdepartmental collaboration, or involve collaboration between multiple COSSA Members.
  • To support sustainable financial practices, COSSA will only grant a total of 50% of the total cost for the item(s) or activity
  • Recurring events within one academic year (October 21 to October 20 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 repeat of the event ahead of time, up to a certain number of repeats, subject to the Granting Committee’s assessment of the event.
  • COSSA Members must attend or send a proxy to COSSA meetings. Absence from a meeting will negatively affect your chances of obtaining a grant.
  • 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.