About the Grant

The Residence Initiative Grant aims to provide financial support for departments and student-led groups at Queen’s that aim to positively impact student life in residence. The goal of the Residence Initiative Grant is to encourage and support ongoing and innovative programs and services that enhance the residence experience.

Application Link: https://goo.gl/forms/TwjZ34HQdrf0vVat1


Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The applicant must represent a University Department or a student led group affiliated with a University Department or the Alma Mater Society

  • The Department or Group must have a mandate to enhance undergraduate student life, the broader learning environment, or the student experience

  • The project must be non-profit in nature

  • Grants may be requested for expendable initiatives or capital projects.


Selection Criteria

Requests for Grants will be assessed based on the amount of detail, specificity, and feasibility of the proposed plan, as well as the extent to which the initiatives aim to directly impacting students in residence, through accomplishment of any of the following objectives:

  • Support student leadership development and community engagement,

  • Develop greater social consciousness and citizenship among students,

  • Support student learning and academic success,

  • Support personal, mental, social, cultural and spiritual needs, or

  • Promote and create positive, healthy, safe and inclusive campus living and learning environments and communities.

Applications will be reviewed by the Residence Society's Fine Revenue Allocation Committee, the President of the Residence Society, the Queen’s Rector, and the Director of Residence Life. Funds will be prioritized for initiatives that emphasize benefits that directly impact the student experience in residence.


Application Process

Departments and groups will have the opportunity to submit funding requests for review and approval, according to the following deadlines and timelines:

                                                                     Deadline for Submission: January 31st, 2019
                                                                     Funding Decision: Early February