The Students’ Union and the University have partnered to provide funding to offset the cost for students to attend conferences, host events, and hold on-campus lectures.

Funding is provided through the Comprehensive University Enhancement Fund (CUEF) and administered by the TRU Students’ Union through an application process. Students can apply for funding online by following the links below or the sidebar menu. To review the application process see the Application Process page. To find deadlines to apply for funding for conference attendance or event hosting see the Deadlines page.

Please keep in mind that funding is limited and priority will be given to first time applicants and applications that make cost-effective and efficient use of funding.

Grant Funding Categories

There are three categories that are eligible for TRUSU Grant Funding: Conference Attendance, Event Hosting, and Guest Lectures.

Conference Attendance Grant

Students are eligible to apply for funding to help offset the cost of attending a conference or competition related to their field of study. For full details regarding submitting an application to attend a conference check out the Conference Attendance Application Page.

Event Hosting Grant

In order to apply for event funding you must be recognized as an official student group by either the TRU Students’ Union or Thompson Rivers University. A list of recognized clubs can be found here.

There are two distinct types of grants available to fund events: Educational Event grants and General Event grants. Please note that the application process for each of these event grants is very different. To find out which type of event grant is best suited for your event check out the Event Grant Application Page. You cannot apply for more than one grant for the same event.

Guest Lecture Grants

In order to apply for A Guest Lecture Grant the application must be submit by a student and faculty member from the related faculty and validated by the Dean of the Faculty. Click here to check out the Guest Lecture Grant Application Page. 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the TRUSU Grants Program please contact our Communications Coordinator via email at communications@trusu.ca or by phone at 250.828.5289.