The Student Activities Fund provides financial support to recognized undergraduate students or student groups. The approval of an application for funding depends upon the availability of funds and if the request is consistent with the criteria outlined in the Student Activities Fund Policy (PDF, 101KB).

Student Activities Fund Priorities

  • Individual or group requests to participate in educational conferences or events that: enhance a student’s leadership potential; promote Carleton University externally, or; complement the student’s in-class experience.

Groups that are seeking funding to host an event that enhances student life at Carleton University are encouraged to apply to the CUx Experience Fund.

Please note that graduate students are not eligible to receive funding through the Student Activities Fund. To receive funding, students must be a registered student in an undergraduate program.

Funds are not intended to support existing projects, co-operative education, thesis projects, student exchange travel expenses, summer fieldwork placements, laboratory operating costs, or individual educational program requirements. Funding will not be provided for staffing costs. Normally, funds allocated range from $150 to $1,000 depending upon the project.

These funds are provided with the generous support of the Carleton University Alumni Association and MBNA.

Apply for Funding

Applications for 2023-2024 are now closed. Please check back over the summer for information about 2024-2025.

Please contact with any questions.

Applications must be submitted 30 days prior to the event. Applications will not be accepted once the event has taken place.

In the event that three or more students apply for funding to attend the same conference or event, the applicants will be contacted and asked to work together to submit an application for group funding. This will apply even if some students have already applied for and received approval for funding.

Post-Activity Fund Final Report

Students and student groups who have been approved for funding through the Student Activities Fund must submit their post-activity final report within 30 days of the activity.