Subsidies

FALL 2022 TERM SUBSIDY APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Applications can be submitted to the SOGS Office in person  or to the confidential SOGS drop box outside the SOGS Office (MC, room 8) any time.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN HARDCOPY.

Fall 2022 RESEARCH COMPLETION FUND SUBSIDY:

  • Due Monday, October 31, 2022 at 4pm.
  • APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH A COPY OF APPLICANT’S FALL 2022 TUITION STATEMENT CONFIRMING NO FUNDING FROM WESTERN

Fall 2022 CHILDCARE, PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT, & TRAVEL:

  • Due by Wednesday, December 21, 2022  at 4pm.
  • APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH ORIGINAL RECEIPTS ATTACHED CONFIRMING PROOF OF PAYMENT OF EXPENSES LISTED IN THE APPLICATION.

If you have any questions or concerns about the submission process, please email sogs@uwo.ca or call 519-661-3394 (x. 83394 if on campus).


How to Apply:

  1. Fill out the application(s) for our subsidies (available HERE):
    • CHILDCARE
    • PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT with PLACEMENT LETTER
    • TRAVEL
    • NON-TA UHIP
    • RESEARCH COMPLETION
  2. Submit your hardcopy application to the SOGS office (MC room). DO NOT EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION.
    • Applications should include all the relevant paperwork (i.e., you abstract or boarding pass, placement letter, etc.) and original receipts. The attached documents are required for your subsidy application to be considered.
    • Live outside of London? Get in touch with the SOGS Membership Services Manager to make arrangements to submit your application via email. 

Disbursement of Funds:

If your application is successful, you will be required to bring the original/hardcopy receipts to the SOGS office before the disbursement of funds if you submitted your application electronically. SOGS is a non-profit organization that must have original receipts for subsidy applications.

Adjudication:

The SOGS Bursaries and Subsidies Committee will adjudicate these subsidies by the end of January 2020. You will be contacted by email as to the status of your application once the adjudication process is complete. 


Learn more about the different subsidies below:

Childcare Subsidy

VALUE: Up to a maximum of $500 per term

WHY: To offset the cost of child care services for graduate students.

HOW: Complete the application form and attach your receipt(s). Submit your application in HARD COPY to the SOGS office (MC room 8). DO NOT EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 4pm

*Typically the last business day of each term (i.e., August 31 for Summer 2022 Term applications)

  • NOTES:
    • The confidentiality of all applications is assured.
    • SOGS collects general statistical information about the Childcare Subsidy in order to better lobby the University for improved childcare assistance and facilities.
    • SOGS members are eligible to receive the Childcare Subsidy twice per academic year, with a cap of 3 times over the course of your graduate degree. In other words, you may only receive this subsidy a maximum of 3 times total.

Professional Placement Subsidy

VALUE: Each subsidy is worth up to a maximum of $500 based on demonstrated need.

WHY:  To off-set the costs associated with travel and accommodations of SOGS members undertaking professional placements, practicums, co-ops, or other experiential learning opportunities that are REQUIRED for the completion of their degree.

WHO: Students who are enrolled in Category II programs (i.e., non-funded professional Master’s Degrees) will be given first priority.

HOW: Complete the application form  and attach your receipt(s). Bring your application to the SOGS office in HARD COPY. DO NOT EMAIL YOUR APPLICATIONS!

DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 4pm ET

*Typically the last business day of each term 

NOTE: Applications must be submitted within the term the placement or experiential learning activity ends. For example, if you started your co-op in November and it ended in February, you submit your application in the Winter Term. 


Travel Subsidy

VALUE: Each subsidy is worth up to a maximum of $500 based on demonstrated need.

WHAT: Travel Subsidies are designed to help off-set the cost of professional conference travelling for students acting as “first-presenter”. 

WHO: All SOGS members are eligible to apply.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 4pm ET

The last business day of each term (i.e., August 31 for Summer 2022 Term applications)

HOW: Fill out the application form and attach your

      • paper abstract
      • travel documents (i.e., boarding passes)
      • receipts, and
      • registration fee OR proof of participation (i.e., page of the conference program that lists your presentation time slot)

SUBMIT your application to the SOGS office (MC room 8) in HARD COPY (DO NOT EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION.)


UHIP Subsidy for NON-TA's

The UHIP Subsidy for Non-TA’s is intended to offset the cost of the UHIP fee for members and their families. This subsidy complements the UHIP Assistant Fund for TA’s at PSAC 610.

VALUE: Each subsidy is worth up to a maximum of $250 based on demonstrated financial need.

WHO CAN APPLY: All international SOGS members who are NOT teaching assistants. NOTE: if you are a Teaching Assistant, please apply to PSAC 610’s subsidy HERE.

HOW: Fill out the application form and attach proof of your UHIP expense for the term (i.e., a copy of your tuition fee bill). Submit hardcopy applications to the SOGS office. DO NOT EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION.

2022-23 APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2023 by 4pm ET.


Research Completion Subsidy

The Research Completion Subsidy provides financial assistance to members experiencing financial precarity and who are past their funding eligibility for their program. The Research Completion Subsidy is jointly sponsored between SOGS and PSAC 610.

VALUE: up to $500

Who can apply: Members (Master’s and PhDs) who are enrolled in a course-based or thesis-based program with a research component (i.e., thesis, major research project, major research paper).

How to apply: Complete our application and send it in hardcopy to the SOGS office. DO NOT EMAIL APPLICATIONS! Applications can be found HERE.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Applications are due Monday, October 31st, 2022 at 4pm .


Notes:

    • The information collected through this form is used by SOGS for internal statistical purposes. Confidentiality of all information will be maintained.
    • The provided income information must be more than $0. We need to know how much money you are living on for the term, regardless if it is in the form of a loan, line of credit, parental/spousal support, and/or school/government funding, etc.
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