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Student Leadership Fund


The Dalhousie Student Leadership Fund can provide financial assistance to students, student groups and student societies for special initiatives and events that enhance student experience, overall campus life or demonstrate student leadership.  

Projects that are dedicated to the principles of personal and community development and, in particular, provide co-curricular educational opportunities for students to build leadership, citizenship, inter-cultural awareness and/or community-building skills are encouraged. Preference will be given to those projects in which the broader University community can participate.

Funding Eligibility 

  • Individual students/ student groups that have a leadership role in an event/ project/ initiative (organizing, planning, presenting, delivery, showcasing)
  • Individual students who are attending an event/ activity/ project to learn AND implement new initiatives on the Dalhousie campus that will broadly benefit Dalhousie students and enhance the quality of student life.
  • Dalhousie student groups or student societies planning and organizing an event on campus that is open to all students and enhances the quality of Dalhousie student life.

Funding Guidelines & Requirements

  • One funding request per student/student group will be approved per fiscal year
  • The applicant(s) must be a registered student(s) at Dalhousie at the time of application
  • The event or program must occur within the existing academic year
  • The project must be co-curricular and not be related to academic programs such as a class lecture, lab, practicum, or internship. As a requirement, you must submit a description of the activity which will be added to your Co-Curricular Record 
  • You must complete the request form, including a detailed budget.
  • Requests must be submitted a minimum of 5 weeks in advance.
  • 60% of approved funding will be provided in advance of initiative or event. 40% will be provided upon return with proof of travel/ attendance, participation and expenses. (see form for additional details)
  • Additional requirements may be requested on a case by case basis. 

Supporting Documentation Required

  • Upon completion of the project or conference, you must submit your reflection. You must also provide proof of event costs (e.g. travel receipts, hotel bills, conference registration fee receipts, program materials costs, etc.). Funding will be revoked if this requirement is not met.


  • The maximum award for group application for events or activities is $2,500
  • The maximum award for individual projects, events or activities is $500
  • Please note that payment by cheque may take a minimum of 15 business days to be issued