Conference Travel Grant

Conference Travel Grant

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  • Deadline
    Rolling deadline, apply at least one month in advance of anticipated travel.
  • Description
    Conference Travel Grants provide financial assistance to full and part-time faculty members, including sabbaticants, who are formally disseminating their research/scholarship/creative works at academic conferences.
  • Levels of Funding

    1) For travel up o 700 km (one way): Up to $400

    2) For travel over 700 km (one way): Up to $800 (this inclludes all overseas travel)

  • Pre-Award Conditions                                                                               

    1) Complete applications must be submitted BEFORE the event has occurred.

    2)  NEW: Faculty are eligible to apply for a conference travel grant every other year (1 July  – 30 June, based on the date of the conference). Transition: Faculty awarded a CTG in 2014-15 will be eligible to apply for conference funding again in 2015-16. The every other year rule will come into effect on July 1, 2016.

    3) Applicants should apply by the appropriate deadline even if active participation in the conference has not been confirmed. Applications of this nature will be granted a conditional acceptance. Funds will be released once official confirmation is received by the Office of the Associate Vice-President (Research). 
    4) As of July 1st, 2015 applicants will be required to provide a 300-word description of the outcomes for their last (if applicable) Conference Travel Grant application. Your report should highlight the ways that the award facilitated and developed your research agenda (dissemination of knowledge, publications/creative work, networking and collaborative opportunities, revising or rethinking key ideas and approaches, etc.)
    Note: This requirement will replace the Final Report that was due 2 months after conference participation.
    5) The Senate Research Committee requires a fully itemized budget showing the  full cost  of the trip, even if above and beyond the amount of the grant.
    6) In general, eligible expenses will only be considered for the day before the event, during the event, and the day after the event. However, additional travel days may be considered if justified in this application.
    7) Meals and/or accommodation fees included in conference registration cannot be claimed. 
    8) All supporting documentation  must be attached  in the Attachments section before clicking "Submit". Most common document formats are supported.
  • About this form
    This a web-based form, similar to Tri-Council online funding applications. You will be required to attach supporting documents as a single PDF file. Please speak to your Departmental Assistant if you are unsure about scanning documents as PDF's.   After you click "Submit" you will be sent a confirmation email with the application details included for your files.   If you experience difficulties with this form please contact the ORS immediately at or call 452-0621. A PDF version of each form is available (upon request) if web-based forms are malfunctioning.