Supplementary Funding for International
Conference Participation for Faculty Members
Updated: August 2006
This fund was established by the Vice-President, Academic & Research (AVP), in July
2004 to provide supplementary support for the cost of international conference
participation. The setting of eligibility and selection criteria, vetting of applications, and
the allocation of funds are under the auspices of the FGSR Research Committee, with
approval of the AVP.
This fund is separate from the “Travel Expense Fund for Scholarly Purposes” as detailed
in Article 18.1 of the Collective Agreement between Saint Mary’s University and the
Saint Mary’s University Faculty Union.
The goal of this fund is to provide a level of support in the range of $500 to $1000 per
successful applicant. These funds are meant to supplement funding from other sources
(e.g. funds provided under Article 18.1 of the Collective Agreement; research grant
funds; funds provided by the organizers of the conference) to aid in the cost of travel for
the purposes of representing Saint Mary’s at international conferences.
Two competitions are held per year.
Applications may be submitted in anticipation of pending official notification of
participation in the conference. The application will be reviewed by the FGSR Research
Committee and, if approved, recommended funding will be held pending official proof of
Be a full-time Faculty member at the time of application and travel.
Not have received an award from this fund in the previous 24 months.
Be attending the conference for the purpose of making a presentation (oral or
poster format), acting as an invited Chair of a session, or be a member of the
Executive or Organizing Committee of the Conference.
Receive the approval of the relevant Dean of Arts, Commerce or Science.
Complete the application in full.
If the presentation has more than one author from Saint Mary’s, only the person
presenting the paper at the Conference is eligible for support.