AMS Grants & Bursaries

The AMS is committed to improving financial accessibility for all Queen’s students.

If you have any questions about AMS Grants and Bursaries please email the Vice President (University Affairs) at .

Clubs grants can be found under the Clubs section.

Grants

applications are assessed on a monthly basis

Accessibility Queen’s

Accessibility Queen’s, a committee under the Social Issues Commission, provides grants for initiatives designed to improve physical, academic, and social accessibility for Queen’s students across campus. These grants will be awarded to initiatives that best meet the eligibility requirements as listed in the grant application. If you have any questions about these grants, email the Accessibility Queen’s co-chairs at or the Social Issues Commissioner (External) at . Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The grant selection committee meets to review application at the end of each month. To be considered during this month’s application round, please submit your application by 4pm of the last Friday of the month.

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Applications have now closed

Equity Grants

Equity Grants are provided through the Social Issues Commission to promote the fostering of an anti-oppressive and safe environment in the Queen’s community. These grants target organizations engaged in community outreach, educational campaigns, and awareness raising projects that meet the eligibility requirements listed in the grant application. If you have any questions about these grants, email the Social Issues Commissioner (External) at .

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This grant will reopen in February, 2024.

Black History Month Grant

The Black History Month Grant is a new initiative through the Social Issues Commission, with matched funding provided by the University, that aims to take a step towards recognizing anti-Black racism at Queen’s. The grant hopes to provide tangible support for Black student groups on campus and for Black History Month programming and events. To be eligible, the celebration, education or advocacy around Black identities and Blackness must be at the core of the organization’s mandate, with goals to provide inclusive Black History Month programming. If you have any questions about this grant, email the Social Issues Commissioner (External) at .

applications for 2023 have closed.

MyIsabel Grant

The MyIsabel Grant was created to provide groups on campus the chance to use the facilities at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts (IBCPA) without an associated cost. If you would like to have an event at the Isabel in either the lobby space or in the Concert Hall this grant can help to make the space more financially accessible for your event to run. For any further inquiries regarding parameters of the qualifications for the MyIsabel Grant, please email Janelle MacPherson-Kenney at 

To be eligible for the MyIsabel Grant, applications must demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Priority shall be given to event ideas that are innovative, likely to engage students and generally thought to enhance the quality and diversity of campus life.
  • Events that may link to the broader Kingston community may be considered.
  • Priority will be given to new events and to clubs which have not received this grant in the past.
  • Recipients shall be AMS members
  • Applicants must provide evidence of financial plans in the form of a projected budget
  • Applicants must specify any requested or received funding from AMS or non-AMS sources

For more information, contact the Campus Affairs Commissioner at 

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Grants and Bursaries

Bursaries

applications are accepted on a rolling basis with final submission for 2023-24 academic year on March 1st at 11:59

The AGC Academic Accessibility bursary

The AGC (Academic Grievance Center) Academic Accessibility bursary is provided by the External Affairs Commission. This bursary is intended to help undergraduate students in financial need with non-tuition costs associated with their courses such as: textbooks, lab equipment and PPE, field trips, and more. If you are unable to afford these costs, or could use some help to afford them, this bursary is intended to subsidize your non-tuition academic expenses, partially or in full.  

To be eligible for the AGC Academic Accessibility bursary, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Are a currently enrolled undergraduate student at Queen’s University 
  • Have paid their AMS Membership Fee 
  • Are currently enrolled in at least one class
  • Demonstrate financial need 

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applications will reopen in April of 2024

AMS Student Graduation Bursary

The purpose of the Student Graduation Bursary is to enhance financial accessibility for all AMS student members attending convocation. The bursary is designed to subsidize, partially or in full, fees associated with graduation whereby the student would otherwise be unable to participate for reasons relating to financial hardship.  

To be eligible for the Student Graduation Bursary, applicants must be an undergraduate student at Queen’s University graduating the year of the application and have paid their AMS membership fee for the academic year prior. Additionally, students must demonstrate their financial need by completing the application listed below. If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Affairs Commissioner at .

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Applications are received and approved on a rolling basis

AMS Student Experience Bursary

The purpose of the Student Experience Bursary is to enhance the financial accessibility of events run by AMS ratified clubs or Faculty Societies for all AMS members. The bursary is designed to subsidize, partially or in full, fees required for events where a student would otherwise be unable to participate for reasons relating to financial hardship.

To be eligible for the Student Experience Bursary, students must demonstrate their financial need by completing the application form above. There is no deadline for this bursary and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Affairs Commissioner at .

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AMS/SGPS Out-of-City Healthcare Travel Bursary

Established in May 2016 by the Alma Mater Society and the Society of Graduate and Professional Students, and awarded on the basis of self-identified need on the part of the applicant who requires financial support to attend healthcare appointments outside of City of Kingston, generally with a Specialist. The amount of funding for the Healthcare Travel Bursary is limited.

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Applications are received and approved on a rolling basis

International Student Bursary

The International Student Bursary allows international students to apply for help in alleviating any financial burdens they may be facing. This bursary will be open only to international students and can cover costs such as rent, textbooks, food, tuition, etc. Applicants will be able to apply to the grant only once a semester. To be eligible for the International Student Bursary, you must be an international student enrolled full-time in Kingston and must demonstrate your financial need by completing the application form below. If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Affairs Commissioner at .

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AMS Membership Bursary

The AMS has established a bursary to assist a limited number of students facing significant financial need in paying for their student activity fees. 1. Established in 2014 and value variable up to a maximum of the value of the AMS Mandatory Student Fees each year. Students can apply for the bursary through the General bursary application available on SOLUS. There will not be a separate application. If you have any questions or concerns about this bursary, please contact the Vice President (University Affairs).

Emergency Taxi Fund

The AMS Taxi Bursary exists to assist students who have temporary mobility difficulties with extra costs they may face. Students may apply for this bursary through Student Awards. In order to be eligible, you must provide a doctor’s note verifying your temporary disability and document your taxi usage. The maximum available amount is $250.

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Applications will reopen on January 19th, 2023 at 12:00 AM

Sustainability Action Fund

The goal of the Sustainable Action Fund (SAF) is to improve and promote sustainability at Queen’s by providing funding to relevant events and initiatives that have applied during the application period. The applicability of the fund is extremely broad and has been granted to a variety of initiatives including conferences, a greenhouse, a residence composting imitative, and a secure bike storage facility. This is an excellent opportunity to fund undergraduate projects focused on different aspects of sustainability.Apply now

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