Alumni Association Grants

Members of the Queen's community who have an idea for an innovative program that enriches the University may qualify for special project funding from the Queen's University Alumni Association (QUAA). Grants are normally for a few hundred dollars but can go as high as $2,000.

You can directly support student and alumni-led initiatives that foster innovation and inclusion at Queen's and help the QUAA Board provide even more funding to deserving groups and initiatives each year by donating to the QUAA Grants.

Guidelines for Applicant Organizations

  1. The Association seeks to support innovation and connection among its membership, both current and future. Initiatives that promote student-to-alumni interaction, alumni-to-alumni interaction and that are new and innovative will normally be given higher priority. 
  2. The Association’s intent is to provide seed funding without any on-going commitment (presumed or otherwise) to applicants. For this reason, requests from organizations that have received funding within the last two years will normally be given lower priority.
  3. Applicant organizations must be non-profit in the sense that proceeds will not be returned to the “owners” of the applicant organization.
  4. Student groups must be a university-sanctioned club, student group or organization.
  5. Students and/or alumni must play major roles in the organization and operation of the initiative. 

2021 Recipient

Good Mourning Book Club

2021 Recipient

Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS)

2021 Recipient

Project Happiness Queen's

2021 Recipient

Queen's Engineering Society, External Relations

2021 Recipient

Queen's Engineering Society, Professional Development

2021 Recipient

Queen's Female Leadership in Politics (QFLIP)

2021 Recipient

Queen's Student Chapter for the Association of Global Health (CAGH)

2021 Recipient

Ultraviolet Magazine

Good Mourning Book Club

Good Mourning Book Club provides a space for students to discuss grief in a calm and comfortable environment. They are currently preparing to return to campus as an in-person club, with the hopes increasing their visibility and presence.  

Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS)

The Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) at Queen’s is a very new club; it was ratified in February 2021 and has since been growing, establishing a social media presence and collaborating on events with other clubs. Their current goal is to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for people of Latin American heritage and/or people who want to learn more about Latin American history, culture, and languages.

Project Happiness Queen's

Project Happiness Queen's strives to give students the resources to create greater happiness within themselves and the community. The club’s main initiative is to implement lesson plans prepared by Project Happiness Global about the “science of happiness” to different grade levels.

Queen's Engineering Society, External Relations

In alignment with their commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization, a group of dedicated students within the Queens Engineering Society is launching an initiative to support local Indigenous organizations through the sale of jacket patches.

Queen's Engineering Society, Professional Development

The Engineering Society’s Professional Development (PD) team works to prepare all students to navigate post-graduation with confidence. This is accomplished by sharing employment opportunities, providing professional skills workshops, and hosting an annual networking summit open to all students.

Queen's Female Leadership in Politics (QFLIP)

Queen’s Female Leadership in Politics (QFLIP) hosts several events throughout the year, including their award-winning annual conference. One of the most popular of these events is their fall taster, an interactive workshop and panel session where students learn about QFLIP’s mandate and other topics related to feminism, intersectionality, and equity.

Queen's Student Chapter for the Association of Global Health (CAGH)

The Queen’s Student Chapter of the Canadian Association for Global Health (CAGH) was founded in September 2020, and is launching new mentorship program, which aims to connect undergraduate students at Queen’s to alumni in academia and industry who have experience in global health, public health, or development studies.  

Ultraviolet Magazine

Ultraviolet is a non-profit arts magazine that aims to showcase the creative works of Queen's students and alumni. The magazine accepts prose, poetry, art, photography, graphics, and music. They create opportunities for Queen's artists to have their works published in print or advertised digitally on their website.