Application Form for Conference Travel Funds (Graduate Student)
This program has been established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research to assist
graduate students with travel and accommodation expenses associated with presenting a paper or
poster at a conference. Maximum funding support available under this program is $500.
Completed application forms are to be submitted to the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and
Research, Atrium Building Room 210. There are two competitions per fiscal year with deadlines
for submissions of April 1 and October 1. Applications will be vetted and decisions on funding will
be made by the FGSR Awards Committee.
Applicants must be attending the conference for the purpose of presenting a paper or poster
Applicants must be registered as full-time students in a graduate program at Saint Mary's
Applicants may only receive funding from this program once (1) during the course of their
The proposed budget (reliability, reasonableness).
Impact of the conference participation on the applicant’s graduate program and on the
profile of Saint Mary’s as assessed by:
o The explanation/justification provided by the applicant;
o The potential impact of presenting at the conference on Saint Mary’s profile;
o The opportunities for publication of the conference presentation to a broad audience.
Complete applications must include:
Application form (all sections)
Budget of estimated expenses (complete the appropriate section in application form)
Letter of acceptance from conference organizers and/or copy of conference program
indicating student’s participation
Abstract of the paper
Section I – Applicant details