How to apply for an e-grant
- You must be registered (full-time or part-time) in a graduate program at the University of Ottawa. If a member applies in a term in which they are not registered, they may be eligible to receive the e-grant on the condition that they will be registered in the subsequent term.
- You must provide a written account of attempts to obtain financial assistance from other sources, including the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS), and the Financial Aid office. If the student is a Research or Teacher Assistant, s.he must also go to CUPE 2626 – which may also give some financial aid when a student has an emergency.
- Download and fill out the E-grant Application Form or the Phoenix Pay System E-grant Application Form. The following information must be provided:
- Personal information, including your student number. Your name must appear as it appears on your University record.
- An estimate of your expenses for the semester.
- An estimate of your revenues for the semester.
- An account of the circumstances justifying the need for an e-grant.
- Email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will received a confirmation within 2-3 days. If you do not receive a confirmation, please resend the form.
- You must also submit a printed and signed copy of the e-grant form to our office (601 Cumberland st.), along with a proof of registration in a graduate program.
Applications are received by the Finance Commissioner, and shall be evaluated by the e-grant committee, formed by the Internal Commissioner, the Finance Commissioner and the Executive Coordinator, which will evaluate each case. Situations deemed not urgent will be refused e-grant. The decision of the committee is final.
- The maximum amount for an e-grant is $250.
- A maximum of 20 e-grants will be available per fiscal year. You can only receive one e-grant per fiscal year (May-April).
- A maximum of 10 e-grants will be available during the first half of the fiscal year (May-October).